Outcomes-Based Higher Ed Funding Plans Move Forward

Last legislative session, efforts to alter the state's funding model for public higher education by tying a portion of it to student success rather than student enrollment stalled. But House Bill 9, authored by state Rep. Dan Branch, R-Dallas, did pass, and it required that new plans for outcomes-based funding be submitted for consideration in the upcoming session.

Advisory committees made up of college and university administrators have been collaborating on an outcomes-based funding system that can generate enough support to get through the legislative process in 2013. Today, those advisory committees are presenting their plans to the Texas ...

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