Search Still On for Higher Ed Performance-Funding Model

If state agencies made New Year’s resolutions, high atop the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s list would likely be finding a politically palatable model of performance-based funding for the state’s public universities.

For the past three legislative sessions, coordinating board leaders, the Texas Association of Business and others have encouraged a shift from providing state funding to universities purely based on student enrollment to a formula that, at least in part, rewards and creates incentives for student achievement. Proponents believe it would encourage productivity at the universities and help align funding with state priorities. Others have been ...

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