After first appearing in 1979 in Tennessee, performance funding for higher education went on to be adopted by some other 26 states. This monograph reviews research on a multitude of states to handle these questions:
• What impacts does performance funding have on institutional practices and, in the long run, student outcomes?
• What hindrances and uncomfortable side effects do performance funding encounter?
This monograph finds considerable impacts on institutional practices, weak impacts on student outcomes, substantial hindrances, and sizable unintended impacts. Given this, the monograph closes with a discussion of the results for future research and for public policymaking on performance funding.
This is the 2nd issue of the 39th volume of the Jossey-Bass series ASHE Higher Education Report. Every monograph is the definitive analysis of a tough higher education issue, according to thorough research of pertinent literature and institutional experiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Noted practitioners and scholars are then commissioned to jot down the reports, with experts providing important reviews of Every manuscript before publication.