Monday, April 13, 2015

Student Outcomes Will Determine Public Funding of Universities in Oregon

The Chronicle of Higher Education
April 11th, 2015

Oregon’s public universities will get state funds on the basis of student outcomes rather than enrollment, a state higher-education panel has decided.
The Statesman Journal, in Salem, Ore., reports that in a new approach, money from the Public University Support Fund will be allocated according to rates of student access and completion, with an emphasis on underrepresented populations.
Performance-based funding has gained favor among many state lawmakers in recent years. In Oregon, the new model is to be put fully into effect over the next four years.

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