Influencing institutional change through state policy: rural community college responses to performance-based funding models

dc.contributor.advisor Janice N. Friedel
dc.contributor.author Thornton, Zoë
dc.contributor.department Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
dc.date 2018-08-11T08:43:18.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:56:46Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T02:56:46Z
dc.date.copyright Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2015
dc.date.embargo 2016-04-19
dc.date.issued 2015-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>The accountability theme within higher education resonates throughout campus programming, state budgeting, and federal legislative review sessions. Most notably, the design and implementation of state-level performance-based funding (PBF) models can be found in more states than not; indeed, twenty-five states had PBF models in place as of December, 2013, with another fifteen states transitioning to or in formal discussions of this funding phenomenon (Friedel, Thornton & Katsinas, 2014). This research study has identified a gap in the current literature regarding the actual organizational impacts of PBF models on rural community colleges. In an attempt to fill the void in the available research, this study asked the primary research question: How does the leadership team describe the impacts of a mandated performance-based funding policy on their rural community college? As PBF continues to be a prevalent option for funding public higher education, it is extremely important that the full effects on institutions are understood and that appropriate planning takes place for implementation and adjustment. In particular, rural community colleges, already facing multiple challenges in their distinct role of economic, workforce and community development, require greater understanding and preparation for the potential effects of this funding option.</p>
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dc.identifier archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/etd/14443/
dc.identifier.articleid 5450
dc.identifier.contextkey 7936105
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-3994
dc.identifier.s3bucket isulib-bepress-aws-west
dc.identifier.submissionpath etd/14443
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/28628
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines Community College Education Administration
dc.subject.disciplines Community College Leadership
dc.subject.disciplines Education Policy
dc.subject.disciplines Higher Education Administration
dc.subject.keywords Education (Educational Leadership)
dc.subject.keywords Education
dc.subject.keywords Educational Leadership
dc.subject.keywords Accountability
dc.subject.keywords Higher education funding
dc.subject.keywords Performance-based funding
dc.subject.keywords Rural community colleges
dc.title Influencing institutional change through state policy: rural community college responses to performance-based funding models
dc.type article
dc.type.genre dissertation
dspace.entity.type Publication
thesis.degree.level dissertation
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
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