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Performance Funding and Higher Education Administrators

Title: Performance Funding and Higher Education Administrators: The Interaction of Administrators and Policy on Metric Achievement.

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Name(s): Locks, Taylor, author
Perez-Felkner, Lara, professor directing thesis
Tandberg, David A., committee member
Cox, Bradley E., committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Education, degree granting college
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, degree granting department
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2016
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (62 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: In 2014, Florida formally adopted a performance funding model for its State University System of higher education. The case study provides a qualitative analysis of the policy's implementation at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, a historically black institution (HBI). Using the lens of coercive and normative isomorphism, this study identifies how institutional relationships between higher education administrators have changed in response to performance funding. Participants, though supportive of the policy as an accountability tool, disliked the specific metric items policymakers use to measure institutional performance. Participants perceived the metric items and policy goals as contradictory to the mission of their institution. The article identifies recommendations for policymakers to increase institutional buy-in and areas of future research.
Identifier: FSU_2016SP_Locks_fsu_0071N_13250 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in partial fulfillment of the Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester 2016.
Date of Defense: April 13, 2016.
Keywords: Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, HBCU funding, HBI, higher education, performance funding, public policy
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Lara Perez-Felkner, Professor Directing Thesis; David Tandberg, Committee Member; Bradley E. Cox, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Education, Higher
Education, Higher -- Administration
Education and state
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Owner Institution: FSU

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Locks, T. (2016). Performance Funding and Higher Education Administrators: The Interaction of Administrators and Policy on Metric Achievement. Retrieved from