Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Talks About the State’s Performance Incentives

Teresa Lubbers, current  Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education, talks about the strides that Indiana has made in higher education, specifically the evolutionary shift to fund colleges based on performance metrics. To read the full article, click here.

Politico Explores Where Outcomes-Based Funding Works

Politico Pro posted an article yesterday titled Where Outcomes-Based Funding Works.  See a clip of the full article below:

The Seventy percent of states have or are creating policies that base college funding on student outcomes rather than enrollment, but the practice may not always serve its purpose, a new HCM Strategists report suggests. The best policies are robust with significant and stable funding, all institutions participate, metrics vary by sector and underrepresented student outcomes are prioritized. But only a few states have figured out a system where state finance policies are fully aligned with outcomes objectives, the report says “and several have not considered these policies as an option.” They should look to Ohio and Tennessee as models. 

Critics Weigh in on Performance Funding, but Agree that the HCM Report is “Helpful”

In an article by Paul Fain of Inside Higher Ed, critics weigh in on the issue of performance funding and its risks. While some are still skeptical, they agree that the newly released HCM report is helpful. “They’re offering some guidance and some classification themes,” said Nicholas Hillman, an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, who studies higher-education finance and policy. Read more here.