Educational Technology

March 31, 2014

The Role of Technology in an Outcomes-Based Funding Environment

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:28 am

By Mary Grush, Campus Technology

The University of Tennessee, Martin has a strategy in place to comply with a statewide outcomes-based funding mandate. Their initial work, completed during the 3-year “hold harmless” implementation window, was done in response to the Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010, which rewards institutions for outcomes related to retention, progression, and student success. All state-funded higher education institutions in Tennessee, through the Tennessee Board of Regents and the UT system, are aligned with the state’s master plan and the “Drive to 55” — the governor’s push toward a 55 percent rate of Tennessee residents possessing a higher education credential. These institutions, along with the independent schools of the state, work in consort to help more citizens achieve their credentials, and those colleges and universities receiving state funding must demonstrate specific outcomes — rather than just tracking enrollments as was done in the past.

Share on Facebook

No Comments

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Powered by WordPress