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  • About
  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.
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A Study of the Discontinuance of Formula Funding of Institutions of Higher Education in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Carter, Michael J. 21 May 2002 (has links)
The formula method of allocation was used in the Commonwealth of Virginia to fund institutions of higher education from 1968 until the recession of 1990. Prior to the early 1990s recession, operational funding for institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth was derived from a framework for staffing guidelines, faculty peer-group benchmarks, and a student tuition policy. Revenue shortfalls caused by the recession were insufficient to fund the resources demanded by the guidelines or funding formulas. This led to the discontinuance of the funding formulas that had guided Virginia's higher education funding for more than two decades (Report of the Joint Subcommittee on Higher Education Funding Policies, 1999). The purpose of the study was to find out how and why the decision was made to discontinue formula funding of institutions of higher education. The decision-making process at the state level is often complex, uncertain, and difficult. The emphasis of the study was to examine the rationale for discontinuing formula funding for resource allocation to institutions of higher education.The study explored why the Commonwealth of Virginia made this important decision. The subjects of the study are the state-level decision-makers responsible for funding institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Information on how and why the Commonwealth of Virginia reached the decision to discontinue formula funding could only be obtained by in-depth interviewing of the participants in the decision-making process. Data were analyzed using the four streams of Cohen and March's decision making model. Triangulation of the data served as a means of data validation. Conclusions and recommendations for future study and practice are included. The major findings were that were many complaints regarding the former formula funding model. The model was a demand driven, rigid input based model that was not linked directly to state revenues. The model was not mandated by the Code of Virginia as was K-12 formula. As required with time-sensitive matters, decisions have to be made to address the issues at hand. The funding formulas were simply discontinued in the face of adversity. Consensus was basically that the demand driven formulas were the wrong methodology given the recession and demands for attention in other areas. / Ph. D.
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The impact of the 2012 higher education fee and funding regime on undergraduate decision making in England

Byford, Katherine Alexa January 2015 (has links)
Since the implementation of the 2012 fee and funding regime in England, that notably increased the maximum undergraduate tuition fees to £9000, the focus of policymakers and those in the higher education sector has been on student participation rates. Thus, to date little is known about the extent to which the 2012 fee and funding changes have affected students’ higher education decision-making. The purpose of this research was to explore students’ study mode, subject and institution choices under the 2012 fee regime, with the aim of contributing new knowledge in this area. To this end, a comprehensive approach to mixed methods was used to generate quantitative and qualitative data on students’ decision-making (Hesse-Biber, 2010a). Two methods were used to generate the data, which were questionnaires completed by 550 students and follow-up interviews with a sub-sample of 30 students. The students, aged 17 to 21, were from six schools and colleges across Greater London and in the final year of their level 3 qualifications (NQF/QCF). The timing of the fieldwork was pivotal to the research and generated data at a specific moment in students’ decisionmaking, after they had submitted a UCAS application (January 2013) and prior to the publication of their level three qualifications (August 2013), which has provided new knowledge of students’ responses to the increased costs of higher education. Informed by Hodkinson and colleagues’ theory of pragmatically rational decision-making (Hodkinson, Sparkes and Hodkinson, 1996), this research provides evidence that the 2012 fee and funding regime has altered and constrained students’ higher education choices. In terms of students’ study mode choices, despite policymakers expectations of increased diversification, the traditional mode of three years of full-time study towards a bachelor degree qualification in a face-to-face teaching and learning environment remains as highly, if not more highly, favoured, with some students avoiding four year courses (typically sandwich courses) to minimise costs. Over half of the students in this research reconsidered and altered their subject choices to those they perceived as improving their graduate employability. This decision was taken by students to ensure that the costs of participating in higher education were beneficial to their future career. The increased costs of higher education has also caused students to live at home whilst studying to reduce their debt and expenses, which was a decision disproportionately made by black and minority ethnic students from all social classes. The findings from this research provide new insights into students’ decision-making that contrast with prior literature, particularly in relation to trends by social class (Bates, Pollard, Usher and Oakley, 2009; Callender and Jackson, 2008; Reay, David and Ball, 2005; Usher, Baldwin, Munro, Pollard and Sumption, 2010). The research argues that the 2012 fee and funding ‘reforms’ have been counterproductive; as opposed to putting financial power into the hands of learners” (BIS, 2010, p.5), the ‘reforms’ have disempowered students by limiting their choices to those that are perceived as affordable.
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Factors that Motivate Faculty to Pursue External Funding at a 4-Year Public Institution of Higher Education

Smith, Sharon D. 01 May 2016 (has links)
The purpose of this quantitative nonexperimental study was to indicate a better understanding of factors that motivate faculty at a 4-year public institution of higher education to pursue external funding. The study is focused on examining the relationship between characteristics of individual faculty members, productivity related to external funding, and faculty perception of intrinsic and extrinsic motivational factors related to pursuing external funding. External funding is a major source of support for research at institutions of higher education. For universities to increase external funding for research along with increasing research productivity, it is essential that university faculty members are motivated to engage in research and seeking funding to support it (Chval & Nossaman, 2014). In order to provide adequate support universities need a clearer understanding of factors that may contribute to faculty’s motivation to pursue external funding. This study was conducted at a 4-year public university in the Southeastern region of the United States. One hundred sixty-seven full-time tenure-track and tenured faculty participated in the study using the web-based anonymous Motivating Factors to Pursuing External Funding Faculty Survey developed by the researcher. The quantitative data were analyzed using a series of single sample t-test, independent t-test, and chi-squared test. This study revealed that the gender and tenure status of full-time tenure-track and tenured faculty at the participating institution does not significantly affect their productivity as it relates to grant submissions or awards. The findings also indicated that the full-time tenure-track and tenured faculty perceive autonomy and self-actualization as significant intrinsic positive motivators and financial rewards as a significant extrinsic positive motivator to pursuing external funding. Additionally, the study found that the full-time tenure-track and tenured faculty did not perceive institutional support services as an extrinsic motivator to pursuing external funding.
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Where Did All My Money Go? An Analysis of Funding Mechanisms Within Student Allocation Boards in Public Ohio Universities

Klier, Haley Nicole 25 June 2018 (has links)
No description available.
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Performance Funding in Ohio: Differences in Awareness of Success Challenge Between Student Affairs Administrators and Academic Affairs Administrators at Ohio’s Public Universities

Schaller, Joni Y. 28 July 2004 (has links)
No description available.
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A análise das estratégias de desenvolvimento acadêmico da UFSCar e suas implicações para a distribuição de recursos do MEC : indicadores de gestão

Silva, Antonio Carlos Lopes da 31 May 2011 (has links)
Made available in DSpace on 2016-06-02T19:16:28Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 3710.pdf: 4451733 bytes, checksum: bdb62f8c2217b7cf52251cfe8e050c16 (MD5) Previous issue date: 2011-05-31 / The fast growth experienced by UFSCar in recent years, in the spheres of education, research and extension was accompanied by a growth in its physical structure, with the creation of two new campuses. The immediate consequence was the increase in spending this new funding structure, which was not accompanied by corresponding increase in transfers of government funds, which has the matrix distribution of budget resources of the Ministry of Education, composed of academic and research indicators for each institution, a major source of federal funding of institutions of higher education. This dissertation, first, to present a review of the forms of financing higher education in Brazil, and particularly at UFSCar, and analyze and understand the many variables that make up the matrix distribution of budget resources of the MEC, based on the indicator Equivalent Student. For this second goal we applied the multivariate regression analysis on data matrix in order to subsidize an institutional policy to improve the current rate which determines the allocation of resources to UFSCar. As a result, the first objective, it was possible to confirm the difficulty of financing the maintenance of federal institutions of higher education, in this way, are dependent on the ability of its managers to seek extra resources for the development of education, research and extension. Regarding the results of the multivariate analysis, we identified that the main variables of the matrix are the number of graduates and the number of new students, showing that the model focuses on productivity without regard to quality. A model consisting of quantitative and qualitative variables would be more in line with the characteristics of the Brazilian federal universities, namely the pursuit of excellence. / O grande crescimento experimentado pela UFSCar nos últimos anos, nas esferas do ensino, pesquisa e extensão veio acompanhado de um crescimento de sua estrutura física, com a criação de dois novos campi. A conseqüência imediata foi o aumento dos gastos de custeio desta nova estrutura, que não foi acompanhada pelo respectivo aumento dos repasses das verbas governamentais, que tem na Matriz de Distribuição de Recursos Orçamentários do MEC, composta por indicadores acadêmicos e de pesquisa de cada instituição, uma das principais fontes de financiamento das instituições federais de ensino superior. Este trabalho busca, primeiramente, apresentar uma revisão das formas de financiamento da educação superior no Brasil e, particularmente, na UFSCar; e analisar e entender as diversas variáveis que compõem a Matriz de Distribuição de Recursos Orçamentários do MEC, baseada no indicador Aluno Equivalente. Para este segundo objetivo aplicou-se a análise de regressão multivariada nos dados da matriz com a finalidade de subsidiar uma política institucional para melhorar o atual índice que determina o aporte de recursos à UFSCar. Como resultado, no primeiro objetivo, foi possível confirmar a dificuldade de financiamento da manutenção das IFES que, desta forma, ficam dependentes da capacidade de seus gestores de buscarem recursos extras para o desenvolvimento do ensino, da pesquisa e da extensão. Em relação aos resultados da análise multivariada, identificou-se que as principais variáveis da matriz são o número de alunos formados e o número de alunos ingressantes, mostrando que o modelo privilegia produtividade sem levar em conta a qualidade. Um modelo composto por variáveis quantitativas e qualitativas estaria mais de acordo com as características das universidades federais brasileiras, ou seja, a busca da excelência.
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Analýza financování veřejných vysokých škol v České republice- implementace změn / Analyses of public higher education funding in Czech Republic- implementation of changes

Vašková, Alexandra January 2012 (has links)
Diploma thesis "Analyses of public higher education funding in Czech Republic- implementation of changes" deals with setting the rules and principles of higher education institutions funding in Czech Republic and analyzes the situation in funding after year 2006. The thesis outlines its view on the universities budget and its function by clarifying the function of public budgets and it clarifies the constitution of higher education as a mixed good with externalities. Funding of higher institutions is a tool in the hands of the state, which helps to influence the higher education politics.For better understanding the current situation, the thesis is using the description of evolution in higher education funding after year 1989. Another important aspect is the international context, therefore , the thesis peeks into the setting up the system of higher education funding in chosen states and implements detected knowledge into the wider context. Using case study research design the thesis makes clear the evolution in funding after year 2006 and formulates the implication for public policy.
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A Historical Review and Financial Analysis of Higher Education Funding in Tennessee.

Stinson, Claire Sauls 01 December 2003 (has links) (PDF)
This was a study of the development of an objective funding method for public higher education institutions in Tennessee. The review covers the history of higher education funding from the early 1800s through the beginning of the twenty-first century with emphasis on the early 1960s through the year 2000. The study describes and analyzes the efforts made in Tennessee to provide adequate and equitable funding to public higher education institutions. Minutes of meetings of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, reports on studies commissioned by state officials, accountability reports prepared by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, the Tennessee Board of Regents and the University of Tennessee, and official budget-related documents and annual financial reports of the colleges and universities were examined for this study. Fifteen personal interviews were conducted with individuals identified on the basis of their longevity in Tennessee higher education and/or the timeframe of their service, and because they represented a cross-section of state officials, officials of governing boards, and university and community college officials. A financial analysis of state appropriations, revenues and expenditures is included for 1993 through 2002. This study found that Tennessee’s formula contains most of the elements that have been brought forward in the literature over the years as indications of a good formula, and it addresses several of the disadvantages of formula funding. The funding formula has moved Tennessee higher education institutions closer to “equitable and fair” funding among the institutions since its application in the early 1970s. A provision for performance funding and implementation of Centers of Excellence and Centers of Emphasis programs addressed quality issues relative to funding. However, use of a formula has not solved the problem of insufficient funding. The complexity of college and university financial reporting has contributed to misunderstandings and distrust between higher education and state officials. This study combines lessons from the past with recommendations for future modifications to the funding formula used by Tennessee’s higher education institutions.
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Factors Associated with Sustainability of Collegiate Livestock Judging Programs at Four Year Universities

Culp, Kyle Christian 26 May 2015 (has links)
No description available.
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Daňová a organizační aspekty vybraných vysokých škol ve vybraných zemích / Tax and Organizational Aspects of Selected Universities in Selected Countries

Fouknerová, Monika January 2014 (has links)
This diploma thesis compares organizational structures of selected universities in the Czech Republic, in the Slovak Republic and in France. The aim of this analysis is to determine whether the organizational structures of sampled universities are comparable or not, and whether there are inefficiencies in the management of these universities. The first part describes systems and funding of higher education in the selected countries. The second part is focused on comparison of the organizational structures using annual reports of the universities. The second part of this thesis also concludes and summarizes the outcomes of the analysis and determines the management effectiveness of selected universities.

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