Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la formation et la profession enseignante (CRIFPE)

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Neary, C. (2019). U.S. higher education performance-based funding policy diffusion and its association with state political ideologies and state budgeting taxonomies. Thèse de doctorat inédite, Iowa State University, Ames, USA.


Performance-based funding (PBF) is an important component of many states’ higher education funding policies. A majority of U.S. states hold their public colleges accountable through the establishment of PBF indicators designed to boost student success. Recent national pushes for college student success, like the College Completion Agenda and the Complete College America Alliance, inspire a collective analysis of U.S. state PBF policies. I use document analysis and develop policy diffusion proxy models that explain commonality in various forms. My research inspires institutional leaders and state legislators to strategically fund postsecondary programs, faculty, and staff that influence student success. Although each state designs its own funding policy, these stakeholders can use this suggested national standard of practice to determine how their state’s policies contribute to a national push for student success. This research also inspires scholars to expand the purview of state-level higher education policy to PBF’s collective impact on U.S. higher education.


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Adresse civique

Université de Montréal
Faculté des Sciences de l'Éducation
90, avenue Vincent d'Indy
Pavillon Marie-Victorin – C-536
Outremont (Québec) H2V 2S9

Adresse postale

Université de Montréal
Faculté des Sciences de l'Éducation
CRIFPE – C-543
C.P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville
Montréal (Québec) H3C 3J7