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Performance funding in public higher education: Determinants of policy shifts

dc.creatorGorbunov, Alexander V.
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-22T17:12:58Z
dc.date.available2013-07-17
dc.date.issued2013-07-17
dc.identifier.urihttps://etd.library.vanderbilt.edu/etd-06282013-140338
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1803/12728
dc.description.abstractThe study examines the determining factors that drive states to adopt and terminate performance funding policies for public higher education. I use four theoretical frameworks—the Electoral Connection, Political Environment, Policy Diffusion, and Principal-agent frames—to study the entire performance funding policy lifecycle across 47 states from 1979-2009. I employ the Cox proportional hazards model modified to account for multiple repeatable events. I find that the following state-level factors determine the evolution of performance funding: increases in public enrollment; the extent of the Republican presence in the state legislature; the number of, and distance to, sustainable policy examples in other states; the type of state governance arrangements for higher education; and the mode of the policy initiation.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.subjectevent history analysis
dc.subjectperformance accountability
dc.subjecthigher education policy
dc.subjectpolicy process
dc.titlePerformance funding in public higher education: Determinants of policy shifts
dc.typedissertation
dc.contributor.committeeMemberJames C. Hearn
dc.contributor.committeeMemberChristopher P. Loss
dc.contributor.committeeMemberStella M. Flores
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thesis.degree.namePHD
thesis.degree.leveldissertation
thesis.degree.disciplineLeadership and Policy Studies
thesis.degree.grantorVanderbilt University
local.embargo.terms2013-07-17
local.embargo.lift2013-07-17
dc.contributor.committeeChairWilliam R. Doyle


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