ASU develops performance-based funding metrics
by Anna Oakes
Appalachian State University’s four-year graduation rate,
financial integrity, freshman to sophomore retention rate and utilization of
space could soon determine how much state funding the campus receives.
University of North Carolina system leaders have spent
much of the year studying a transition to a performance-based funding model.
Currently, funding to the 17 UNC campuses based on campus enrollment growth.
All campuses will be evaluated based on five core
measures: freshman to sophomore retention, six-year graduation rate, undergraduate
degree efficiency, number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to Pell Grant
recipients and financial integrity.
In addition, campuses have been asked to develop
campus-specific measures. ASU’s measures are: transfer four-year graduation
rate, four-year graduation rate, graduate student degree efficiency, investment
per degree and space utilization.
Provost Lori Gonzalez said specific goals for each measure have not yet been approved by UNC General Administration.