Performance Funding: An Opportunity to Improve Student Outcomes

Funding for the University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia will be based entirely on performance starting in fall 2015. There is growing interest in performance funding across the country spurred in part by Complete College America, a national initiative to improve postsecondary completion rates that Georgia is participating in. Tennessee is the only state to date to rely solely on performance to fund its postsecondary institutions. This session examines how it is working there. David Wright, Vice President of Policy and Research at the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, will discuss design and statewide implementation of the state’s performance funding system. Erik Ness, Associate Professor at the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia, will share his findings on how four institutions in Tennessee are responding to the new funding system.


  • Ken Kincaid, Budget Director of Technical College System of Georgia
  • Erik C. Ness, Associate Professor, Institute of Higher Education, University of Georgia
  • David L. Wright, Chief Policy & Research Officer, Tennessee Higher Education Commission

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