Technical Incentive Funding Model Task Force
The Technical Incentive Funding Model Task Force was established in Section 130(4) of the 2013-15 biennial budget (3ESSB 5034). The goal of the task force is to provide the Legislature with an incentive funding model proposal for the state’s public four-year institutions of higher education.
Technical Incentive Funding Model Task Force Report (Dec 31, 2013)
No future meetings are scheduled.
- Oct 24, 2013 Agenda
- Oct 10, 2013 Agenda | Notes
- Sept 26, 2013 Agenda | Notes
- Sept 12, 2013 Agenda | Notes
- Aug 20, 2013 Agenda | Meeting materials | Notes
Task force members
- Melissa Beard, Forecast Analyst, Education Research & Data Center
- Paul Francis, Executive Director, Council of Presidents
- Dr. Gene Sharrat, Executive Director, Washington Student Achievement Council
- Ann Anderson, Director, Government Relations, Central Washington University
- Colin Ormsby, Vice Provost for Academic Planning, Graduate Programs, Grants and Institutional Research, Eastern Washington University
- John Carmichael, Deputy to the President and Secretary to the Board of Trustees, The Evergreen State College
- Paul Jenny, Vice Provost, Planning and Budgeting, University of Washington
- Jane Sherman,Vice Provost for Academic Policy and Evaluation, Washington State University
- Steve Vanderstaay, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Western Washington University
- Cherie Berthon, Budget Assistant to the Governor, Office of Financial Management
- Paula Moore, Senior Budget Assistant to the Governor, Office of Financial Management
- Marc Webster, Senior Partner for Education Resources Planning, Washington Student Achievement Council
The outcomes required by the authorizing proviso include:
- A proposed system for new incentive funding based on:
- Performance metrics.
- Control and reduction (where possible) of tuition.
- Efficient utilization of resources, including classrooms, labs, online learning, and other digital instruction methods.
- A methodology for allocating funding for performance based on clear metrics agreed to by the task force. The proviso highlights:
- Use of the ERDC Dashboard.
- Performance metrics that recognize each institution’s unique mission.
- A methodology for establishing a baseline level of state funding that would:
- Support an increased percentage of people obtaining higher education degrees.
- Meet high employer demand and the needs of a high-technology economy.
- Provide an equitable balance between tuition and state support.
- Provide funding enhancements based on performance and tuition-reduction incentives.
- A method to direct unspent performance funding to the state need grant.
Tasks and objectives
- Agree on the key policy questions the performance funding model should try to answer.
- Develop common agreement on the starting point or data baselines for measurement.
- Review potential performance metrics and agree on a set, or sets specific to institutions, that will form the basis of the model.
- Review options and develop a recommended methodology, framework, and implementation timeline for a potential performance funding model.
- Summarize work in a report to the Legislature and provide legislative staff with a technical model.
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