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Aug. 30, 2011TRENTON, MO |  By: Wayman

Performance Funding

Our colleges and universities in Missouri in the coming years might have to get their state funding by showing they are succeeding.

That's the assessment from Dr. Neil Nuttall president of North Central Missouri College in Trenton. Nuttall recently attended a state conference in which the governor and Missouri education leaders outlines plans to move to performance-based funding. He says in a first for the nation, all the public community colleges across Missouri are working together to identify strategic indicators of success that could be tied to state funding. He adds those factors could differ between community colleges and 4 years universities.

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Some of the items that could be tied into performance based funding are student completion success rates, career program completion, and student satisfaction. Missouri lawmakers have yet to decide on a performance based funding model for colleges and universities.