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Table Of Contents

1. Introduction
Conundrums of Performance Funding
Research Questions and a Preview of Methods and Perspectives
Chapter Contents and Preview of Findings
2. Putting U.S. Performance Funding in Context
Conceptualizing Accountability
Accountability to State Government
State Finance of Higher Education as Accountability
The Use of Performance Outcomes in State Funding
Contextualizing U.S. Performance Funding
Summary and Conclusions
3. The Varying Trajectories of Higher Education Performance Funding Programs
How Many States Have Adopted Performance Funding?
Two Waves of Performance Funding Adoption
Different Stages of Performance Funding
Varying Trajectories of Performance Funding
Synopses of the Performance Funding Programs in Our Eight States
Summary and Conclusions
4. Origins of the First Wave of State Performance Funding Adoptions with Rachel Hare Bork, Sosanya M. Jones, and Blanca E. Vega
Explaining the Rise of State Performance Funding
Theoretical Perspectives
Research Methods
Broad-Based Social Forces Giving Rise to Performance Funding
Supporters of Performance Funding and Their Motives
Opponents and Their Beliefs
Coalition Formation
Identification of Policy Solutions
Agenda Setting
Summary and Conclusions
5. Incremental Change in Florida, Ohio, and Tennessee
Selection of Cases and Interviews
Theoretical Framework
Incremental Change in Funding Levels for Performance Funding
Incremental Change in Performance Indicators
Summary and Conclusions
6. Performance Funding Discontinued
Research and Theoretical Perspectives
Factors Contributing to Performance Funding Program Discontinuation
Risk Factors for Performance Funding Discontinuation
Summary and Conclusions
7. Origins of the Second Wave of Performance Funding Adoptions with Sosanya M. Jones, Hana Lahr, Lara Pheatt, and Vikash Reddy
Objectives and Theoretical Perspectives
Research Methods and Data Sources
Broad-Based Social Forces Giving Rise to the Wave 2 Programs
Advocacy Coalitions Supporting Performance Funding
Muted Opposition
Formation of the Supporting Coalitions
Identification of Policy Solutions
Policy Windows Opening the Way for PF 2.0
Similarities and Differences in the Origins of Wave 1 and 2 Programs
Summary and Conclusions
8. Summary and Conclusions
Summary of Findings
Research and Theory Implications
What Is the Likely Future of Performance Funding?
Research Questions
Theoretical Perspectives
Research Methods