EdD Doctor of Education
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Donohue, Patricia C.
Committee Member 1
Committee Member 2
Access, Community colleges, Massachusetts, Performance funding
Community colleges--Administration; Community colleges--Finance
Community College Leadership | Higher Education
The purpose of this case study of four community colleges was to determine if the Massachusetts Performance Funding Formula (MAPFF) has negatively impacted access in two threats to access: 1) decreased affordability; and 2) restriction of admissions, enrollment, and recruitment in fiscal years 2014, 2015, and 2016. Participating senior administrators provided their perceptions of how the Massachusetts Performance Funding Formula impacted student access and their institutions. Access was negatively impacted by decreased affordability due to significant increases to tuition and fees the students pay. Access was also negatively impacted by a reduction and elimination of programs, courses, and sections.
Brooks, Walter T., "How does performance funding impact the open access mission of community colleges in Massachusetts?" (2019). Theses and Dissertations. 2734.