Date Approved

9-10-2019

Embargo Period

9-11-2019

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

EdD Doctor of Education

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Donohue, Patricia C.

Second Advisor

Kerrigan, Monica

Third Advisor

Nespoli, Lawrence

Subject(s)

Community colleges--Administration; Community colleges--Finance

Disciplines

Community College Leadership | Higher Education

Abstract

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.

Comments

Attached data spreadsheet may be opened in Excel for Windows 2016. Copyright 2019 by the author.

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