The Tennessee Higher Education Commission's Quality Assurance Funding (formerly Performance Funding) program has been in operation for over thirty years. It is nationally recognized as a successful statewide supplemental funding incentive to encourage continuous improvement of programs and services. All public universities and community colleges have been able to earn additional funds (up to 5.45% of the institution's state funding) on the basis of quality improvement as measured by a common set of indicators.
The incentive has encouraged institutions to build a comprehensive evaluation systems whereby they can reliably measure student learning. The Performance Funding Program serves as an accountability instrument for each five-year Master Plan and tracks measures the Commission is statutorily required to report annually to the Tennessee Genearl Assembly. For the 2015-2020 cycle, institutions will focus on two quality standards: Quality of Student Learning and Quality of Student Support Services.
See more at THEC Quality Assurance Funding
Performance Funding Subpopulations
There are five student subpopulations that JSCC will be evaluated on over the five-year performance funding cycle. JSCC is scored based on the completion of these students as compared to the three prior years (three-year average).
These five populations are: