The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Performance Funding

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Performance Funding is "an incentive-based funding initiative for public higher education that financially rewards exemplary institutional performance on selected measures of effectiveness"*. The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) has coordinated the performance funding initiative since its inception in 1978. Under this program, the University of Tennessee can earn up to 5.45% over their operating budget.


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