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              Committee on Planning and Assessment
             of the Commission on Higher Education
    Acting as the Steering Committee for Performance Funding
                                
                            Minutes
                   Meeting by Conference Call
                        23 October 1996
                           4:30 p.m.



Present:  Austin Gilbert( chairing the meeting for Roger Whaley, who was not 
present), Dalton Floyd, David Maxwell, William Stern.  Also present: Edward Seim, 
William Workman, Larry Wilson, Walt Owen, Fred Sheheen, Michael Smith.



Mr. Gilbert called the meeting to order at 4:35 p.m. and reviewed the agenda that 
had been faxed to the participants earlier in the day.  The agenda contained the 
following questions: 

     1) Should each of the four sector committees determine the relative weights 
of the indicators?

     2) What is the range of the weight for each indicator?

     3) Is it appropriate to use comparisons with institutions outside South Carolina 
for bench marking of some indicators?

     4) How do we accommodate the issue of the size and complexity of the institution?

Mr Gilbert ask Mr. Wilson to speak to these questions, which he had raised with 
the Steering Committee.  After considerable discussion, it was agreed that the 
four questions were closely interrelated and could be addressed by the following 
motions:

     Moved by Mr. Floyd, seconded by Mr. Stern, that: 

     Sector committees are to determine the relative weights of the indicators 
without consideration of size, enrollment, and complexity of programs, which will 
be determined later.  (These issues will be factored into the plan at a later 
stage.)

The motion passed unanimously.

     Moved by Mr. Floyd, seconded by Mr. Stern, that

     The steering committee believes that it is appropriate to use comparisons 
with institutions outside South Carolina for the bench marking of some indicators, 
with justification.

The motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Gilbert indicated the minutes of this meeting should be sent to members of the 
sector committees as soon as possible, since their committee meetings are now 
underway.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:15 p,m.