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dc.contributor.advisorHart, Jennifer L. (Jennifer Lynn), 1967-eng
dc.contributor.authorMueller, Lorieng
dc.date.issued2011eng
dc.date.submitted2011 Springeng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on October 19, 2012).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. Jennifer L. Harteng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionEd. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2011.eng
dc.description"May 2011"eng
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine perceptions of state legislators regarding funding of public higher education in the State of Missouri. To this end, I sought to determine how Missouri legislators perceive the purpose of higher education and the role the state government should play in funding it. The concept that higher education is a public good framed this study, meaning that it benefits more than just those individuals who receive it or results in unintended positive outcomes for a larger population than solely its consumers. This justifies its funding, at least in part, through appropriations from the state legislature. Four key themes emerged based on data from Missouri's Constitution, historical budget documents, and semi-structured interviews with members of key legislative committee members from Missouri's 95th General Assembly: (a) the priority of higher education in Missouri, (b) the value of higher education in Missouri, (c) the need for higher education to prove its worth, and (d) the question of private good versus public good. Implications for policy and practice are presented at the end of the study, along with recommendations for future research.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.format.extentix, 141 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc872561011eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/15788eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/15788
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subjecthigher education financeeng
dc.subjectsocial compacteng
dc.subjectstate fundingeng
dc.subjectpublic goodeng
dc.titleHigher education funding in Missourieng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational leadership and policy analysis (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.nameEd. D.eng


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