NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED011451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov
Pages: 84
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
FINANCING JUNIOR COLLEGES IN CALIFORNIA, A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE STATE SUPPORT PROGRAM.
ALKIN, MARVIN C.
A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO PROBLEMS OF DEFINING AND ESTABLISHING AN EQUITABLE BASIS OF STATE SUPPORT IS DEVELOPED IN THIS STUDY. CALIFORNIA JUNIOR COLLEGES ARE COMPARED WITH NATIONAL AVERAGES ON SUCH VARIABLES AS ENROLLMENT, FINANCES, AND FACULTY. A HIGHER DEPENDENCE ON LOCAL FINANCING IN CALIFORNIA IS NOTED. INEQUITIES IN FACULTY SALARIES ARE RELATED TO THE SIZE OF THE COLLEGE, WITH LARGER COLLEGES PAYING HIGHER SALARIES. IN ORDER TO ASSESS THE EXISTING SUPPORT PROGRAM, A SERIES OF FIVE GUIDELINES IS DEVELOPED AND TESTED WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THE CALIFORNIA EXPERIENCE. A 15-COLLEGE SAMPLE IS ANALYZED ON THE BASIS OF 22 VARIABLES TO PERMIT DEFINITION OF RELATIONSHIPS AMONG CERTAIN MEASURES OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT, COMMUNITY CHARACTERISTICS, AND SELECTED CRITERIA INCLUDING MEASURES OF COLLEGE PRODUCTIVITY IN THE TECHNICAL-VOCATIONAL AND ACADEMIC AREA, AND INDEXES OF NONVOLUNTARY DROPOUT RATES. THE AUTHOR CONCLUDES THAT DISTRICT TAX BASES ARE THE PRIMARY DETERMINANTS OF VARIATION IN CRITERION VARIABLES AND FINANCIAL INPUTS. A SERIES OF ALTERNATE PROPOSALS IS DEVELOPED WITH REFERENCE TO IMPROVING AND EQUALIZING THE DISTRIBUTION OF FISCAL RESOURCES AMONG THE JUNIOR COLLEGES. (AL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers: California (Sacramento)