ERIC Number: ED027873
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb-4
Reference Count: 0
Review of Junior College Finance.
California State Coordinating Council for Higher Education, Sacramento.
This report updates the January 1967 study of California junior college financing, considering particularly the possibility of the state assuming all operating costs of the system. Using data not available for the earlier study, it is also examines certain new areas. Section I contains the introduction, a summary, and 12 overall recommendations. Section II, on expenditures, suggests a model with indexes to measure five factors and one for extimating and allocating state funds. Section III, sources of funds, finds that state support for total operating costs is not warranted. Programs best served by state or local funding are discussed. Section IV, funding methods, finds the existing foundation program ineffective in equalizing differences in local financial ability. Four modifications are suggested. Section V, budget process, calls for systemwide review at the state level and a more timely consideration of district budgets by local boards, based on improved information. The system should be moved from the public school finance framework to that of higher education. Four specific changes are recommended. Section VI, on equality of opportunity, suggests ways to insure that geographic and socio-economic factors do not keep potential students out, and warns against starting small colleges that cannot offer the broad programs of larger colleges without excessive operating costs per student. Seven appendixes, with tables, figures, etc., amplify certain parts of the study. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: California State Coordinating Council for Higher Education, Sacramento.