ERIC Number: ED035381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Higher Education and Financial Control by State Governments in Southern Association States.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Atlanta, GA.
During recent years, the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) have had problems applying and enforcing a law (Illustration 7) affirming that state funds be left entirely to the jurisdiction of the institutional governing board after they have been appropriated. After alleged violations by state financial officers, SACS appointed a special committee to evaluate the validy, application and effectiveness of Illustration 7 and examine other aspects of the relationship between state budget agencies and institutions of higher education. A list of questions was developed and extensive interviews were held with public and educational officials in the 11 Southern Association states. This report summarizes observations and problems, identifies actual or potential problem areas, and presents recommendations for the improvement of state-institutional relations. It was found that states' financial policies vary considerably; 5 states apply extensive control while others are more lenient. Personnel management and control is probably the most sensitive area of administration involving state-institutional relations. Recommendations concern new budgetary approaches, revision of Illustration 7, and improved communications among SACS, the state budgetary agencies, and the state institutions. (DS)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Financial Policy, Financial Problems, Higher Education, School Funds, State Aid, State Colleges, State Government, State Universities
SACS, 795 Peachtree St., N. E., Atlanta, Georgia 30308
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Atlanta, GA.