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ERIC Number: ED178014
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 11
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Budgetary Expertise and Experience: A Significant Link to Effective Management and Leadership.
Hogges, Ralph
The importance of expertise and experience in university budgetary management is discussed. A short survey of higher education institutions indicated that program administrations were not knowledgeable about budgetary processes and procedures and were not interested in developing such expertise. It is suggested that there is a need for professionally competent administrators in order to achieve more efficient use of institutional resources. Administrators in academic affairs, student affairs, and community affairs need to be involved in and concerned with the budgetary process. Political involvement is also important to meet increased funding needs for salary raises, fringe benefits, lower student faculty ratio, new programs, more support for faculty research, and other areas. University administrators need to maintain political liaison with the Board of Regents, the Chancellors, and Legislators to enhance university support. It is important that top level administrators provide opportunities for administrative personnel to attend conferences, workshops, and institutes so that they can obtain the knowledge and skills involved in the following: zero based budgeting; management by objectives; program, planning, and budgetary systems; management information; and planning, management, and evaluation systems. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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