ERIC Number: ED189933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Budget Unit Analysis in an Era of Retrenchment: The Interface Between Financial Planning and Program Evaluation. AIR Forum 1980 Paper.
Stevenson, Mike; Walleri, R. Dan
The process, findings, and utility of an institutionwide budget unit analysis conducted at a community college during the 1979-80 year are described. Financial projections were developed by applying a modified version of the Information Exchange Procedures Model, and evaluation data were derived from the system developed to meet the requirements of the 1976 Vocational Education Act. A composite rating was created for each program and service offered by the college. The resulting report was used by college decision makers in preparing the reduced budget. Use of the information by college administrators and the relationship between the budget analysis and the proposed reduced budget are discussed. The college needed to cut more than 35 percent from the proposed 1980-81 budget due to declining enrollment, local budget levy defeats, and inflation. (Author/SW)
Descriptors: Budgeting, College Administration, College Planning, Community Colleges, Declining Enrollment, Educational Economics, Educational Finance, Financial Problems, Higher Education, Information Systems, Institutional Research, Models, Program Evaluation, Rating Scales, Resource Allocation, Retrenchment, Self Evaluation (Groups)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: AIR Forum 1980
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (20th, Atlanta, GA, April 27-May 1, 1980).