ERIC Number: ED194695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Improvement of Postsecondary Vocational Funding--The Present and the Alternatives. Technical Report for Postsecondary Funding Committee.
Colorado State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education, Denver.
A two-year informational study was conducted to determine characteristics of the present full-time equivalent (FTE) system of funding in the state of Colorado. Its objectives were (1) to analyze flow of state and federal dollars to the program level within the four delivery systems of postsecondary vocational education, (2) to analyze total institutional dollar flow by obtaining fiscal data on sources of revenue and expenditures from general studies and occupational studies, (3) to revise and improve the fiscal reporting form presently in use in relation to postsecondary vocational education, (4) to provide accurate and manageable fiscal data to local decision makers through a revised financial management form, and (5) to develop recommendations concerning improvements and alternatives in funding systems and reporting procedures. It was concluded that there is no organized way of accurately reporting postsecondary vocational information. The largest single problem with the research instrument was lack of identification of equipment costs. General studies information was useful as general reference but not for identification of trends. Definition of educational terms varied considerably between institutions. Differences between institutions' governance and funding were not conducive to comparison. (Extensive appendixes include the survey instrument, data charts, bibliography, and glossary.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Colorado Council of Local Administrators, Denver.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education, Denver.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to colored paper.