ERIC Number: ED203778
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Formula Budgeting: An Approach to Facilities Funding.
McClintock, David L.
Formula budgeting for college and university facilities maintenance is recommended because: (1) formulas inject objectivity into the budgeting process by using quantified data; (2) formulas tend to improve the equitability of treatment of comparable institutions; (3) formulas are intended to provide adequate but economical budgets; and (4) formulas are an efficient means of budgeting comparable units, permitting greater attention to be paid to noncomparable budget elements. This form of budgeting is proposed to address two parts of the maintenance issue: the maintenance deficit or backlog as well as an increase in annual maintenance budgets to eliminate further deficits. At the most basic level, the budget formula can provide a plan agreeable to both requestor and appropriator. A formula can be considered good if it is simple, flexible, sensitive to changing conditions, based on reasonable and adequate data, and does the job intended. Formulas or budget models used in Oklahoma, Texas, Florida, Washington State, Maryland, Colorado, Georgia, and California are profiled, including information on source documents, formula construction and elements, and policies and procedures. The fall 1979 issue of the Association for Institutional Research's "AIR Professional File" on formula budgeting by Francis M. Gross is appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Case Studies, College Administration, Educational Economics, Educational Facilities, Facility Planning, Funding Formulas, Higher Education, Maintenance, Mathematical Formulas, State Boards of Education, Statewide Planning
Association of Physical Plant Administrators, Eleven Dupont Circle, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20036 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Physical Plant Administrators of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: California; Colorado; Florida; Georgia; Maryland; Oklahoma; Texas; Washington