ERIC Number: ED221104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Business Environment for Housing Officers: Assumptions for the 1980's.
Bishop, Welker; Schuh, John H.
In November 1979 the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) published a list of assumptions about the business environment within which college and university administrators would operate during the 1980's. The assumptions were divided into two categories: general external economic assumptions, and those that would have some impact on business officers in colleges and universities at all levels. This study examined the extent to which a selected group of 21 housing officers agreed or disagreed with the assumptions. The response rate was 100 percent due to followup efforts. Measures of central tendency were calculated for each item of the survey. Respondents agreed with all of the assumptions presented to them except one concerning federal aid. They did not believe student aid would increase or that additional federal support would grow at a rate slightly under the inflation rate. Recommendations for housing practices derived from these results are: (1) devise ways to assure accountability to various constituencies to insure internal and external confidence; (2) develop management tools and automatic data processing techniques current with present technology; and (3) prepare to provide more services at lower cost. The lists of assumptions, data results, and a list of participants are appended. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Association of College and University Business Officers
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