ERIC Number: ED223185
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Planning and Grants Committee, The Council for Higher Education [Israel]. Annual Report No. 8, Academic Year 1980/81.
Israel Planning and Grants Committee, Jerusalem.
The academic year 1980-1981 annual report of the Planning and Grants Committee (PGC) of the Council for Higher Education in Israel is presented. The PGC is an independent body operating between the Israeli government and the national institutions on the one hand, and the institutions of higher education, on the other, in matters relating to allocations for higher education. The PGC submits budget proposals for higher education, has exclusive authority to make allocations to higher education institutions, and engages in planning for the higher education system. The PGC maintains close contact with the universities, in particular on matters such as budgets, financing, financial reporting, new academic units, and current problems. The official statement of the responsibilities of the PGC is presented, and members/officers and observers are identified. Contents include the Chairman's Review, the Director-General's Report, and supplementary data on budgets, enrollments, and degree recipients. During the 1980/81 academic year, the PGC examined and reassessed its method of dealing with the institutions of higher education. These institutions were placed in their appropriate budgetary frameworks; important changes were made in the channels through which funds are allocated; and detailed discussions were held on certain professions from the points of view of the national economy and higher education as a whole. Allocations to universities include funds for research, the physical development of schools, special projects, and the encouragement of investment in higher education (i.e., providing an incentive to invest donations in endowment funds). Details on the budget and short- and long-range planning are presented. (SW)
Descriptors: Accountability, Advisory Committees, Agency Role, Budgets, College Planning, Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Finance, Endowment Funds, Financial Policy, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Needs Assessment, Planning Commissions, Public Policy, Research, Resource Allocation
Planning and Grants Committee, Council for Higher Education, P.O.B. 4037 Jerusalem 91040, Israel.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Israel Planning and Grants Committee, Jerusalem.
Note: English language version of Hebrew original.