ERIC Number: ED227786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Effect on Higher Education of State Actions in Response to Unanticipated Revenue Shortfalls. Summary of Report.
Kaufman, Martha L., Ed.; Berve, Nancy M., Ed.
Higher Education in the States, v8 n3 p179-206 1982
A summary is presented of a 1982 limited distribution report, published by the Communication Network of the State Higher Education Executive Officers and the National Center for Education Statistics, which presents findings of a survey conducted by the Washington Council for Postsecondary Education. The survey focused on the fiscal situation in the states and the impact on public higher education at the end of fiscal year 1981-1982. Information is presented on the varied conditions among 43 states, the response of postsecondary education to these conditions, and the states' emergency revisions to postsecondary education appropriations and budgets. Information was not obtained from Arkansas, Indiana, Michigan, New Hampshire, Ohio, Utah, and Wyoming. Information is also presented on whether or not taxes were being increased by the state to cover existing or potential revenue shortfalls. The actions being taken are divided into income generating initiatives and expenditure reduction measures. The latter are further described as actions taken to reduce spending for institutional operations and actions affecting the acquisition of physical assets, personnel, and programs. (SW)
Descriptors: Budgets, Economic Factors, Expenditures, Financial Problems, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Income, Public Education, Resource Allocation, State Colleges, State Surveys, Taxes
Education Commission of the States, 1860 Lincoln Street, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80295.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Identifiers: Revenue Shortfall