ERIC Number: ED232521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Economic Differentiation as a Determinant of Higher Education Pricing and Expenditure Policies and State-wide Public Policy: Implications for Governance. ASHE 1983 Annual Meeting Paper.
Alfred, Richard L.
A study of the impact of economic differentiation on institutional pricing and expenditure policies, higher education public policy, and governance in public colleges and universities is described. It is suggested that economic differentiation is a likely determinant of variation in institutional expenditure and pricing policies and higher education public policy among the states. A series of public policy initiatives are described that may affect the autonomy and governance of public colleges and universities in different states. Since attitudes and perceptions of government agency and institutional officials are the key ingredients in public policy research, a multifaceted research design is employed to ensure data validity. Research subjects include officials of the state coordinating board, public college administrators, and higher education state committee members and support staff. Three research techniques have been selected to identify public policy initiatives and priorities of government agencies: absolute scale technique, rank-order technique, and open-end technique. In addition, published documents, survey techniques, and in-depth interviews are sources of research data. A matrix of research hypotheses, research indicators, and data collection procedures are presented. Finally, a discussion of the implications of public policy for institutional finance in the next decade is included. (SW)
Descriptors: Economic Climate, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Expenditures, Financial Policy, Governance, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Institutional Autonomy, Public Education, Public Policy, Research Design, State Colleges, Statewide Planning, Student Financial Aid, Tuition
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: ASHE Annual Meeting
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (Washington, DC, March 25-26, 1983).