ERIC Number: ED232714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar-21
Reference Count: 0
Principles for Community College Finance. Commission Report 83-14.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Prompted by the expiration of existing funding mechanisms for California's community colleges in June 1983, this report presents the results of the California Postsecondary Education Commission's (CPEC's) review and revision of its principles for community college funding. First, background material is presented on the financial principles adopted by the CPEC in March 1979, changes in fiscal conditions, and the review process. Next, an analysis of the current principles for governance and support is presented, along with a rationale for revisions. The analysis, which was based on documents adopted by CPEC, including "Long-Term Finance Plan" and "Principles of Community College Finance for 1983-84," and on recommendations from a variety of scholars in the field, focuses on the following areas: (1) the relationship of funding mechanisms to the governance, management, and mission and function of the community colleges; (2) even and equitable distribution of the burden of community college support; (3) levels of support; (4) relationship of financing mechanisms to the costs of programs and services; (5) stability and predictability of funding mechanisms; and (6) equity considerations. The new principles adopted by CPEC conclude the report. (LL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.