ERIC Number: ED239540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec-10
Reference Count: 0
Review of the University of Alaska FY 1985 Operating and Capital Budgets. Submitted to the Governor and the Thirteenth Alaska State Legislature.
Alaska State Commission on Postsecondary Education, Juneau.
A review of the University of Alaska's operating and capital budget submission for fiscal year 1985 is presented. The review is directed at the educational and programmatic impact of the budget request. In addition, 11 recommendations endorsed by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education are analyzed. Additional contents include: the student credit hour (SCH) growth associated with subject matter for which new faculty members were requested, number of degrees awarded for the last 5 years for each campus, and SCH production by subject area for each campus. The following three assumptions on which the university's planning process is based are considered: enrollment demand is projected to increase at the rate of about 7 percent per year; revenue income from the state will not keep pace with the demand for services; and access to higher education will continue to be a dominant theme and demand for greater efficiency will increase. Recommendations include the following: the university should review degree programs that may have been underproductive over the past 5 academic years; the university should consider more innovative and flexible class scheduling to accommodate additional students; and the state should provide funding for campus facilities. (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Budgets, College Buildings, College Credits, College Programs, Construction Programs, Degrees (Academic), Educational Demand, Educational Supply, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, Resource Allocation, State Aid, State Universities
Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education, Pouch FP, 400 Willoughby Avenue, Juneau, AK 99811.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Commission on Postsecondary Education, Juneau.
Identifiers: Alaska; University of Alaska