ERIC Number: ED245628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Trend Analysis of Support to Postsecondary Education. ASHE 1984 Annual Meeting Paper.
Hines, Edward R.; And Others
The literature published during the decade of the 1970s relating to the support of higher and postsecondary education was analyzed to uncover trends, patterns, and discontinuities, and to forecast alternative directions and trends in the future support of college education. Seven broad topics were covered: general trends and the economics of higher education; governmental fiscal support to higher education; external funding and institutional development; student financial aid; institutional financial management; fiscal planning and budgeting; and reduction, retrenchment, and reallocation. Three patterns of publications activity were identified. Early in the 1970s, an initial publications peak was coincident with the public debate over funding higher education, supporting institutions versus students, questions about the value and the economic return of higher education, and increasing concerns about sustaining higher education. Institutional financial management showed a variation in emphasis and content in the 1970s. Continuing areas of concern, and thus publications activity, will include the topics of planning, budgeting, and student aid. The cyclic pattern will likely continue and be represented by governmental concerns about higher education. (SW)
Descriptors: Budgeting, College Administration, Economic Factors, Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Financial Policy, Financial Support, Government School Relationship, Literature Reviews, Money Management, Postsecondary Education, Private Financial Support, Retrenchment, Student Financial Aid, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Information Analyses; 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 (Chicago, IL, March 12-14, 1984).