ERIC Number: ED246813
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
State Funding of Public Higher Education: Improving the Practice. Proceedings of a Working Conference (Boulder, Colorado, August 18-19, 1983). Working Paper Series.
Summaries of conference discussions on state funding of public higher education are presented. Attention is directed to the practice and the context of state funding. The following topics are addressed: current state priorities and relationships between state government and publicly-supported institutions, funding for quality, incentives in the budget, management flexibility, higher education costs, funding formulas, and research agenda. Specific issues addressed by conference participants include the following: changes in the means for ensuring accountability, the importance of trust in the state-institutional relationship, the degree of concern about quality in higher education, the kind of budget provisions that are likely to enhance quality, the way that incentives relate to state policies, the proper distribution between the state and the institutions of the responsibility for managing institutional budgets, leadership and flexibility, problems inherent in basing tuition rates on the costs of instruction, the role of marginal costing in the higher education funding, recent improvements in funding formulas, and progress in costing studies. A list of 42 finance-related issues that need further investigation is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Accountability, Budgeting, College Administration, Costs, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Financial Support, Governance, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Incentives, Public Education, Research Needs, State Aid, State Colleges
National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, P.O. Drawer P, Boulder, CO 80302 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, Boulder, CO.