ERIC Number: ED246962
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Organization and Budgeting Process of the Connecticut and California Community Colleges: What Can Be Learned from the Contrast?
Van Enoo, Sharon
Drawing from an extensive literature review and interviews with state officials, this paper examines the different methods used in the funding processes of the community colleges in Conncecticut and California, traces the evolution of these funding systems, and offers recommendations on how the two states can learn from the recent changes each has encountered. Following introductory material on the present dissatisfaction with funding methods, the purpose of the study, and the significance of the problem, the paper looks at the basic organizational structures and the budget processes of the two state systems. Next, updates are provided on recent changes in the states, highlighting funding problems that in Connecticut resulted in the creation of the Governor's Commission on Higher Education and the Economy and an extensive review of the budgeting process; and that in California resulted in a philosophical battle with the governor, the imposition of a $50 per semester tuition charge, and the initiation of a differential funding study. Noting that as Connecticut moves toward less state control, California is moving toward more state control, the final section offers a series of recommendations for Connecticut decision makers to consider in continuing on a path of balanced state and local control and for California decision makers to consider in responding to the political, financial, and educational environment. A bibliography and financial data are appended. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California; Connecticut
Note: Graduate seminar paper, Pepperdine University.