ERIC Number: ED253153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov-30
Reference Count: 0
Review of the University of Alaska FY 1986 Operating and Capital Budgets. Submitted to the Governor and the Fourteenth Alaska State Legislature. Document No. 85-3.
Alaska State Commission on Postsecondary Education, Juneau.
A review of the University of Alaska's operating and capital budget submission for fiscal year 1986 is presented, directed at the educational and programmatic impact of the budget request. Five recommendations endorsed by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education are analyzed. Additional contents include: summary information for the University of Alaska on degrees offered and awarded from 1978 to 1984 for each unit; a profile of students attending the university system according to age, part-time and full-time status, and ethnicity; and forecasts of general fund unrestricted revenues. The recommendations are as follows: (1) the university should continue its review of degree programs that may be underproductive; (2) the university should explore strategies for increasing productivity at all university campus centers; (3) the university should design and implement a program to assess knowledge, intellectual capacities, and skills developed in students through academic and cocurricular programs; (4) the university should consider establishing a weekend degree program, since there are a number of older part-time students; and (5) research should be reviewed as it relates to state needs. Appended are definitions of college programs. (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Budgets, College Credits, College Programs, Degrees (Academic), Educational Demand, Educational Supply, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Resource Allocation, State Aid, State Universities, Student Characteristics
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