ERIC Number: ED255164
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Catalog of Changes. Incentives for Quality and Management Flexibility in Higher Education.
Green, Joslyn, Ed.
Policy changes in state higher education since the early 1980s are described. For each innovation, the problem and impetus for change are described, as well as the results. Contact persons and some publications are identified. While two states addressed both quality and flexibility in fiscal reform, 13 states had incremental reforms addressing either quality or flexibility. The innovations concern: broad authority for governing boards (Colorado), central planning of major change (Minnesota), institutional control of tuition (Connecticut), academic scholars program and fund (Florida), permanent funding for faculty positions (Florida), reviewing programs and funding improvements (Florida), lump sum rather than line-item appropriations (Idaho), campus control rather than central accounting and procurement (Kentucky), program review's effect on allocations (Louisiana), easing of budget regulations (Maryland), a unitary board's unitary budget (Massachusetts), program review as a budget component (Missouri), better prepared freshmen (Ohio), coordinated data on programs and finances (Oklahoma), improving student performance (Tennessee), relating funding to enrollment (Tennessee), special funds for excellence (Virginia), and defining minimum expenditures to maintain quality (Washington). (SW)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Change Strategies, College Administration, College Planning, Educational Quality, Expenditures, Financial Policy, Governance, Governing Boards, Higher Education, Resource Allocation, State Boards of Education, Statewide Planning
Education Commission of the States, 1860 Lincoln Street, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80295 ($8.00 per copy, quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Identifiers: Colorado; Connecticut; Florida; Idaho; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maryland; Massachusetts; Minnesota; Missouri; Ohio; Oklahoma; Tennessee; Virginia; Washington