ERIC Number: ED113993
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
The Role of the Business Officer in Managing Educational Resources. The Management Challenge: Now and Tomorrow. Managing Educational Programs.
Bowen, William G.
NACUBO Professional File, v2 n3 p 1-8 Dec 1971
The business officer can contribute most to the managing of educational resources and can best provide input to the academic world by performing four tasks. The first task is assessing the general financial setting of the world and the country in which the institution exists. Secondly, in assessing and describing the economics of the institution itself, he must point out the practical implications of concepts such as efficiency and productivity, and fixed variable costs for the operations of the individual institution. A third task is in facilitating decision making regarding pricing and resource allocation. Finally, the business officer can provide explanations of decisions to facilitate their understanding and acceptance. (JMF)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrators, Decision Making, Educational Administration, Educational Economics, Educational Finance, Educational Resources, Efficiency, Financial Policy, Higher Education, Productivity
National Association of College and University Business Officers, One Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C 20036
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of College and University Business Officers, Washington, DC.
Note: Speech delivered at the National Meeting of NACUBO (New York, New York, November 22, 1971); Excerpts of comments by Hans H. Jenny, Clarence Scheps, and Orie E. Meyers, Jr. are included