ERIC Number: ED122721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
State Budgeting for Higher Education.
Glenny, Lyman A.
NACUBO Professional File, v8 n1 Jan 1976
State government is and is expected to remain the chief source of funding for higher education. At the same time, the state is confronted with serious policy issues relating to support of research, public services, and adult education, to falling enrollments in some public institutions, to the probable closure of some private liberal arts colleges and perhaps some public ones, to the continuing oversupply of doctoral graduates, to competition with the collegiate sector of new forms and new institutions offering postsecondary education, and to additional issues relating to finance in a period of high inflation and severe recession. These related situations are discussed, and it is suggested that the lack of direction or focus is causing concern among legislators and governors, although there is a sense of optimism among college and university presidents. It is concluded that institutional research staffs and policy analysis groups can contribute substantially to the well-being of an institution by aggressively pursuing with state agencies objectives and goals backed by data-based realism and imaginative analysis. The future is not bleak for institutions and staffs that recognize the trends and take action either to change them or respond to their demands. (LBH)
Descriptors: Administrators, Budgeting, Capital, Decision Making, Educational Finance, Expenditures, Financial Support, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Money Management, Policy Formation, Program Development, State Action, State Aid, State Government
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