ERIC Number: ED127888
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-May-4
Reference Count: 0
Goal Oriented Resource Allocation for University Management. An Administration Paper.
Rogers, Frederick A.; Van Horn, Richard L.
Reported on is an allocation mechanism that combines the decentralized efficiency and incentive features of a market system with the responsiveness of the centralized allocation structure to the overall goals of the university. In this system, decentralized "management centers" are automatically allocated only those income and expense items they can control. "Unearned income" is allocated to the management centers by the central administration to encourage the broad goals of the university. This system has been and will continue to be implemented in stages so that effects can be observed and appropriate corrections or modifications can be made. Three major questions concerning the management center system are addressed: (1) how the system was developed, (2) how the system operates, and (3) what the impact is of introducing the system. (Author)
Descriptors: Administration, Centralization, Decentralization, Educational Objectives, Goal Orientation, Higher Education, Management by Objectives, Management Systems, Resource Allocation, Systems Approach, Systems Development, Tables (Data)
Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at annual forum of the Association for Institutional Research (10th, Los Angeles, California, May 1976)