ERIC Number: ED136638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Using Cost Analysis in Internal Management in Higher Education.
Bacchetti, Raymond F.
NACUBO Professional File, v9 n1 Jan 1977
Cost analysis for internal management of higher education institutions is of interest because of the steady state of higher education, concern over management practices, and the expectation that higher education institutions should be more responsive to social planning and public policy concerns and objectives. The nature of the institutions that administrators manage is examined briefly in terms of structure and function. A survey is made of decision-making and the relationship between the ends desired and the means chosen for getting there. Several situations in which cost analysis can be useful are described followed by some technical and intellectual problems. Finally, two models are presented for putting all these considerations together and for using cost analysis in internal management. (JMF)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administration, Cost Effectiveness, Decision Making, Educational Administration, Educational Economics, Educational Finance, Efficiency, Financial Policy, Higher Education, Management Systems, Models, Operations Research, Organizational Effectiveness, Program Development, Resource Allocation
National Association of Coll. and Univ. Business Officers, One Dupont Circle, Suite 510, Washington, D.C. 20036 (1-10 copies, free, 11 or more, $0.15 ea.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of College and University Business Officers, Washington, DC.