ERIC Number: ED138171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
State Budgeting for Higher Education: The Political Economy of the Process.
Schmidtlein, Frank A.; Glenny, Lyman A.
The sixth in a series of nine publications on state budgeting for higher education, this report focuses on the dilemmas involved in the design of budget processes, along with a step-by-step analysis of budget progress through the maze of state agencies and processes. Separate chapters in this volume deal with: theoretical perspectives on processes of higher education budgeting; the analysis of budget process effectiveness; the organizational context of the budget process; an assessment of state-level budget structures; state-level budget agency staffs; the context and character of institutional budget submissions; state-level review of institutional budgets; and future trends in state higher education budgeting. Appended are a taxonomy of budget process dimensions and a report of the extent of budgetary authority of state higher education agencies. It is emphasized that the process of budgeting is affected by a complex web of social, economic, and organizational factors. During the next few years, it is suggested, higher education appears likely to continue to lose its high social priority, making it more vulnerable to criticism. (LBH)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Budgets, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Financial Support, Guidelines, Higher Education, Public Education, State Agencies, State Aid, State Colleges, State Departments of Education, State Universities
Center for Research and Development in Higher Education, University of California, Berkeley, California
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Center for Research and Development in Higher Education.