ERIC Number: ED156295
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Dollars and Directives: Issues and Problems Related to Financial Support and Legal Authorizations of Community Colleges.
Martorana, S. V.; And Others
This monograph is concerned with the issues and problems raised by recent trends in state legislative activity related to community and junior colleges and in patterns of funding these institutions. The first of two parts discusses legislation directly or indirectly affecting policies for financing postsecondary education in general and community colleges in particular. This legislation forecasts a period of financial stringency, which is a product of decreased state appropriation growth rates, restrictions on institutional growth, and increased outside control over expenditures. The second part discusses the changing policy frameworks and decision-making environment, which are characterized by a variety of different groups gaining a greater voice in internal institutional affairs. This may affect the speed and manner in which community colleges can change, thus impairing their ability to develop validly needed programs and to use resources efficiently and effectively. The report concludes with a discussion of six issues: the relationship between educational policy control and financial support provisions; the protection of institutional flexibility; the tendency of state legislatures to be restrictive; the acquisition and use of information for coordination and planning; the proper role of the federal government in funding; and a growing sense of consumerism. (Author/TR)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Decision Making, Enrollment Trends, Federal Aid, Financial Problems, Financial Support, Governance, Governing Boards, Institutional Autonomy, Policy Formation, State Agencies, State Aid, State Legislation, State School District Relationship, Tax Allocation, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.