ERIC Number: ED180550
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jan-25
Reference Count: N/A
Modifications to the EOPS Allocation Formula.
Dyste, Ron; Agosto, David
A modified Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) allocation formula has been recommended for implementation in the California community colleges by the end of 1982-83. The modified formula has been designed to shift funding policy toward performance outputs as distinct from inputs. The current formula is based upon four weighted elements: known needs (33%), potential campus and community needs (27%), actual number of students served (10%), and staff review of proposals and programs (30%). A total of 90% of the funding determined by this formula is based on input elements. The need for change is demonstrated by the facts that: (1) the formula is not understood by most EOPS directors, (2) the formula is inherently unstable, (3) minority enrollment elements may discriminate against white EOPS students, (4) separate funding of potential need as currently defined in the formula distorts allocations, and (5) the current emphasis on cost effectiveness requires that an allocation formula stress performance rather than input factors. The three main elements of the proposed formula are: the number of students eligible (60%), the number served (30%), and the district contributions to unmet needs (10%). Each element derives its part of the allocation on the basis of the work actually performed by the college in identifying and serving needy students. (JP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Identifiers - Location: California