ERIC Number: ED196359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Trustees and Resource Management.
Nelson, Charles A.
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
Resources that are available to colleges and universities and the mode by which trustees can manage them are described. Resources of any type of college or university can be organized into the following four categories: funds; land, facilities and equipment; support staff; and faculty. It is maintained that resources cannot be managed without reference to the instructional programs and students. The board provides policy guidance for the task of allocating resources among programs that reflect the institution's objectives. The trustees' function of reviewing and approving the budget is complicated by the need to fully understand the internal workings of the college and the fact that a large portion of the budget is for continuing obligations and other locked-in commitments. Trustees may feel that it is important to examine the underlying policies that account for the advance commitment of resources, and they can benefit from an information system that provides a regular flow of organized data. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Administrator Responsibility, Budgeting, College Administration, Educational Resources, Financial Policy, Governance, Governing Boards, Higher Education, Property Appraisal, Resource Allocation, Trustees
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see HE 013 359-365, ED 159 944, ED 168 394, ED 184 435.