ERIC Number: ED201769
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Financing a Career Information System.
Franklin, Paul L.
This practical introduction and guide to the financing of a state-based system of career information is intended for policy makers and practitioners engaged in implementing career information services. Chapter 1 is an introduction to both career information systems and their financing with concentration on service fees as the base for attaining financial viability and other sources as means of augmenting funds collected through service fees. Chapter 2 considers the context for financing a career information system, including the prevailing start-up and phase-out approach in initial system support, determining on-going operational costs, and service fees as the base of support. Some principles of service fee schedule development and experiences of some currently operating state systems are discussed in chapter 3. Two models for assessing fees are outlined--a single comprehensive fee and diversified fee schedules. Chapter 4 reviews some major sources that existing state systems have tapped to augment service fees: (1) in-kind contributions, (2) line item allocation by state legislatures, (3) support from state agencies, (4) support from private foundations, and (5) contributions from private business and industry. Chapter 5 is a summary. Appendixes include a work plan/worksheet for calculating costs and fees and a brief article on relating revenues to expenditures. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Education, Computer Oriented Programs, Education Work Relationship, Employment Qualifications, Fees, Financial Support, Information Systems, Occupational Information, Operating Expenses, Postsecondary Education, Program Budgeting, Program Costs, Resources, Secondary Education, State Programs
Career Information System, University of Oregon, 247 Hendricks Hall, Eugene, OR 97403 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Career Information System.