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ERIC Number: ED202333
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Forces That Damage Effective Relationships: State Agencies.
Porter, John
Forces that affect relationships between colleges or universities and state government are considered. It is suggested that the role of the state agency is perceived differently by the various constituencies of the agency. It follows that the definition of effectiveness becomes a changing concept depending on the perspective from which it is viewed. To clarify this issue, the example of the appropriations process is considered. While institutions oppose reduced funding, the legislative and executive branches tend to have a completely different perspective on the resource allocation process. The coordinating board may help the situation by making funding recommendations that require assigning priorities to specific programs in the overall long-range plan. It is proposed that: reporting requirements of colleges and universities should be kept to the essential areas; agencies and institutions should maintain good communication and should present information to each other in understandable, rather than specialized, language; and valid requests for information made by colleges to agencies should be satisfactorily answered, or agencies should assure colleges that information will be provided when possible. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.; Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Inservice Education Program.