ERIC Number: ED202349
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
[Accountability, Program Budgeting, and Program Evaluation in Higher Education. Collected Remarks.]
Coyle, Edward J.; And Others
Three papers from conferences on statewide coordination in postsecondary education are presented as part of the Inservice Education Program of the Education Commission of the States. In "Educational Program Budgeting in Oklahoma," Edwaro J. Coyle and Dan S. Hobbs outline the principles, procedures, and processes utilized by the state in the development of institutional needs for educational and general funds. The new budgeting by educational program system in Oklahoma is concerned with instruction, research, and extension. It is suggested that state-level budgeting by educational program is superior to the old system of budgeting by educational function in that it is more responsive to changing conditions; it ties program approval directly to the budget-development process; and it is more readily communicated to the legislature and the public than the previous system. The second conference paper by Robert Berdahl discusses accountability in public higher education. It is suggested that a Legislative Program Evaluation movement and sunset legislation (to evaluate and either terminate or continue state agencies) appear to indicate that the state governments may want to evaluate how good a job educational institutions are doing (output evaluation). The third conference by Thurston E. Manning considers program evaluation. Evaluations involve judgments about the effectiveness and efficiencies of institutions or programs, and about the improvement of institutional or program effectiveness or efficiency. It is suggested that there is a need for states to develop clearer statements of purpose for institutions, especially the public institutions and to have a broad base for making judgments about educational quality. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.; Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Inservice Education Program.
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma