ERIC Number: ED217771
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Effect on Higher Education of State Actions in Response to Unanticipated Revenue Shortfalls: A Report of a Survey Initiated by the Washington Council for Postsecondary Education and Responded to by the State Higher Education Executive Officers.
Wittstruck, John R., Ed.
Information was sought from all states and the District of Columbia regarding the experience of unanticipated revenue shortfalls resulting in executive or legislative actions to modify postsecondary education appropriations and/or budgets for 1981-1982, 1982-1983; and the actions being taken in the postsecondary education community in response to modifications in appropriations and budgets. Responses to the survey, which was entitled "Emergency Budget Revisions in Higher Education," were obtained from all states except Arkansas, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Utah, and Wyoming. Twenty states (46 percent) reported that they had experienced a revenue shortfall; three states were anticipating a revenue shortfall; five states were curtailing expenditures; and the remaining 15 states reported that no revenue shortfalls were experienced or anticipated by the state. Five states reported increasing taxes to cover revenue shortfall. Seventeen states increased student charges, while nine states reduced expenditures for general operations and maintenance. Others deferred capital construction, library acquisitions, and equipment purchases; made position and employee reductions and reduction or adjustments to salaries and wages; and reduced or curtailed enrollment growth or terminated programs. A brief overview statement is presented of the conditions and responses to the conditions being employed by the respondents, in the 42 states and District of Columbia. A questionnaire is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Educational Finance, Financial Policy, Financial Problems, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Operating Expenses, Program Costs, Resource Allocation, Retrenchment, State Surveys, Teacher Salaries
SHEEO/NCES Communications Network, P.O. Drawer P, Boulder, CO 80302.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.