ERIC Number: ED231308
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Alabama Commission on Higher Education. Occasional Papers on Higher Education.
Alabama State Commission on Higher Education, Montgomery.
Two papers on the funding formula of the Alabama Commission for Higher Education are presented. The first paper, by John F. Porter, Jr., "The Origins and Evolutions of the Funding Formula Model Utilized by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, 1973-82," presents the historical antecedents for the existing formula elements and notes similarities between the formulas used by Alabama and Texas. The formula and model used in generating the "formula-driven" components of the 1973-1975 biennial appropriations recommendation are considered, and a case study for change in the state is presented. The second paper, by John P. Porter, Jr. and Glenna G. Brown, "A Method for Evaluating Funding Formulae" assesses regular academic program funding formulas used in 1982. The following four evaluation criteria are developed: level of funding, distribution by category of institution, distribution by size of institution, and internal distribution. In addition, the formulas of Alabama and five other Southern States are applied to the 1982-1983 database for each of the 13 senior institutions in Alabama. Alabama's formula is considered a very conservative estimate of the funds needed by institutions when compared with other states. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alabama State Commission on Higher Education, Montgomery.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama