ERIC Number: ED251026
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
Innovating and Adapting: New Financing Strategies for Colleges and Universities. Topical Paper No. 25. Selected Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Higher Education (9th, Center for the Study of Higher Education, University of Arizona, Tucson, May 1984).
Wilson, Robert A., Ed.
Innovative financial strategies for higher education institutions are considered in three articles based on presentations to a national conference at the University of Arizona. In "Innovations in State Level Formulas: Established and Emerging Trends," Dennis P. Jones discusses both the general (multi-purpose) and the special purpose components of state-level resource allocation. General purposes that apply to most public institutions include: access to education, economic development, maintenance and enhancement of the system, and efficiency. Barbara S. Uehling's article, "Adapting Academia to the Prevailing Climate," considers the need for colleges to make adaptations to changing conditions, the type of decision-making that is necessary for adaptive change, and conditions that can be established to continue the process of adaptive change. The final article, "New Financing Strategies for Higher Education," by Anthony W. Morgan discusses economic challenges facing higher education and new financing strategies for allocating funds. Two sets of root assumptions are presented along with some of the resource allocation models and strategies that flow from them. The allocation models include: goal models, investment models, cost reimbursement or formula budget models, market models, and incentive models. (SW)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Change Strategies, Decision Making, Economic Factors, Financial Policy, Funding Formulas, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Models, Resource Allocation, State Colleges, State Government
University of Arizona, Center for the Study of Higher Education, 1415 North Fremont, Tucson, AZ 85719 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Association of Coll. and Univ. Business Officers, Washington, DC.; National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, Boulder, CO.
Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson. Center for the Study of Higher Education.
Note: For related documents, see HE 017 890-892.