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ERIC Number: ED272123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Alexander, Kern
Patterns that emerged from reviewing syllabi for 12 courses on higher education finance are discussed. The prevailing purpose of the course appeared to be to provide an introduction to fiscal problems and issues in higher education. Some courses did, however, go beyond the introductory stages to analyze the economics of higher education. Most courses required students to follow a syllabus with an outline of weekly topics and to prepare a paper on a related topic. Student evaluation was usually based on test scores, papers, class reports, and class participation. The courses were generally conducted in seminars involving some limited lecturing by the instructor and, in some cases, extensive use of invited speakers. Integral to many of the courses was the preparation and presentation of papers by students. Most of the courses employed extensive readings from journals, articles, and chapters in several books touching on higher education finance. There was no single text that covers the totality of higher education finance, including economic theory, state and federal programs for resource distribution, and budgeting and management practices. The most commonly used texts are identified, along with specific course objectives among the 12 courses that were reviewed. The emphasis in subject matter is also addressed. A list of members of the course syllabi network is included. (SW)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for the Study of Higher Education.