ERIC Number: ED273237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar-30
Reference Count: 0
A Working Conference on Issues in State Funding on Public Higher Education (San Francisco, California, March 30, 1984).
National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, Boulder, CO.
A summary of a working conference on state funding of public higher education is presented, with attention to costing in higher education, financial planning models for state agencies, dimensions and determinants of tuition policy, measuring the effectiveness of state agencies for higher education, and a review of state-level comparative data in higher education. Most of the conference members were executive officers from state higher education agencies, many of whom belonged to the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association or the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems. Discussion on costing at the state level addressed the utility of cost data in resource allocation decisions, the usefulness and meaning of "standard costs," and the relationship between cost and value and between cost and quality. The possibility of modeling capital renovation and the feasibility of developing a source/use or source/recipient matrix for funds flowing to higher education at the state level were also discussed. Considerable agreement was reached about the most important criteria for evaluating state-level comparative analysis, including data comprehensiveness, timeliness, and relevance. A list of conference participants and their affiliations is included. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, Boulder, CO.