ERIC Number: ED313094
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Program-Based Funding Update.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Representing the work of a Task Force on Community College Finance established by the California State Legislature, this report recommends criteria and standards for the implementation of a new program-based funding mechanism for the state's community colleges. After reviewing the legislative mandate for the implementation of program-based funding, the report recommends standards determining level of service and the corresponding funding deemed appropriate for five categories of community colleges operations: (1) credit instruction, with the standard ratio of full-time/part-time instructors set at 75/25 and the standard student/faculty ratio set at 25/1; (2) instructional services and libraries, with standards established for the staffing and materials of libraries and media centers; (3) student services, with standards and unit costs established for admissions/records, orientation, assessment, counseling and career planning, financial aid, placement services, and student activities; (4) maintenance and operations, with allocations based on footage of owned facilities and enrollments at leased facilities; and (5) institutional support. Next, the report explains the use of two proposed allocations for each district: a target allocation determined by defining standards that are then translated into the level of funding needed to meet the standards and a standard allocation determined by simplified formulas that attempt to come as close as possible to the target allocation. Proposals regarding minimum and equalization funding conclude the report. Relevant legislation, standard allocation formulas and workload measures for program-based funding, standard allocations for each district, a comparison of current formula revenue and standard allocations, and an extensive report, "Program-Based Funding Model for the California Community Colleges," by MPR Associates are appended. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Identifiers - Location: California