ERIC Number: ED313998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Managing Money in Higher Education. A Guide to the Financial Process and Effective Participation Within It.
Vandament, William E.
A primer on financial management for college and university program officers and faculty who have moved from fields other than business into positions of administrative responsibility is presented, stressing that effective financial management of an institution is not only the responsibility of professional financial staff but also of those who are charged with conducting its programs. The phases that higher education institutions move through to obtain resources and spend them wisely are described, noting how program administrators in all areas can be key players during each phase. Each chapter concludes with case studies that unveil either common pitfalls or creative financial management. Seven chapters cover the following topics: financial management in academic institutions, an overview; assessing factors that affect financial needs and plans; developing a realistic budget and financial plan; managing and controlling the flow of money; evaluating and adjusting the plan; analyzing costs and revenues for reallocation decisions; and building competence in financial planning and management. A glossary of financial terms is included. Contains 33 references. (SM)
Descriptors: Administration, Budgets, College Administration, College Faculty, College Planning, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Financial Policy, Fund Raising, Higher Education, Money Management, Resource Allocation, School Business Officials, School Funds
Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers, 350 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
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Note: First Edition.