ERIC Number: ED327130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Budgeting for Higher Education at the State Level: Enigma, Paradox, and Ritual. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report 4, 1990.
Layzell, Daniel T.; Lyddon, Jan W.
State budgeting for higher education is a complex, multifacted process which is influenced by conditions outside both state government and higher education including the historical traditions, political culture, economic and demographic aspects of a state. Noted is the need of higher education to compete with other policy areas for resources and yet retain its autonomous nature. This monograph addresses the following budgeting concerns: environmental factors framing the state budget process for higher education; how these factors affect state budgeting; the primary elements of the state budget process for higher education; how the state higher education budget links resources with state objectives; accountability; costs, productivity, and quality; affordability; economic development; minority and nontraditional students; independent higher education; and the implications of what we know about state-level budgeting for higher education. It is emphasized that all participants, from the state level agency to the department within an institution should be aware of the overall picture of state budgeting for higher education. Includes 190 references. (LPT)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Budgets, Economic Factors, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Financial Support, Higher Education, Political Influences, Public Policy, Resource Allocation, Social Influences, Socioeconomic Influences, State Government, State Legislation, Student Financial Aid
ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 630, Washington, DC 20036-1183 ($17.00).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Researchers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association for the Study of Higher Education.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.; George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. School of Education and Human Development.