ERIC Number: ED329314
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Formula for Allocating Matriculation Funds.
Choy, Susan P.; Tuma, John E.
In spring 1990, the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges convened the Matriculation Funding Task Force to review the standards used to estimate matriculation costs and the formula used to allocate state funds among districts. The task force expanded the scope of the matriculation services used as standards for estimating the cost of matriculation and the relative costs of serving different categories of students. Revised standards included an expanded orientation process; more extensive testing and assessment; an educational plan for each student; an expanded research and evaluation funding allocation; and expanded coordination of and training for matriculation activities. The task force recommended that the Chancellor's Office continue to allocate state funds for matriculation among districts on the basis of weighted enrollment. Under the revised standards, weighted enrollment is calculated using the following formula: 2.4 (number of new students) + 1.0 (number of continuing students) + 0.7 (number of students enrolled in precollegiate basic skills courses). Additional recommendations of the task force included the following: (1) the Chancellor's Office should seek additional resources to ensure full funding of the revised standards and should review regularly the standards, work load measures and resource costs which determine matriculation cost estimates; (2) no district should receive less than 95% of the previous year's total allocation; and (3) funding allocations should be granted yearly cost of living adjustments. The full 42-page task force report is appended to a 3-page Board of Governors brief. (GFW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Ancillary School Services, College Admission, Community Colleges, Counseling Services, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Enrollment, Financial Support, Government School Relationship, Mathematical Formulas, Minimum Competencies, Remedial Instruction, Resource Allocation, School Orientation, State Aid, Student Personnel Services, Student Placement, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.