ERIC Number: ED342294
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Cost Containment for Higher Education: Strategies for Public Policy and Institutional Administration.
Simpson, William Brand
This book discusses long term strategies for cost containment for higher education that are currently in use or could be employed. Some of the strategies discussed are applicable at various levels of government, some relate to interinstitutional arrangements and some are options of the individual institutions. The chapters are as follows: (1) "Strategies of a Philosophical and Political Nature," on minimizing government expenditure; (2) "Strategies of a Financial Nature," on macro-level containment; (3) "Educational Need as an Upper Bound," on strategies of educational planning; (4) "Strategies that Compare Costs and Benefits"; (5) "Strategies Requiring General Acceptance," on actions that might be taken by individual institutions that require a general change in public attitudes and policy; (6) "Improving Cost-effectiveness on the Quality Side"; (7) "Containing Total Cost through Tuition Policy," on tuition, student financial aid, and student employment requirements; (8) "Cost Containment through Interinstitutional Arrangements," on reducing duplication of programs among institutions; (9) "Containing Capital Outlays"; (10) "Containment of Campus Operating Costs," focusing on a single campus or institution; (11) "Cost Containment Through Faculty Personnel Policy"; (12) "Governance and Administration as Factors in Cost Containment," offering a cooperative, jointly shared model of responsibility for governance; (13) "Strategic Use of External Evaluation"; and (14) "The Elusive Academy." Included are an index and over 300 references.
Descriptors: Access to Education, Budgeting, Budgets, Capital, Capital Outlay (for Fixed Assets), Cost Effectiveness, Costs, Educational Administration, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Endowment Funds, Expenditure per Student, Expenditures, Federal Aid, Finance Reform, Financial Needs, Financial Policy, Fiscal Capacity, Government Role, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Instructional Student Costs, Noninstructional Student Costs, Politics of Education, Salary Wage Differentials, School Funds, State Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid
Praeger Publishers, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010 ($49.95).
Publication Type: Books
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Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
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