ERIC Number: ED352882
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Use of an Academic Discipline Model in Budgeting the State University of New York. New York Case Studies in Public Management, No. 2.
This report examines New York State's experience with multi-element formulas in budgeting for the State University of New York, and considers some of the obstacles confronting scientific budgeting in a political environment. A specific budgeting formula (the Academic Discipline Model) is examined, its evolution and application discussed, and the measurement of its success outlined. The report concludes with several observations: (1) that formula budgeting carries no guarantees of rational decision making, the Academic Discipline Model being no exception; (2) that the expression of resource allocation via formulas permits constructive debate to ensue; and (3) that the quantified nature of the rationale focuses negotiations on discrete issues. It is noted that the Academic Discipline Model has been utilized for the past 6 years and has spawned competing models, thereby attesting to its usefulness as a mechanism for resolution of conflicts. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Nelson A. Rockefeller Inst. of Government.; New York Governor's Office of Employee Relations, Albany.