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ERIC Number: ED360937
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
Pages: 19
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Allocating Government Funds to Higher Education Institutions: Inter-Country Comparisons. AIR 1993 Annual Forum Paper.
Murray, Judith A.
The ways in which governments in different countries determine the amounts of money to be provided to individual institutions of higher education institutions vary considerably. This paper explains how government funds are allocated in Canada, focusing on grants in support of core operations to universities located in Nova Scotia. It examines how and why the current process emerged along with its particular strengths and weaknesses. The paper first provides the history of federal funding for Canadian postsecondary education, followed by specific discussions of funding as it involves Nova Scotia's institutions of higher education. Next, the use and history of formula funding, as developed by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission in 1974, is examined covering both restricted and unrestricted operating grants, such as flat, enrollment, equalization, and supplementary grants. Finally, the paper discusses some of the problems experienced with the old funding formula and the eventual return to block funding encompassing the use of the Basic Operating Grant funding mechanism. (Contains five references.) (GLR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada