ERIC Number: ED367218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Wise Choices for Tough Times: Innovative Resource Reallocation Strategies To Strengthen the University.
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
This publication presents case studies of 10 colleges and universities that developed creative approaches to resource allocation in order to confront the fiscal realities facing higher education. The case studies describe strategic review and planning efforts in times of fiscal austerity. They look at streamlining, but also explore permanent changes to the budget incentive systems to help faculty and staff looking for ways to streamline. Some address vertical rather than horizontal program cuts. Others consider refocusing mission in light of taxpayer revolts which altered where universities thought they were going. The studies describe an expanded commitment to serving their communities, and explore enrollment growth financing. The approaches described range from creative partnerships to programmatic changes in scale and scope to quality management projects, but they all have a common result: significant resource economies without diminution of quality or access. Institutions included in the case studies are the California State University System, Cleveland State University (Ohio), Southern Oregon State College, State University of New York at Geneseo, Towson State University (Maryland), University of Central Florida, University of Maine System, University of Southern Colorado, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and Washburn University (Kansas). (JDD)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Case Studies, Educational Administration, Educational Innovation, Financial Problems, Higher Education, Long Range Planning, Resource Allocation, Retrenchment, Strategic Planning
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, One Dupont Circle, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036-1192 ($16 members; $18 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.