ERIC Number: ED410835
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
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Understanding Policy Issues of State Higher Education Finance through Case Study Research.
Martinez, Mario C.
The paper addresses California state funding of higher education in the context of an anticipated increase in enrollment in the near future. It traces the policies of funding the system from 1990 to 1995. Simultaneous studies in Florida, Michigan, Minnesota and New York provide data for comparative analysis. The paper examines factors influencing state funding grouped into three categories: (1) contextual those factors such as a past policy, administrative action or environmental condition which results in a change over a short period of time; (2) transactional factors influenced by both state and institution such as student fees and the percentage of government vs. family financing; and (3) controllable factors which may be the most influential but about which there is little agreement. Matrixes listing these factors are provided. The study concludes that the stake holders in higher education should look at higher education funding systematically considering the multiple factors and their interaction for clearer decisions and policies. (Contains 47 references.) (DM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California