ERIC Number: ED422756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul-7
Reference Count: N/A
Refocusing Higher Education Budget Development.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
This report proposes changes to the current higher education budget development process in Illinois in order to provide more information to institutions and to make the process more inclusive and open. It argues that budget development should be goal-based and accountable, responsive, incentive-based, recognize diversity of institutions, stable yet flexible, and incorporate a division of responsibility. It calls for an annual budget development process that would consist of the development of a statewide budget context, submission of institutional budget requests, development of Board of Higher Education budget recommendations, a governor's budget, general assembly action, campus budget allocations, and evaluation of progress in achieving strategic goals. A new component in the proposal is the use of statewide strategic goals, benchmarks, and measures. The proposed refocusing of budget development is intended to further increase accountability, responsiveness, and collaboration while maintaining or enhancing institutional autonomy, and thereby improving the overall system of shared responsibility. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois