ERIC Number: ED438878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A Report of the Iowa Department of Education to the General Assembly Regarding the Community College Funding Formula.
This report summarizes the findings and recommendations of the Community College Funding Formula Task Force and proposes a new funding formula. Sections include: (1) Principles (Identifies twelve principles for an effective community college funding system); (2) Iowa's System of Community Colleges (Discusses mission, access, quality, and history; provides a statistical profile of Iowa college students and institutions and enrollment trends from 1988 to 1995; provides information on instructional programs and degrees awarded; describes the funding of the community college system, the sources of revenue, and data on revenues and expenditures for 1980, 1990, and 1997); (3) Funding Study Process (Lists the members of the Task Force and briefly describes the activities of the Task Force); (4) Funding Study Recommendations (Describes a proposed process for determining appropriation requests from the legislature and distributing state general aid to the colleges); (5) Fiscal Year 1999 Appropriations Request; (6) Funding Issues (Identifies important issues: inequities in funding; property tax/state aid equalization; rising student tuition; employee salaries; new program development; adult education needs; and program modernization); and (7) Future Action. Appendices include: sources of general operating fund, 1980-1997; general fund refinements; changes in reporting; student funding, 1997; and student tuition and expenses, 1995-97. (Contains 12 tables and 4 figures.) (RDG)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Expenditures, Financial Support, Funding Formulas, Government School Relationship, Income, Institutional Research, Planning Commissions, Statewide Planning, Two Year Colleges
Iowa Department of Education, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA 50319-0146. Tel: 515-281-5294; Web site: http://www.state.ia.us/educate.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines.