ERIC Number: ED445701
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Funding Statewide Initiatives: A Discussion Paper for the State Board of Directors for Community Colleges of Arizona.
This report introduces the issue of funding statewide initiatives for Arizona community colleges and suggests possible approaches that could be used to address the issue. This paper is intended to provide a starting point for a dialogue between the State Board of Directors for Community Colleges of Arizona and other interested parties, including the community college presidents and district governing board members. This paper asserts that four alternatives for funding statewide initiatives appear to be available. The alternatives discussed in this report are: (1) contributions from the community college districts; (2) separate appropriation by the legislature; (3) designation of a portion of state aid for statewide initiatives; and (4) imposition of a statewide tuition increment. This report examines the applicability, advantages, and disadvantages of each of these four alternatives. This report also suggests an outline for implementing these alternatives. Because of its flexibility, Alternative 1 can be implemented at any time. The other alternatives require greater advanced planning. Suggests some elements for the implementation of these alternatives, which are of particular importance for Alternatives 2, 3, and 4. This paper concludes with a list of discussion topics and questions to consider. (VWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Board of Directors for Community Colleges, Phoenix.