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ERIC Number: EJ1001606
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1068-610X
Evaluation of Integrated Planning Systems in California Community Colleges
Buckley, Jerry L.; Piland, William E.
Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, v19 n2 p29-37 Spr 2012
California community colleges are experiencing unprecedented levels of sanctions from their accrediting agency. A survey of planners in these colleges reveals a wide gap between current practice and perceived importance of integrated planning practices, as well as misalignment in budgeting methods. Statistically significant gaps were identified for fifteen survey topics, including linking budget allocations to institutional priorities. An analysis of common budget methodologies indicates that current forms of budget preparation are viewed differently by college planners when comparing current practice to desired practice. Formula and incremental budgeting were both rated lower for desired practice compared to current practice. Survey respondents favored the use of performance and program budgeting. The results of this study suggest that many institutions currently utilize planning models that lack necessary integration of planning, budgeting, resource allocation, and assessment of outcomes. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California