ERIC Number: EJ1048306
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
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Assessing Financial Health in Community Colleges
Bers, Trudy H.; Head, Ronald B.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n168 p103-114 Win 2014
In this age of educational accountability, there is an increasing emphasis on assessment and institutional effectiveness, not only in the academic arena but also in other aspects of community college operation, such as fiscal health and stability, revenue generation, resource allocation, facilities, workforce development, and community enrichment services. This chapter describes the challenge of effectively assessing community college financial services and budgets as well as internal and external standards and benchmarks developed to measure institutional fiscal health and the allocation of resources (e.g., reserve fund amounts, deferred maintenance, and bond ratings).
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Accountability, Financial Services, Budgets, Budgeting, Resource Allocation, Benchmarking, College Administration, College Planning, Financial Audits, Fiscal Capacity, Finance Reform, School Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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