ERIC Number: EJ863131
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 4
Integrating Assessment and Budget Planning Processes: A Good or a Bad Idea?
Hoyt, Jeff E.
Assessment Update, v21 n5 p9-10, 16 Sep-Oct 2009
Griffith, Day, Scott, and Smallwood (1996) state, "Planning cannot survive without a budget, [and] neither planning nor budgeting can survive with integrity without assessment." If the integrity of planning and budgeting processes is affected by assessment, then this author argues that there are effective ways in which assessment can be integrated into these processes and play a larger role than it has previously in college and university planning and budgeting. Hoyt provides a few examples of higher education institutions that have successfully integrated assessment with planning and budgeting processes, to varying degrees. He stresses that implementing an assessment system and integrating it into the budget process requires commitment from top leadership. With the current emphasis on assessment in higher education, colleges and universities must find ways to integrate assessment with existing processes.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Budgeting, Integrity, Evaluation, Colleges, Universities, Budgets, Strategic Planning, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: California; Utah