ERIC Number: ED148244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Production Function Analysis in Higher Education: General Methodology and Applications to Four Year Black Colleges: Appendix G. The Development of Institutions of Higher Education: Theory and Assessment of Impact of Four Possible Areas of Federal Intervention.
Weathersby, George B.; Trueheart, William E.
Many colleges and universities have claimed some degree of financial distress, have sought increased federal, state, and philanthropic assistance, and have agonized over predicted declines in youth demand for higher education. In response to these concerns, numerous cost studies have been conducted but little is known of the relative efficiency of resource use in higher education. This paper estimates empirically the resource use behavior of relatively efficient, historically black four-year colleges and shows that for the variables considered, there are significant economies achievable by adopting the resource use patterns of relatively efficient institutions. Focus is on the theory of production function analysis, previous production function studies in higher education, and its use in black colleges. A five-page bibliography is included. (Author/LBH)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Black Colleges, College Planning, Cost Effectiveness, Developing Institutions, Educational Finance, Educational Supply, Efficiency, Financial Problems, Higher Education, Mathematical Models, Organizational Development, Resource Allocation, Retrenchment, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Data, Tables (Data)
USOE-OPBE, Room 4087, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202, or Harvard Graduate School of Education, c/o George B. Weathersby, 450 Gutman Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 ($2.25)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Budgeting, and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Graduate School of Education.
Note: For related documents see HE 009 500-504; Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document