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Tierney, Michael L. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1981
Instead of collegiate priorities determining resource allocation, the resource allocation process can often shape the priorities. Current approaches are reviewed with focus on (1) how different approaches to setting priorities accommodate lack of consensus on campus; (2) incentives incorporated into resource allocation approaches; and (3)…
Descriptors: Budgeting, College Planning, Decision Making, Higher Education
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Dressel, Paul; Simon, Lou Anna Kimsey – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1976
Effective management and sound education require the development of sophisticated departmental budget models and processes. Efficient methods of resource allocation compatible with institutional organization, goals, and needs have not yet been put into effect. (Editor/LBH)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Departments, Educational Assessment, Higher Education
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Dressel, Paul; Simon, Lou Anna Kimsey – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1976
Various budgeting patterns and strategies are currently in use, each with its own particular strengths and weaknesses. Neither cost-benefit analysis nor cost-effectiveness analysis offers any better solution to the allocation problem than do the unsupported contentions of departments or the historical unit costs. An operable model that performs…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Cost Estimates, Higher Education, Institutional Research
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Dressel, Paul; Simon, Lou Anna Kimsey – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1976
Reasons for more intensive scrutiny of departmental operations and budgets are reviewed, along with the factors that have prevented such study. The means and procedures for such review are listed with comments and cautions about putting these procedures into operation. (LBH)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Budgeting, Departments, Educational Assessment
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Rickman, Jon Todd – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1979
The methods and considerations in determining computer needs of both academic and administrative computer users in higher education institutions are discussed. It is suggested that computer power in the future may require local distributed interactive computing networks and/or remote job entry to a large off-campus computer. (SF)
Descriptors: Centralization, College Administration, Computer Science, Computers
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Heydinger, Richard B. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1980
The conditions facing postsecondary education during the 1980s, it is suggested, call for institutional planning styles that are comprehensive, systematic, public, regular, and expansive. The formal democratic style is described as a comprehensive planning process that requires all departments to submit their plans to the college. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Budgeting, College Planning, Data Analysis
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Bruegman, Donald C. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1989
Five principal products of an integrated academic, fiscal, and facility planning process are discussed: an academic plan, a physical development plan, institutional priorities, a capital budget, and an operating budget. Criteria for successful implementation of a planning process that integrates these five plans are offered. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Budgeting, College Buildings, College Planning, Educational Facilities Planning
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Saunders, Laura E. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1989
The University of Washington has addressed its deferred maintenance needs through a strategy that includes building an externally reinforced consensus, internal monitoring, a review and priority-setting system, and a conscious budget strategy that separates needs for deferred maintenance from projects that serve teaching and research directly.…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Deferred Maintenance, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Finance
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Mims, R. Sue – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1980
When real resources decline, demands change, or programs lose vitality, then a logical move is to reallocate resources to facilitate academic planning. Reallocation schemes and experiences at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and Oklahoma State University are described and compared. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Budgeting, College Planning, Higher Education, Institutional Research
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Sizer, John – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1981
Colleges and universities in both Europe and North America are experiencing financial shortages and changing needs. Under these conditions, direction for the future must come from faculty and administrators, not outside managers. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society)
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Mims, R. Sue; LeLong, Donald C. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1976
A case study is presented of an institutionally-based project for resource allocation and planning. The University of Michigan uses interinstitutional data to address the problem of assessing the equitability of staffing and funding among its schools and colleges. (Author/LBH)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Case Studies, Higher Education, Information Sources