Financing Public Universities

This crucial book addresses newer practices of resource allocation which tie university funding to indicators of performance.

Financing Public Universities

Author: Marcel Herbst

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402055609

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This crucial book addresses newer practices of resource allocation which tie university funding to indicators of performance. It covers the evolvement of mass higher education and the associated curtailment of funding, the public management reform debate within which performance-based budgeting or funding evolved, and sketches alternative governance and management modes which can be used instead. Four appendices cover more technical matters.

Public Funding of Higher Education

Rethinking traditional rationales for public financing, contributors to this volume offer alternatives for policymakers, administrators, faculty, students, and researchers struggling with this difficult practical dynamic.

Public Funding of Higher Education

Author: Edward P. St. John

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801882593

Page: 263

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Much of the twentieth century saw broad political support for public funding of American higher education. Liberals supported public investment because it encouraged social equity, conservatives because it promoted economic development. Recently, however, the politics of higher education have become more contentious. Conservatives advocate deep cuts in public financing; liberals want to expand enrollment and increase diversity. Some public universities have embraced privatization, while federal aid for students increasingly emphasizes middle-class affordability over universal access. In Public Funding of Higher Education, scholars and practitioners address the complexities of this new climate and its impact on policy and political advocacy at the federal, state, and institutional levels. Rethinking traditional rationales for public financing, contributors to this volume offer alternatives for policymakers, administrators, faculty, students, and researchers struggling with this difficult practical dynamic. Contributors: M. Christopher Brown II, Pennsylvania State University; Jason L. Butler, University of Illinois; Choong-Geun Ching, Indiana University; Clifton F. Conrad, University of Wisconsin–Madison; Saran Donahoo, University of Illinois; James Farmer, JA-SIG uPortal; James C. Hearn, Vanderbilt University; Janet M. Holdsworth, University of Minnesota; Don Hossler, Indiana University; John R. Thelin, University of Kentucky; Mary Louise Trammell, University of Arizona; David J. Weerts, University of Wisconsin–Madison; William Zumeta, University of Washington

Financing Higher Education in a Global Market

This handbook on the finance of higher education is essential reading for college administrators, policy-makers and graduate programs in higher education administration.

Financing Higher Education in a Global Market

Author: Mark Kretovics

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 0875863183

Page: 325

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Chapter 1. Financing Higher Education in a Global Market: A Contextual Background Steve O. Michael, Professor of Higher Education Administration and Vice Provost for University Diversity and Academic Initiatives at Kent State University. Chapter 2. Fin.

Resources in Education

ED 400 455 State Profiles : Financing Public Higher Education . 1996 Rankings .
... ED 400 887 State Boards of Education Independent Colleges and Universities
Priorities , Quality , and Productivity Executive Summaries . ED 400 768 State ...

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Higher Education Amendments of 1971

FINANCE It is clear to the industrial community that a financial crunch exists in
many if not all institutions of higher education. To many people, the solution to
these financial pressures is simply to provide more public funds to meet growing
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Higher Education Amendments of 1971

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Special Subcommittee on Education

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Research in Education

ED 053 683 The College Opportunity Grant Program of the California State
Scholarship and Loan Commission : A Report on and Evaluation of the 1969 ...
ED 047 644 The Economics and Financing of Higher Education in the United
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The Future of the Public University in America

Financing the Future As we have suggested throughout this book, the current
paradigm for financing public higher education seems incapable of responding to
the growing educational needs of a knowledge-intensive society. In years past ...

The Future of the Public University in America

Author: James J. Duderstadt

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421403935

Page: 256

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In the United States, public colleges and universities educate more than 80 percent of the nation's 11 million college students. Public universities conduct the majority of the country's campus-based research and produce most of the nation's doctors, lawyers, engineers, teachers, and other professionals and public leaders. They provide critical services such as agricultural and industrial technology, health care, and economic development, and they help students of all ages develop more rewarding careers and more meaningful lives. Written for everyone who is interested in and concerned about the nation's public universities, The Future of the Public University in America offers a view from the perspective of two experienced professionals. James J. Duderstadt, former president of the University of Michigan, and Farris W. Womack, former executive vice president and chief financial officer of the University of Michigan, explore the unique challenges facing public higher education today. They look at the forces driving change�economic imperatives, technology, and market forces�as well as the characteristics of the public university that make change difficult: the nature of its various campus communities, its governance system, its management and decision-making processes, and its leadership. The authors conclude by suggesting strategies at the state and federal level to preserve and strengthen public higher education as a resource for future generations.

Higher Education Financing in East and Southern Africa

'This unique collection of African-country case studies draws attention to the remaining challenges around the financing of higher education in Africa, but also identifies good practices, lessons and common themes.

Higher Education Financing in East and Southern Africa

Author: P. N. Pillay

Publisher: African Minds

ISBN: 1920355332

Page: 241

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This nine-country study of higher education financing in Africa includes three East African states (Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda), five countries in southern Africa (Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa), and an Indian Ocean island state (Mauritius). Higher Education Financing in East and Southern Africa explores trends in financing policies, paying particular attention to the nature and extent of public sector funding of higher education, the growth of private financing (including both household financing and the growth of private higher education institutions) and the changing mix of financing instruments that these countries are developing in response to public sector financial constraints. 'This unique collection of African-country case studies draws attention to the remaining challenges around the financing of higher education in Africa, but also identifies good practices, lessons and common themes.

Financial Sustainability of Public Higher Education Institutions in Uzbekistan

Since the early years of independence in 1991, a central topic of higher education in Uzbekistan has been how to fill the gap left by the reduced government funding at public Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).

Financial Sustainability of Public Higher Education Institutions in Uzbekistan

Author: Shukhrat Kholmuminov

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Since the early years of independence in 1991, a central topic of higher education in Uzbekistan has been how to fill the gap left by the reduced government funding at public Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The majority of the Uzbek universities, as in many other countries, have responded to the decline in public allocations through charging significantly increased tuition fees. Therefore, the revenue structure of public HEIs has changed from full government funding to mostly tuition funding over the last decade. The main aim of this study is to examine the impact of this shift in the institutional revenue structure on behaviour and efficient resource utilisation of public HEIs in Uzbekistan. For these purposes, this study begins with analysing the contemporary outlook of Uzbek education sector, particularly administrative and financing structures and reforms of the higher education. A comprehensive comparison between the higher education system of Uzbekistan and the rest of the Central Asian Republics (CARs) is also provided in this thesis.To the best of my knowledge, this thesis is the first study which scrutinises the higher education systems of the entire CARs. Utilising resource dependence theory (RDT), this study empirically investigates whether or not increased institutional reliance on tuition fees as a main source of revenue has augmented the share of institutional expenditures dedicated to educational activities at public HEIs in Uzbekistan over the period 2000-2013. Drawing on a 14-year panel of university-level data and employing an instrumental variable approach that acknowledges the potential endogeneity of institutional tuition revenue, the author finds that the institutional expenditures for educational expenses are considerably increased as institutions became more dependent on tuition revenue for their financially sustainable operation. This finding is consistent with the predictions of RDT. Robustness of the empirical findings is also tested utilising several diagnostic models.In this study, a stochastic cost frontier analysis is used in order to examine whether the institutional fiscal resources obtained mostly from tuition have been utilised efficiently or inefficiently at public HEIs in Uzbekistan during the period of 2000 to 2013. The Battese and Coelli (1995) method is applied to measure the influences of institution, staff and student characteristics on cost efficiency of the universities. According to mean efficiency scores that the Uzbek universities are not remarkably cost efficient in producing education and research outputs, although the significant improvements in the efficiency followed throughout the sample period. Interestingly, findings also reveal that public HEIs with a greater share of public funding are less cost efficient relative to those institutions with a smaller share of public funding.

Proceedings of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges Annual Convention

As our national purposes have grown and changed , these now national
purposes have also been threaded into the public university's development . All
through their history , with Federal financial support , the universities have been
creating ...

Proceedings of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges     Annual Convention

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