Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Managing with reduced financial resources—a case study
by Ellis, Rose R., Ph.D., Capella University, 2013, 89; 3590524
Abstract (Summary)

This dissertation was a case study of a New England public community college, specifically a public two-year college, in the State of Connecticut. The purpose of the study was to gain an understanding of how the college decision-makers dealt with balancing the budget with state imposed budget reductions and cutbacks as well as undertaking several mid-year rescissions. Additionally, this dissertation examined the decision-making processes that informed the actions of the college administrators to help guide the institution through a fiscal uncertainty. Both archival documents and interviews revealed no clear path or strategy to decision-making was used. The budget documents supported the interview participants' answers and the college's complete financial health. This study may help or provide guidance and recommendations for other institutions of higher education.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Keener, Barbara
Commitee: Campbell, Kathryn, Nies, John
School: Capella University
Department: Education
School Location: United States -- Minnesota
Source: DAI-A 74/12(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Education finance
Keywords: Allocation, Budget, Decision maker, Financial resources, Formula funding, Garbage can theory, Rational choice theory
Publication Number: 3590524
ISBN: 978-1-303-30290-9
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