Sorensen, Christine Knupp
Ed.D. (Doctor of Education)
Department of Leadership in Educational and Sport Organizations
Higher education and state--Illinois--Public opinion||Higher education finance--United States--Public opinion||Education, Higher--Illinois--Administration--Attitudes
The purpose of this study was to determine whether the change in Illinois higher education governance structure impacted the financial allocations and to compare perceptions of board members and the chief financial officers of Illinois public universities. A survey was used to gather perceptions. The results of the survey were mixed. The majority of individuals responding perceived the change as having had a positive impact on the universities they represented. The minority expressed concerns about “mission creep,” the potential loss of cohesiveness in Illinois public universities as a group, and the need for the Illinois Board of Higher Education. The financial allocations were compared by general revenue fund appropriations, university income fund appropriations, and new capital appropriations as reported in Illinois higher education Data Books. The findings indicated relatively little change in the amount that each university received. The exception was in new capital appropriations, which had no clear pattern of distribution. In conclusion, operating funds for Illinois state universities remained at the same distribution level, and the majority of persons surveyed viewed the governance change as a positive change.
Diederich, Catherine, "The impact of governance revision on financial allocations and perceptions of board members and chief financial officers : a comparative analysis of Illinois state universities from 1990 to 1999" (2002). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 5858.
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