Administrative costs in two-year and four-year institutions of higher education.

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Title:
Administrative costs in two-year and four-year institutions of higher education.
Author:
Glasper, Rufus.
Issue Date:
1995
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study examines trends in national and State of Arizona college and university administrative expenditures, in particular expenditure shares for administration versus those for instruction, public service, and research. Separate case studies for the Arizona Community Colleges and the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) provide data to explore administrative expenditure trends in some detail in the state community college system and in one type of institution. The results are intended to increase understanding of higher education administrative expenditure patterns in the United States. Toward this goal, possible explanations for rising administrative costs are assessed using one theoretical framework, Organizational Complexity, and one mechanism, Organizational Distance and Budgetary Authority. A single research question with four sub-questions compares the community college expenditure patterns, over time, to those of four-year colleges and universities. An additional research question with two sub-questions examines data by functional category in order to identify how and why disproportionate changes in expenditure patterns occur.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Educational Administration and Higher Education; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Leslie, Larry L.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAdministrative costs in two-year and four-year institutions of higher education.en_US
dc.creatorGlasper, Rufus.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGlasper, Rufus.en_US
dc.date.issued1995en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study examines trends in national and State of Arizona college and university administrative expenditures, in particular expenditure shares for administration versus those for instruction, public service, and research. Separate case studies for the Arizona Community Colleges and the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) provide data to explore administrative expenditure trends in some detail in the state community college system and in one type of institution. The results are intended to increase understanding of higher education administrative expenditure patterns in the United States. Toward this goal, possible explanations for rising administrative costs are assessed using one theoretical framework, Organizational Complexity, and one mechanism, Organizational Distance and Budgetary Authority. A single research question with four sub-questions compares the community college expenditure patterns, over time, to those of four-year colleges and universities. An additional research question with two sub-questions examines data by functional category in order to identify how and why disproportionate changes in expenditure patterns occur.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Administration and Higher Educationen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairLeslie, Larry L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSlaughter, Sheilaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRhoades, Garyen_US
dc.identifier.proquest9624148en_US
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