Equalization

Fall
1999
Resolution Number: 
05.06
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Budget and Finance
Status: 
Completed

Resolved that the Academic Senate direct the Executive Committee to examine the issues involved in equalization, including current program based funding standards, and to develop a strategy to ensure equity of apportionment of funds for a blended FTES and Program Based Funding Standards basis, through the securing of additional funding sufficient to accomplish this goal by fiscal year 2002-2003 and report its findings to the plenary body at a future session.

Status Report: 

The Committee seriously questions whether it ought to be involved in "developing a strategy to insure equity of apportionment," given the highly politicized character of this debate and the fact that "equity" is defined in incompatible ways by the conflicting parties. If the Executive Committee deems it useful, the Committee could write a brief explication of the issues, focusing on the differences between funding equalization on an FTES basis and on a Program Based Funding basis.