Exploring Alternative Budget Models

Budget Model Review, Transitions, and Outcomes

Topics: Budget Models and Cost Allocations, Budgeting, Administration and Finance

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Summary

Facing constraints on financial resources, institutions increasingly seek alternative budget models. This report explores the range of budget models in higher education, evaluates models’ strengths and weaknesses, and examines budget model transition processes.

Research Questions

  • What strengths and weaknesses exist for various budget models?
  • What motivates decisions to change budget models?
  • What advice do contacts provide for institutions considering budget model transitions?