EDU 688 EDU688 Week 3 DQ 2 Align Fiscal, Human, and Material Resources (Ashford)
Align Fiscal, Human, and Material Resources. In the first discussion for this week, you identified stakeholders to be included in the creation of your budget plan. The next step is to consider the way to align fiscal, human, and material resources. Sorenson and Goldsmith (2013) state that “current funding systems need to link the availability of school funding with the educational needs and academic achievement of students” (p. 112). Thus, it is imperative that budget plans align fiscal, human, and material resources.
Initial Post – Read the Gary Marx (2002) article to determine the trends that will drive fiscal, human, and material resource budgeting during the 21st century and Chapters 5 and 6 of the Sorenson and Goldman (2013) text to form your response. In your initial post:
Evaluate effective and efficient budgeting practices.
Describe the expenditures that are necessary to ensure that learning improves for all subgroups of
Evaluate components of the budgetary process that are factors in making learning of all subgroups of
students a priority.
Guided Response – Respond to at least two peers. In your replies, consider asking questions of your peers about their responses to encourage further conversation. What new ideas did you gain from reading your peers’ ideas? Provide suggestions to further support or improve their ideas. Though two replies is the basic expectation, for deeper engagement and learning, you are encouraged to provide responses to any comments or questions others have given to you, including the instructor before the last day of the learning week. This will further the conversation and provide you with opportunities to demonstrate your content expertise, critical thinking, and real world experiences with this topic.
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