Journal of Appreciative Education

Appreciative Budgeting: Providing Financial Transparency and Inclusion

Farley S. Leiriao


Budgeting in higher education is often an avoided subject area between employers and employees. The budgeting process is usually handled by a limited number of administrators and is frequently not openly communicated with the faculty and staff at higher education institutions. The Appreciative Budget Model (ABM) is a framework for fiscal administrators to clearly convey to all members of an institution how the budget is formed and open up opportunities for everyone to provide their input. A strong planning process improves organizational support for financial decisions as well as the final outcomes of the adopted budget.


Budgeting; Appreciative Education; finance; inclusion

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ISSN: 2165-5421