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ERIC Number: ED189932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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An Analysis of the Needs for Non-Academic Staff and Operating Funds in a University. AIR Forum 1980 Paper.
Bingen, Franz; Siau, Carlos
The relationship between departmental activities and the need for nonacademic staff and operating funds was analyzed using regression analysis. Support costs were broken into task categories and related to certain basic variables describing the composition and activity of the unit (e.g., number of staff and teaching load). The results were linked in a model that predicts the costs for departmental support based on institutional activity variables, such as number of fields of study, number of students, and number of teaching and research staff. For each academic unit, required operating funds and the total number of nonacademic staff (expressed in full-time equivalents) needed for task categories were calculated. Staff activities and expenditures were broken down for both teaching and research functions. The nonacademic staff in an academic unit that has teaching and research activities were considered to involve the two main categories of clerical and technical staff. Equations for the different areas of analysis, and operating and general expense categories are presented. Study data were primarily based on the Flemish University of Brussels. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers: AIR Forum 1980; Flemish University (Belgium)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (20th, Atlanta, GA, April 27-May 1, 1980). Belgiums