ERIC Number: ED189971
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Formula Funding of University Administration and Support. AIR Forum 1980 Paper.
Cox, Robert S.
The distribution of funds for university administration and support for a hypothetical state university system using 11 state funding formulas is reviewed. Data for a hypothetical system of 11 institutions of varying size and student level mix were used. The distributions for university administration and support include library support, student services, general administration, and general expense. These were compared with a measure of scale, or workload. In aggregate the formulas appeared to respond to both economies of scale and diseconomies of complexity although significant variation in the treatment of these issues by individual formulas appeared to exist. (Author/SW)
Descriptors: Budgeting, College Administration, Comparative Analysis, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Funding Formulas, Higher Education, Library Expenditures, Mathematical Formulas, Operating Expenses, Resource Allocation, Simulation, State Colleges, Student Personnel Services
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: AIR Forum 1980
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (20th, Atlanta, GA, April 27-May 1, 1980).