ERIC Number: ED197666
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Formula Related Issues: A Fact-Finding Report. Report No. 81-5.
Fischer, Norman M.
Results of a staff study concerning the State of Washington's existing budget formula for instruction for higher education are discussed, and areas where inconsistencies and/or inequities exist are examined. The instructional formula does not include all instructional activities: health sciences, special sessions, community and extension education, and the Joint Center for Graduate Education are excluded. The formula is actually two separate formulas, one covering faculty staffing and the other encompassing instructional support costs. In both cases, workload indicators are multiplied by formula factors to develop amounts (number of faculty or dollars) at "100 percent of formula." Among the issues addressed are the following: (1) the overall percent of formula for staffing and support costs for the community college system and four-year institutions; (2) the process used to determine staffing levels for the lower division academic category; (3) the allocation of resources to the high cost discipline categories of the two doctoral universities; (4) the allocation of faculty resources to the law discipline at the University of Washington; (5) the balance between formula assumptions and resource allocation among course level categories for the four-year institutions; (6) the use of the 600-plus level category for faculty resource determination by the regional universities; (7) the distribution of student credit hours between lower and upper division levels of instruction at Evergreen State College; and (8) treatment of nonformula faculty. Excerpts from the"Formula Manual" and statistical tables on faculty staffing are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Budgeting, College Faculty, College Instruction, Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Financial Policy, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Instructional Student Costs, Mathematical Formulas, Resource Allocation, State Colleges, Tax Allocation, Undergraduate Study
Washington State Council for Postsecondary Education, 908 East Fifth Avenue, Olympia, WA 98504.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Council for Postsecondary Education, Olympia.
Note: Appended statistical tables may not reproduce well.