ERIC Number: ED246786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
Utilizing Technology to Examine the Impacts of Academic Program Plans on Faculty Staffing Levels. AIR 1984 Annual Forum Paper.
Spiro, Louis M.; Campbell, Jill F.
The development and use of a campus-based computerized faculty staffing model is described. In addition to considering market demands for current and proposed programs, decisionmakers need to consider how program development, modification, and elimination affect the total college faculty resource base. The application of computer technology, specifically spreadsheet analysis, is demonstrated as a means of simulating the outcomes of a variety of academic program decisions. This type of application is important because it provides immediate answers to complex programmatic interactions that are otherwise not recognized. The end result is a significant decrease in the amount of hand calculating required in analysis, and a major increase in the quality of information available for informed decisionmaking. The three components of the computerized faculty staffing model are as follows: the number of majors registered within each of the undergraduate and graduate programs at the college; an impact matrix of the average student credit hours taken by each major within each of the academic disciplines by course level; and translation of full-time-equivalent (FTE) students into FTE faculty required within each discipline. The model is related to the formula budgeting approach, known as the 40 Cell Matrix, that is applied to the State University of New York System. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: AIR Forum
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (24th, Fort Worth, TX, May 6-9, 1984).