ERIC Number: ED049676
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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An Exploratory Cost Analysis of Some Canadian Universities; The Report on the Study of the Costs of University Programmes in Canada.
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
This is a comprehensive study of the expenditures of Canadian universities. The participating institutions filled out questionnaires, but only 23 of the institutions completed the whole project; therefore, many of the conclusions drawn in this report are admittedly of questionable value. Chapter I presents the introduction and background of the study. Chapter II discusses the general approach to the problem in terms of the costs and allocations, the unit of analysis, the system of analysis, and the research. In this chapter the analytic procedure developed was also described in general terms. Chapter III details the analytic procedure, including the development of the faculty questionnaire, and the procedures to be followed in allocating overheads, plant maintenance costs, institutional administration costs, library costs, faculty and departmental overheads, and unit costs. Chapter IV deals with the general difficulties that were experienced in carrying out the study and the conceptual problems that came to light during the process. Some observations and conclusions are presented in Chapter V, as well as suggestions for improvement of future studies. Chapter VI describes the results reports by the participating institutions and the results themselves are summarized in tabular form following this chapter. (AF)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Costs, Educational Finance, Expenditures, Higher Education, Questionnaires, Systems Analysis, Unit Costs
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, 151 Slater Street, Ottawa 4, Canada ($12.00)
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Authoring Institution: Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada