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ERIC Number: ED054749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Pages: 355
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Cost-Effectiveness in Higher Education.
Bottomley, J. A.
This study was undertaken to investigate new techniques of costing and resource allocation in higher education. A preliminary study was made of current costs of producing graduates in different disciplines broken down by major items of expenditure (capital and maintenance costs, salaries, administrative costs, etc.). Then, alternative models were constructed corresponding to different sets of assumptions regarding the University of Bradford's: future enrollment policy for new course combinations, staff/student ratios, use of buildings, building costs economics, etc. Data were collected to assess the variation of costs per unit in relation to increased enrollments, and conclusions were tested. Part 1 looks at the nature of university costs from an economist's view. Part 2 treats cost as an allocation of past expenditures. Part 3 describes a method of building academic staff requirements for a course on the basis of the amount of teaching involved. Part 4 studies the utilization of teaching accommodations. Part 5 is concerned with factors affecting the demand for technical staff. Part 6 examines cost in relation to specific academic development proposals. Reproduction of text on several pages of this study may be of poor quality as the original is marginal in legibility. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Bradford Univ. (England).