ERIC Number: ED071611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Potential Economies of Scale at the University of Bradford.
Dunworth, John; Bottomley, Anthony
This document presents the results of a study that had as its purpose the determination of unit costs for undergraduate degree graduates by discipline at the University of Bradford in Great Britain in academic year 1981. The study is based on enrollment projections as made by present enrollment trends, and utilizes the techniques of Output Budgeting, part of what is known as Planning-Programming-Budgeting Systems (PPBS) in the U.S. Any approach to attributing costs to particular courses is unavoidably complicated. In practice, virtually every resource used by the university contributes to more than one course and nearly all costs are, in one way or another, joint costs. Academic staff teach and pursue research; technical staff service teaching and research laboratories; classrooms, laboratories and items of equipment are used by students on different courses; materials are purchased on behalf of schools of studies and it is difficult to find the course for which they are ultimately used. Nevertheless, this study tried to discover how each of these components contributes to the expense of producing each student in each discipline. Dealt with are: (1) the components of these costs per student; (2) potential academic staff costs; and (3) potential economies in teaching accommodation costs. (Author/HS)
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Sponsor: Department of Education and Science, London (England).; Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Authoring Institution: Bradford Univ. (England).