ERIC Number: ED080083
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
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The Expansion of University Facilities to Accommodate Increasing Enrollments.
Sanderson, Robert D.
A mathematical model is developed for the expansion of facilities at different campuses of the University of California for a given sequence of enrollment forecasts. Based on total projected enrollments for the University system, the model computes a minimum total cost expansion program, i.e., the stages at which to expand existing campuses or to build new ones, and the enrollments that should be allocated to those campuses. It is formulated as a network-flow problem in which nonzero flows on certain arcs incur fixed charges; however, for computational purposes the problem may be reduced to a linear integer program in binary variables. The model does not include such factors as graduate-undergraduate mix, departmental mix, departmental sizes, or restrictions on tenure faculty, but rather is oriented towards a method of accommodating gross enrollments. (Author)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Enrollment Trends, Facility Expansion, Facility Improvement, Facility Requirements, Higher Education, Models
Ford Foundation, 2288 Fulton Street, Berkeley, California 94720
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Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Ford Foundation Program for Research in Univ. Administration.