ERIC Number: ED080087
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
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The Stability of Faculty Input Coefficients in Linear Workload Models of the University of California.
Two linear workload models of the University of California have been developed which can be used to forecast the university's demand for faculty. Both utilize a matrix of faculty input coefficients to transform a vector of student enrollment projections into a forecast of required faculty members. The purpose of the present investigation was twofold: (1) to explore the computational feasibility of a linear workload model that predicts the demand for University of California faculty by department rather than by the currently used subject matter groups; (2) to determine whether the faculty input coefficients are sufficiently stable over time to provide meaningful forecasts. The first section of the report describes the dimensions of the departmental model, and proposes a meaningful method of aggregation. In the second section, several sets of Berkeley faculty input coefficients for the years 1963-1966 are presented, together with an analysis of the instability evident in several of them. (Author)
Descriptors: Educational Demand, Educational Research, Faculty, Higher Education, Models, Research, Research Projects, Teaching Load
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.