ERIC Number: ED111290
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Oct-29
Reference Count: N/A
Subject Field and Regional Variations in Student/Staff Ratios, Academic Programmes and Recurrent Expenditures. Technical Report.
Based on the data obtained from a specially conducted survey of universities in CERI member countries, this report gives a descriptive analysis of interdepartmental and interregional variations in the quantitative aspects of university operations. The data and findings are of a tentative nature since the survey on which the analysis was based suffered from the lack of standard definitions of concepts as well as the paucity of available information at the institutional level. Data were obtained for 32 different departments grouped into six major subject fields, pure sciences, technology, medical sciences, humanities, law, and social sciences. The ratio between student enrollment and academic staff is discussed as an indicator of the need for academic staff. The importance of non-academic staff is also emphasized, and ratios between students and administrative staff indicate distinct differences between pure sciences, technology and medical sciences, as compared with the other fields. Technology provides the highest number of teaching hours per week. Data show that these three fields also spend more of the total annual recurrent expenditure on non-remunerative items. A tabulation is given of average recurrent expenditure per student enrolled by department for England, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, and Yugoslavia. The data show substantial cost differences between fields within the same country. (LBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands; Norway; Switzerland; United Kingdom (England); Yugoslavia