ERIC Number: ED112818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Instructional Cost Index. A Simplified Approach to Interinstitutional Cost Comparison.
Beatty, George, Jr.; And Others
The paper describes a simple, yet effective method of computing a comparative index of instructional costs. The Instructional Cost Index identifies direct cost differentials among instructional programs. Cost differentials are described in terms of differences among numerical values of variables that reflect fundamental academic and resource allocation policies. The pragmatic management information provided by policy variables and the resultant Instructional Cost Index may be used by decision makers at all levels as an alternative to similiar information provided by other, more complex instructional cost methdologies that require substantially more input data. The examples given demonstrate the modest data requirements of the Instructional Cost Index procedures. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Board of Higher Education, Boston.; Canada Council, Ottawa (Ontario).; Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts, Boston.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Society for College and University Planning (9th, Denver, Colorado, July 1974)