ERIC Number: ED116544
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec-12
Reference Count: N/A
Pricing the Services of the Computer Center at the Catholic University of Louvain. Program on Institutional Management in Higher Education.
Hecquet, Ignace; And Others
Principles are outlined that are used as a basis for the system of pricing the services of the Computer Centre. The system illustrates the use of a management method to secure better utilization of university resources. Departments decide how to use the appropriations granted to them and establish a system of internal prices that reflect the cost to the university community of the use of its various resources. This decentralized management method requires the university authorities to have rational criteria for determining the appropriations to be allocated to the various departments. The analysis of unit costs is seen as an essential stage in the introduction of a decentralized management method. It should serve as a basis for defining objective standards to be applied to departmental budgetary requirements. User reactions and problem areas are discussed, including planned jobs, time sharing, increase in volume of budgetary appropriations, and surpluses arising from external work. (LBH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.