ERIC Number: ED116545
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec-12
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Costs in Seven French Universities. Initial Evaluations. Program on Institutional Management in Higher Education.
Methods of evaluating unit operating costs and the development of the services and departments of French universities are examined. After an initial phase devoted to working out a common methodology, it was decided that the latter should be put directly to the test and that devices would have to be found to bridge the gaps in existing data, as, and when, the necessity arose. Each of the universities associated in the research project conducted a number of studies and worked out numerical evaluations set forth in separate reports. It is emphasized that the evaluations are very provisional. The main results are covered in terms of inputs available to the universities (staff, capital operation), as well as the activity and output costs. It is noted in conclusion that the retrospective knowledge of costs is only a stage, not a goal itself, and to be meaningful must be placed in its true perspective, i.e., the improvement of the decision making and management procedures of the university system. (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.
Identifiers - Location: France