ERIC Number: ED116586
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Support Operations of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges.
Parker, Norman A.
Smaller residential colleges provide the highest degree of support, i.e., board, room, close student-faculty relationships, large financial aid, extensive cultural programs in music, drama, and athletics for student participation, and those other prerequisites that make the whole life at the small residential college a learning experience. Using data provided by the institutions and additional material obtained from numerous campus visits, this study identifies the support functions and their costs that fit into student, academic, and institutional support classification at five first-rate, independent liberal arts colleges. It provides a synoptical view of the academic year 1973-74. It is basically a fiscal analysis of costs of support operations. Detailed comparative analyses of this information provide the basis for the conclusions and suggestions for possible improvements in economy of operation. Suggestions are a reduction of cost in the following categories: academic administration and personnel development; financial aid for operating funds; physical plant; and community relations. Other possible methods are: a reduction of faculty; an increase in enrollment; and an increase in student financial aid from government sources. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.