ERIC Number: ED216612
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Resource Allocation in U. K. Universities.
Taylor, Bryan J. R.
AIR Professional File, n11 Spr 1982
Information on resource allocation in United Kingdom (UK) universities, which is derived from a study by a Working Party of the Conference of University administrators, is presented. Attention is directed to: structures and constitutions; the use of norms and formulas; administration and central services; minor works, maintenance, and space; and equipment. Norms and formulas included: student load formulas and weightings for level of study, academic staffing levels and staff/student ratios, and technical support staff ratios. It is hypothesized that expenditure on academic and related departmental staff will tend to cluster around the average more closely than will other expenditures. If it is assumed that every university has its norm provision of space for its exact mixture of students (by discipline and level of study), area-related costs can be calculated per square meter and compared with the British average. Data are provided on the following: percentage relationships between the University of Bath and Great Britain total net unit costs with different weightings for level of study, 1979-80; the range of undergraduate total net departmental unit costs (Great Britain averages), 1979-80; the relationship of expenditure on departmental academic and related staff in Bath (1979-80) to what it would have been if expenditure was at the Great Britain level on average. A computer tabulation of expenditures at the University of Bath and its relationship with the Great Britain average is also included. (SW)
Descriptors: Budgeting, College Administration, Cost Estimates, Educational Finance, Expenditures, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, National Norms, Resource Allocation, Statistical Analysis, Student Teacher Ratio, Unit Costs
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Institutional Research.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (Great Britain)