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ERIC Number: ED260619
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jul-31
Pages: 52
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up Review of the 1982 Analysis of Operation, University of Mississippi School of Dentistry. Report to the Mississippi Legislature.
Neasman, G. E., Comp.; And Others
Results of a followup legislative review of the operation of the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry are summarized. An initial 1982 evaluation of the dental school revealed numerous deficiencies in financial and operational management. Among other things, the 1982 report concluded the the dental school, the third smallest in the United States, is a high-cost institution that expends 58 percent more than the national average to educate its students and receives more state appropriated funds per Doctor of Dental Science equivalent than any other U.S. dental school. Of 54 recommendations that were reevaluated by the legislative committee, 47 had been addressed and acted upon by the school. Ten recommendations were not addressed because the institutions of higher learning contended that academic and curricular matters were not subject to legislative review. A brief overview is provided on actions taken by the dental school to improve in the following areas: organizational structure, institutional and educational structure, accounting procedures and related controls, selected areas of operation, and cost reduction and revenue increase measures. For 26 of the findings contained in the 1982 review, a chart outlines the recommendations to the dental school, and the actions taken by the school. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Legislature, Jackson. Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review Committee.