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ERIC Number: ED405770
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-May
Pages: 41
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A System Dynamics Model of the Departmental Deployment of Instructional Resources.
Beck, Bruce D.
This paper reports on the development and testing of a system dynamics model of the departmental deployment of instructional resources at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A model was developed using the Stella II computer software package. The model describes describes how departments keep student enrollments, number of course sections, and number of instructional staff in balance with one another. The model was tested on data from academic departments at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for the academic years 1983-84 through 1995-96. Identified were a number of departments which appeared to fall within the explanatory range of the model, including those with major shifts in student demand (agronomy, botany, communication arts, French and Italian, geography, mathematics, and political science), and those with constraints on available instructional staff (mechanical engineering, Slavic languages, and Spanish and Portuguese). (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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