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In response to a request of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, public universities and community, technical, and state colleges in Texas were asked to provide examples of efficiencies implemented on their campuses between Fiscal Year (FY) 2001 and FY 2003. For purposes of this request, an efficiency was defined as an activity that results in a documentable savings of time, money, or some other resources that is then readily available for some other campus program or activity. An electronic survey was completed by all Texas public institutions of higher education (97). The 97 institutions reported a total of 357 efficiencies, 329 for FY 2001 through FY 2003, and 28 initiated before the study period. Of the reported efficiencies, 81 were in the area of education, 11 in research, 255 in administration, and 10 in the area of clinical care. Some project concepts were reported by multiple institutions. Among the most common were projects related to energy efficiency. Another often reported change was reorganization of both academic departments and schools or administrative units. Texas public higher education institutions are demonstrating through their actions that they are being good stewards of state funds by identifying ways to streamline their operations without harming their missions and by reallocating financial and staff savings to higher priority programs and activities. One appendix contains the survey questionnaire, and the other two contain examples of the efficiencies implemented. (SLD)

Descriptors: Cost Containment, Cost Effectiveness, Costs, Efficiency, Higher Education, Organizational Effectiveness, Public Colleges, State Programs

For full text: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/reports/pdf/0507.pdf.









Author: Texas State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin. Div. of Research, Campus Planning and Finance.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=6338&id=ED480953







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