Friday, May 9, 2014

Faculty Salaries and Benefits as 1/4 of the Budget

From some budget figures I have seen, at least in some departments, faculty salaries and benefits are about 1/4 of the budget. There is a good deal of research passing through the unit, so I would expect that low-research dollar units would find faculty salaries a larger fraction of the expenses.

But, imagine a university in exile, where there were few other expenses, other than space and some staff. Tuition could be cut by 1/2 or so. But no health club or medical care, no big library, no landscape, and no ...

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