The contribution model:a school-level funding model

Filby, Jane and Higson, Helen (2005). The contribution model:a school-level funding model. Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 9 (3), pp. 86-91.


Over a number of years, as the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)'s funding models became more transparent, Aston University was able to discover how its funding for teaching and research was calculated. This enabled calculations to be made on the funds earned by each school in the University, and Aston Business School (ABS) in turn to develop models to calculate the funds earned by its programmes and academic groups. These models were a 'load' and a 'contribution' model. The 'load' model records the weighting of activities undertaken by individual members of staff; the 'contribution' model is the means by which funds are allocated to academic units. The 'contribution' model is informed by the 'load' model in determining the volume of activity for which each academic unit is to be funded.

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Published Date: 2005
Authors: Filby, Jane
Higson, Helen ( 0000-0003-3433-2823)



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