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OBAM Model Metrics


OBAM has two primary metrics in which Support Unit (SU) budgets are allocated to Revenue Units (RU’s). Included is a list of the primary and secondary metrics OBAM uses along with the corresponding units which are allocated via those metrics.

FTE % Usage Metric

Full-time equivalent (FTE) is a unit that indicates the workload of an employed person on campus. The FTE metric allocates Support Unit (SU) costs to Revenue Units (RUs) via the amount of employee full-time equivalent in each RU. For example, if College X had 20% of the FTE they would pay 20% of the SU’s budgets that are allocated via the FTE metric.

SUs who’s budgets are allocated via percentage FTE are:

  • Budget and Planning
  • Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)
  • Faculty Development
  • Financial Services
  • Governance Units
    • Faculty Senate
    • Senate for Academic Staff
    • University Staff Council
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Postal Services (non-chargebacks)
  • Receiving and Delivery
  • Student Financials
  • University Marketing and Communication (UMC)
  • University Police
  • Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Office
  • Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Office

SCH % Usage Metric

Student Credit Hours (SCH) is the unit that measures the educational credit of a course, based on the number of classroom hours per week throughout a term. The SCH metric allocates Support Unit (SU) costs to Revenue Units (RUs) via the amount of SCH in each Academic Revenue Unit (ARU). For example if College Y teaches 50% of the SCH on campus, they would pay 50% of the SU’s budgets that are allocated via the SCH metric.

SUs who’s budgets are allocated via percentage SCH are:

  • Academic Support and Inclusive Excellence
  • Admissions
  • Advance-Titan
  • Career and Professional Development
  • Center for Academic Resources (CAR)
  • Counseling Center
  • Dean of Students
  • Financial Aid
  • Graduate Studies Office
  • Honors College
  • Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Office of Institutional Research (OIR)
  • Office of International Education (OIE)
  • Office of Sponsored Programs
  • Office of Student Research and Creative Activity (OSRCA)
  • Polk Library
  • Project Success
  • Reading Study Center
  • Registrar
  • Testing Center
  • Undergraduate Advising Resource Center (UARC)
  • University Studies Program (USP)
  • Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs/Provost Office
  • Writing Center

Square Footage % Metric

The square footage metric is used to assess Facilities, non-chargeback costs to Revenue Units (RUs), based on the RU’s use of assignable square footage on campus. This metric also encompasses unassigned classroom space, which is allocated to Academic Revenue Units (ARUs) based on percentage of SCH. The square footage data is housed in the Archibus Database and updated regularly by the Director of Planning and Construction, resulting from Space Planning Committee Meetings.

Revenue % Metric

The revenue metric will only be used to assess Non-Usage-Based Support UInit (SU) budgets to Revenue Units (RUs). The revenue metric will incorporate all types of revenue on campus, including GPR and PR sources.

SUs who’s budgets are allocated via percentage of revenue are:

  • Alumni Relations
  • Alumni Welcome and Conference Center
  • Campus Operations
  • Campus Strategic Initiatives
  • Center for Research and Customer Support (CRCS)
  • Chancellor’s Office
  • Economic and Government Relations
  • University Advancement Office

 

For examples of the above listed metrics in the new budget model, please see the New Model Training PowerPoint.