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Taxonomy of Units


OBAM classifies each funded unit within its purview into one of four categories, depicted in the below schematic:

Below is a list of the campus units that fall into the four OBAM categories:

 

Revenue Units

Revenue Units (RU’s) are any unit on campus which generates revenue equal to or in excess of their costs.

Academic Revenue Units

Academic Revenue Units (ARU’s) are primary generators of tuition revenue via standard and Cost Recovery programs.

  • College of Business (COB)
  • College of Education & Human Services (COEHS)
  • College of Letters & Sciences (COLS)
  • College of Nursing (CON)

 

Self-Supporting Revenue Units

Self-Supporting Revenue Units (SSRU’s) are units that generate revenue through the sales of products and services to students and other members of the University.

  • University Bookstore
  • Children’s Learning & Care Center (CLCC)
  • University Dining
  • University Health Center
  • Online and Continuing Education (OCE)
  • Parking
  • Reeve Union & Titan Card
  • Residence Life & Gruenhagen Conference Center (GCC)
  • Student Recreation & Intramurals
  • Center for Community Development, Engagement and Training (CCDET)*
  • Head Start*

*All revenue units, with the exception of CCDET and Head Start, will be assessed SU costs. *

Support Units

Support Units (SU’s) are units that do not regularly generate enough revenue to cover costs and provide support services for one or more revenue and/or support unit.

Usage-Based Support Units

Usage-Based Support Units are support units whose costs can be assigned using one of OBAM’s metrics.

  • Academic Support and Inclusive Excellence
  • Admissions
  • Budget and Planning
  • Career and Professional Development
  • Center for Academic Resources (CAR)
  • Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)
  • Counseling Center
  • Dean of Students
  • Document Services
  • Facilities
  • Financial Aid
  • Financial Services
  • Graduate Studies Office
  • Governance Units
    • Faculty Senate
    • Senate for Academic Staff
    • University Staff Council
  • Honors College
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Office of Institutional Research (OIR)
  • Office of International Education (OIE)
  • Office of Student Research and Creative Activity (OSRCA)
  • Polk Library
  • Postal Services
  • Project Success
  • Reading Study Center
  • Receiving and Delivery
  • Registrar
  • Office of Sponsored Programs
  • Student Affairs Office
  • Student Financials
  • Testing Center
  • University Marketing and Communication (UMC)
  • Undergraduate Advising Resource Center (UARC)
  • University Police
  • University Studies Program (USP)
  • Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs/Provost Office
  • Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Office
  • Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Office
  • Writing Center

 

Non-Usage-Based Support Units

Non-Usage-Based Support Units are support units whose costs cannot be assigned by an easy-to-apply usage measure.

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