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EDUCAUSE asked two questions that bear on this topic in this summer's Core Data Service Service survey. They were: “Which funding sources are being used in the current FY to support…communications infrastructure services?” (Module 1, Question 32) …and… “Regardless of how your institutional network is financed, does the current funding model include renewal of the capital plant, including wiring, electronics, and so forth?” (Module 1, Question 33) I've attached summary tables showing the responses to these questions by Carnegie Classification and public vs. private institution that you might be interested in reviewing and using. To view the survey form, go to: http://www.educause.edu/visuals/shared/cds/pdfs/EDUCAUSE_Core_Data_All_M... Results showed that, overall, 31% of respondent institutions are using cost recovery (chargeback) as a funding source to support communications infrastructure. This practice is significantly more common among doctoral institutions (73% are using it) than other classes (12% to 26% among U.S. institutions; 50% among all reporting Canadian institutions). Larger institutions are significantly more likely to use it than smaller ones (e.g., 67% of institutions with 15,000 or more FTE students use it, while only 40% of those with 8,000 to 14,999 students do). And public institutions are significantly more likely to use it than private ones (42% of public institutions vs. 18% of private ones) Overall, 64% of respondent institutions report that their current funding model includes renewal of the capital plant, including wiring, electronics, and so forth. Among these, international institutions (outside the U.S. and Canada) are significantly the most likely to report it, at 82%. Next most likely are Canadian institutions (71%), U.S. doctoral (66%) and BA liberal arts institutions (71%), and “Other” U.S. institutions—a group made up largely of professional institutions (75%). Somewhat smaller majorities of associates’ (57%) and bachelors’ institutions other than liberal arts schools (63%) report inclusion of renewal of the capital plant. Results for this question do not vary significantly by institution size, but does vary by institutional control: Whereas 69% of private institutions report including capital plant renewal in their funding model, only 60% of public institutions do. We also have some evidence that institutions that report using chargeback as a funding model tend to have a significantly greater amount of both primary and secondary Internet bandwidth: I hope this is useful! -Susan Susan Grajek Vice President for Data, Research & Analytics EDUCAUSE Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good http://educause.edu 4772 Walnut Street, Suite 206, Boulder, CO 80301-2538 202-331-5350 (phone) sgrajek@educause.edu From: Theresa Rowe > Reply-To: The EDUCAUSE CIO Constituent Group Listserv > Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 17:17:08 -0400 To: > Subject: Re: [CIO] Network funding... How are your funding your network upgrade/refresh? We allocate out of our base budget to replace about 20-25% of the network electronics and systems every year. Do you have a charge-back model for your network? No. You may want to answer the Educause Core Data and the Campus Computing Surveys for some additional insights on spends and charge-backs. Theresa Shashi. -- --- ------------------------------------------------ Shashi Kaparthi, Ph.D. Chief Information Officer (CIO) University of Northern Iowa ------------------------------------------------ ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/. -- Theresa Rowe Chief Information Officer Oakland University ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/. ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.
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