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    Bristow University is a large private school located in the Midwest. The university is headed by a president who has five vice presidents reporting to him. These vice presidents are responsible for, respectively, auxiliary services, admissions and records, academics, financial services (controller), and the physical plant.

    In addition, the university has managers over several areas who report to these vice presidents. These include managers over central purchasing, the university press, and the university bookstore, all of whom report to the vice president for auxiliary services; managers over computer services and over accounting and finance, who report to the vice president for financial services; and managers over grounds and custodial services and over plant and maintenance, who report to the vice president for physical plant.

    The university has four colleges-business, humanities, fine arts, and engineering and quantitative methods-and a law school. Each of these units has a dean who is responsible to the academic vice president. Each college has several departments.

    Which of the positions would be line positions? Which would be staff positions?
    Fill in blanks with "L" for Line and "S" for Staff.

    __________ President __________ Manager, Accounting & Finance
    __________ Manager, Central Purchasing __________ All Faculty
    __________ Dean, Humanities __________ Manager, University Press
    __________ Dean, Law School __________ Academic vice -president
    __________ Manager, Ground & Custodial Services __________ Department Heads
    __________ Manager, Computer Service __________ Manager, Plant & Maintenance
    __________ Vice President, Financial Services (Controller) __________ Dean, Fine Arts
    __________ Dean, Engineering & Quantitative Methods __________ Vice President, Physical Plant
    __________ Manager, University Bookstore __________ Vice President, Admissions & Records
    __________ Vice President, Auxiliary Services __________ Dean, Business

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    Line positions are appointed positions.

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    Line positions are examined.