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Tuition revenue budget and number of faculty

Wikki State University (WSU) is preparing its maser budget for the upcoming academic year. Currently, 8,000 students are enrolled on campus however, the admissions ofice is forecasting a 5 percent growth in the student body despite a tuition hike to $75 per credit hour. The following additional information has been gathered from an examination of university records and conversation with university officials:

* WSU is planning to award 120 tuition-free scholarships.
* The average class has 25 students, and the typical student takes 15 credit hours each semester. Each class is three credit hours.
* WSU's faculty members are evaluated on the basis of teaching, research, and university and community service. Each faculty memer teaches five classes during the academic year.

Required:
1. Prepare a tuition revenue budget for the upcoming academic year.
2. Determine the number of faculty members needed to cover classes.
3. Assume there is a shortage of full-time faculty members. List at least five actions that WSU might take to accommodate the growing student body.
4. You have been requested by the university's administrative vice president to construct budgets for other areas of operation (library ground, dorms etc.). The AVP noted: "The most important resource of the university is its faculty. Now that you know the numbers of faculty needed, you can prepare the other budgets. Faculty members are indeed like key drivers -- without them we don't operate". Does the administrative vice president really understand the linages within the budgeting process? Explain.

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Required:
1. Prepare a tuition revenue budget for the upcoming academic year.
2. Determine the number of faculty members needed to cover classes.

The first two questions are attached in the excel file.

3. Assume there is a shortage of full-time faculty members. List at least five actions that WSU might take to accommodate the growing student body.

1) Increase the number of visiting faculty
2) Increasing the student strength per class
3) Increasing the teaching hours of full time faculty
4) Increasing the tuition fees
5) Reducing the credit hours

4. You have been requested by the university's administrative vice president to construct budgets for other areas of operation (library ground, dorms etc.). The AVP ...

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