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RAMP - Support for Instruction


All administrative support activities directly attributable to the Instructional Program. Activities in Instruction which cannot be allocated properly to other functional subprograms should be included under this subprogram. The program activities included under Instructional Support are as follows:

Audio-Visual Services

Instructional Computing Support

Departmental Administration

Instructional Support, Personnel, Course & Curriculum Development


1080 AUDIO-VISUAL SERVICES

Those activities related to providing audio and/or visual materials or media services for the Instructional Program. It should also include any special broadcast services which are maintained for the sole purpose of supporting instructional programs.

1090 INSTRUCTIONAL COMPUTING SUPPORT

Those activities established to provide computing support to the Instructional Program.

1100 DEPARTMENTAL ADMINISTRATION

Activities which provide administrative support and management direction to those programs and activities classified as Instruction.  In some cases, an academic department is involved in the production of joint outputs such as Instruction, Organized Research and Public Service. Administrative support costs would be allocated across all of the joint outputs. Examples of activities included within this subprogram category are: departmental chairpersons, associated departmental personnel, recruiting activity, and an identifiable portion of support staff and support costs. College-level administration, as distinguished from departmental administration, should be included in the program Academic Support classified as Academic Administration.

1110 INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT, PERSONNEL, COURSE AND CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

Includes activities which provide support directly attributable to those programs and activities classified as Instruction such as paper grading, sabbatical leaves, whether centrally budgeted or not, and other faculty/staff activities classified as indirect instruction for the Cost Study. Academic Advisement, whether conducted within a department or in a separately organized unit, should be included here; other types of counseling, such as career counseling, however, should appear in the Student Service program. This subprogram also includes those activities which are related to planning and development of academic programs for the future, whether an individual effort or committee effort. This subfunction may also include an identified portion of the activities of office support personnel and other support cost lines, i.e. travel, equipment, commodities, contractual services, operation of automotive equipment, etc.