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Leadership in Learning: Western's Strategic Plan contains 32 graphs and charts which illustrate recent trends in Western's academic and budgetary environment. The graphs were compiled for the Task Force by the Office of Institutional Planning and Budgeting; the original data and more information on sources is available from the Provost's Office. All data about Western are Constituent University data only.

Figures 1-2 and 5-10 show trends in variables relating to student recruitment, enrolment, degrees, and class sizes. The data on Western are collected by the Office of Institutional Planning and Budgeting, while those on other universities appear in annual publications of the Council of Ontario Universities. Figures 3-4 show the growth of our student population who live in University housing, and the relation between the demand for University housing and the supply. These data were prepared by the Division of Housing and Food Services.

Figures 11-12 show research revenue at Western as a proportion of such revenue in the "Group of Ten," an informal association of research-intensive universities including Alberta, British Columbia, Laval, McGill, McMaster, Montreal, Queen's, Toronto, Waterloo, and Western. While there are other research-intensive universities in the country, the Group of Ten is broad enough to serve as a good reference group for Western with regard to research. The graph on the left shows total revenue from the Medical Research Council, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. The graph on the right shows research revenue from all other sources, including other research granting bodies, foundations, and research contracts with business and government. The document notes that there appear to be inconsistencies among the institutions in the way certain kinds of revenue are reported; a particular area of concern is the treatment of research revenue at affiliated hospitals and medical research institutes. The data come from the Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO) and through direct contact with institutional planning and research offices at the other Group of Ten institutions.

Figures 13-14 show the dates at which our current faculty will become 65 years old and the age structure of the faculty in 1975 and 1994, generated from data in the Office of Institutional Planning and Budgeting. Figure 15 compares the percentage of women in three categories: PhDs granted in Canada, PhDs granted by Western, and initial probationary appointments at the Assistant Professor level at Western. The latter data are reported annually to Senate and the Board in the Provost's Statistical Summary. Figure 16 shows cumulative salary settlements from 1989-90 to 1992-93, divided into scale increases, progress through the ranks (PTR), and increases based on merit. It should be noted that, starting in 1993-94, the Provincial government's Social Contract legislation has been in effect.

Figure 17 shows operating grants per full-time equivalent (FTE) student in constant 1994-95 dollars.

Figures 18-19 show comparisons of the size of Engineering Faculties among the Group of Ten universities. The graph on the right shows the Engineering Faculty budget as a percentage of the budgets of all Faculties in each university; university budgeting practices may vary somewhat among the Group.

Figures 20-21 are based on data from COFO-UO which is available on an annual basis. The relatively small share of Western's operating expenditures devoted to administration and support areas has been maintained for years.

Figures 22-23 show distribution of Western's 145,000 alumni and tax-receipted private donations to Western, including funds received by Foundation Western. These figures are compiled by the Advancement Services office.

Figures 24-25 are from the Council of Ontario Universities. The "clients" in the graph on the left are students in the case of schools and universities, and patients in the case of hospitals. The graph on the right shows Ontario universities' share of provincial budgetary expenditures.

Figures 26-27 show real operating revenue and real operating revenue per FTE student, with actual figures from 1985-86 to 1994-95, and forecasts from 1995-96 to 2005-06. The enrolment forecasts from 1995-96 to 1998-99 are from the SCUP Subcommittee on Enrolment Planning and Policy (SUEPP), and are shown in Table 2 below. Tables 3A and 3B show the forecasts of real operating revenue, with assumptions that are explained in the text.

Figure 28 shows tuition as a percentage of operating revenue; the forecast figures are from Table 3A. Figure 29 shows deferred maintenance of $100 million in 1994, and its growth on the assumption that the University continues to invest in this area at the current rate of $1.8 million per year. This table comes from a detailed study of deferred maintenance done for the University by Cole, Sherman Inc.

Figures 30-31 present data from Table 1 in index number form, with employment shown as a percentage of its level in 1989-90. The graphs show the substantial fall in employment over five years; they also show that the percentage decline has been greater in Support Units than in Faculties, and greater among staff members than among faculty members.

Figure 32 shows classroom usage by time of day for centrally timetabled rooms, which included 6 classrooms with 160 seats or more, and 84 classrooms with fewer than 160 seats. The first two vertical bars on the left indicate that from 8 to 9 a.m. on an average weekday in the Fall of 1994, 64% of the large classrooms and 28% of the smaller classrooms were occupied.

***UWO, "Leadership in Learning", November 1995***