Appendix A College of Science Winter 2004 FTE & WTU Estimates
developed by Physics BPC Sci 210 counted with Physics
other SCI classes not counted
Lecture WTU's FTE R=FTE/WTU
(1FTE/WTU = 15 students in a lecture)
avg lecture
size
Bio 182 531.3 2.92 43.8
Comp. Sci 188 302 1.61 24.2
Math* 573 1019.4 1.78 26.7
*w/o remedial Math
Chem 138 331 2.4 36
Geo 44 80.9 1.84 27.6
Phy 116 277.7 2.39 35.9
Lab WTU's FTE R=FTE/WTU
(24 students in a lab generates 1.6 FTE and costs 2 WTU = 0.8 FTE/WTU)
avg lab
size
Bio 224 145.3 0.649 19.5
Chem 146 94.6 0.65 19.4
Geo 9 5.14 0.57 17
Phy 104 76.3 0.734 22
Colege of Science
Lecture: 1,241 2,542 2.049 30.7
Lab 438 321.3 0.665 20
If Physics had run at the College average size:
To generate our 277.7 lecture FTE, we would have needed 277.7/2.049 = 136 WTU's.
Thus we SAVED the college 136-116 = 20 WTU's from our lecture scheduling.
To generate our 76.3 lab FTE, we would have needed 76.3/0.665 = 115 lab WTU's.
Thus, we SAVED the College 115-104 = 9 WTU's from our lab scheduling.
This translates into over $29, 000 that the College had from our efforts in the Winter quarter.
There are also many indirect savings in benefits, less need for office space, etc.