This Indicator is not one of the seven component Indicators that contribute to the Overall Expenditure Ranking, although it is covered in various other areas.
The “Other Salaries and Wages” category in the CAUBO reports is extremely wide-ranging. It covers all the non-academic staff of the university, and positions ranging from the president to the janitorial staff. The full definition (on page 14 of the reporting guidelines HERE) states as follows:
- This line includes salaries and wages not reported on lines 1 and 2 (i.e., academic salaries). Specifically, other salaries and wages includes payments to all full and part time non-instructional (support) staff including among others, technicians, teaching and research laboratory technicians, clerical and secretarial, professional and managerial, janitorial, trades and maintenance.
- Other salaries and wages also includes payments to individuals who may hold an academic rank, or equivalent thereto, but are engaged in activities other than instruction and research. Examples of such individuals include the president, vice-presidents, certain professional librarians and computing center personnel.
Other Salaries and Wages incorporate the cost of all the staff in the Library, Computing & Communications, Central Administration, Student Services, and Physical Plant.
They also include the cost of all the non-academic staff in Instruction & Non-Sponsored Research. These staff are crucial to the effectiveness of the academic program. Quality in undergraduate education is dependent on a balance between high-calibre teaching and strong faculty-level support and administration. It revolves around a team of academic and non-academic staff, working together within the faculties to provide a dynamic and effective teaching and learning environment, and support for students. This support is vital for faculty and for students, and the need for it will escalate as enrollment increases.
10 A) OTHER SALARIES & WAGES ANALYSIS – EFFICIENCY RANKINGS10A
The Summary Rankings are derived from the detailed rankings in the first four of the tables below. Additional analyses are included but do not form part of the Summary Ranking.
These tables show the 2001 and latest spending levels, the latest expenditure, and the dollar impact of spending level variances (the amount by which the university is over-spending or under-spending, compared with past levels or current peer group levels).