A COMPARISON OF DEPARTMENTAL TEACHING EFFICIENCY IN THE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD SYSTEMS, AND NATURAL RESOURCES: AY2000-AY2004

Teaching efficiency is investigated for the nine departments in the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources at North Dakota State University. Using Data Envelopment Analysis, departments are compared to their College peers in converting teaching faculty and teaching funds into three teaching outputs: student credit hours generated, undergraduate majors, and graduate students. Most departments are efficient in the technical conversion of inputs to outputs under variable returns to scale. Scale effects are evident, indicating some departments consistently extract higher average productivity from inputs in servicing undergraduate majors, graduate students, and in generating student credit hours.


Issue Date:
2004
Publication Type:
Report
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/23519
Total Pages:
14
Series Statement:
Agribusiness & Applied Economics Miscellaneous Report No. 195




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