Temple University transitioned to a Responsibility Center Management (RCM) budget model in FY2015.  In order to fully develop the model and our key stakeholders, we remain committed to learning from our experience and providing opportunities for feedback and improvement. During the spring 2017 semester Temple conducted a university-wide review to assess our progress and address any unintended outcomes reflected in three fiscal years of data. A summary of the review findings and recommendations as well as additional studies conducted throughout the review can be found on the RCM channel of TUportal.

Close to 100 of our faculty and staff participated in interviews and focus groups and over 1,000 supported the review through our RCM survey, which was developed and administered at Temple University using the Qualtrics Survey web interface. The survey was administered to 2,384 full-time faculty, department chairs and administrators at Temple University yielding a 47 percent response rate. 

  • 41.1 percent of faculty and administrators in schools/colleges report they feel incentivized to contain costs
  • 30.7 percent report feeling incentivized to drive revenue
  • 12.8 percent report participating in RCM trainings offered
  • 53 percent report they are not aware of how their school/college establishes funding priorities
  • 84.7 percent of survey respondents are full-time faculty
  • 25 percent of survey respondents have joined Temple since 2013

    IMPLEMENTING YOUR TOP Recommendations: 

    The RCM review produced key themes and findings including recommendations related to the following areas: 

    • Leadership and Governance
    • Expertise and Capacity 
    • Data and Reporting 
    • Allocation Rules 
    • Service Levels

    For a more detailed look at what we are currently developing, please check out this overview - RCM Review: Themes and Findings.