How the Model Works

Our goal is to allow Temple University to operate in a more cost-effective manner by allowing those closest to the action to make critical funding decisions.

Model Development (PDF)

The following illustrate how the revenue, expenses, assessments and allocated overhead flow through the budget model:

  • Income flow and assessments
  • Tuition revenue
  • Cost drivers
  • Support Services in allocated cost formula: The amount of allocated costs will be based on a formula that considered cost drivers such as credit hours generated by students, FTE faculty, FTE staff, direct expenditures and square footage

Learning and Development

Since we began to prepare for the new model transition in fall 2012, we have encouraged faculty and administrators to enroll in our Blackboard organization: Temple Budget Model to view our recorded sessions with presenters from the Provost Office, Budget Office, Banner Competency Centers and more. These resources and new tools are in the process of transitioning to the new platform in Canvas.

If your department would like to host a discussion about how the model works please contact our office 215-204-6545 or email to schedule.

Additional Resources

Temple University’s TRAC system: facilitates the open review of course and academic program proposals. Information on courses being proposed or revised is updated on the first working day of every month and program proposals are posted five times per academic year according to the timeline for the Board of Trustees meetings.

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