Uniac - July 2022

41 appetite for increased benchmarking of professional and student-facing services. In their primary and simplest form, academic contribution models offer an invaluable way of managing academic time against planned activity. At their best, such models are borne of general agreement about how such work should be distributed and set within organisational policy and individual decisions are evidence-based. It is inevitable that with fixed fees and growing costs, the institutional focus shall increase on the need for better strategic workforce planning to determine efficiency and maintain value for money. The recent determination by the OfS (Office for Students) that the TRAC exercise shall not only continue but that its benefits shall be amplified, and its scope widened – and that those institutions who are the most efficient (at least in completing their TRAC returns) have workload planning models – means that we expect to see more institutions considering the benefits of workload planning models, both academic and non-academic. We are happy to discuss the content of this paper further with you and provide support for developing and reviewing workload models. We are happy to discuss the content of this paper further with you and provide support for developing and reviewing workload models. 4. Conclusions Clare McCauley Senior Audit and Assurance Consultant t: 0161 546 3379 / 07796 180 026 e: CMcCauley@uniac.co.uk We can help

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