Transparency and Accountability
In order to promote transparency at EKU, the University has established a data portal to allow review of expenditures in the Education and General fund (E&G). This is one subset of the total operating funds. E&G funds record activities of instruction, research, and public service that are derived from and support its primary role and mission. E&G excludes auxiliaries which are defined in this context as entities that furnish goods or services to students, faculty, or staff; that charge a fee directly related to, though not necessarily equal to, the cost of the good or services; and that are managed as self-supporting activities. In this context, Continuing Education is considered an auxiliary and is therefore excluded from E&G. E&G also excludes sponsored programs and grants because of their restricted nature.
The following two sections outline the both the budget and actual expenditure activities that exist within the E&G fund for EKU. Data is provided by either a natural classification or a functional classification. Natural classification is a method of categorizing expenditures by the type of expense rather than the purpose for which the expenditure is incurred. Functional classification is a method of categorizing expenditures based on their purpose rather than the nature of the expenditure.
Education and General Budget Comparison
Education and General Actual Comparison
This following section utilizes personnel data that is submitted to the National Center for Education Statistics’ Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) as part of a human resource survey complied each spring for every institution. The data is comprised of full time faculty and staff using a census date of November 1.
|Breakdown of Full-Time Faculty and Staff by EEO Category|
|EKU Fact Book|