Senate Budget Subcommittee Budgeting Principles for Academic Affairs DRAFT— (May 7, 2012) Concepts Mission Focus on the core mission of the university: educating learned men and women, The university should strive to retain the highquality faculty currently at SSU, and to recruit additional faculty members to fulfill this mission The university should strive to increase the number of international students at SSU. The university should strive to build a student body reflective of the diversity of California. Potential Brings the focus of the benefit/ university back to its core outcome mission: education. Principles: Communication Transparency of budgetary reporting by all divisions. Predictability in communicating budget changes to faculty, staff, and students. Clarity in communicating budgetary changes to faculty, staff, and students. Input of faculty, staff, and students in budgetary changes and impacts. Strategies/Tactics: Fairness Incentivize Innovation Revenue Generation The university should strive Remove barriers to Increase the to have equal levels of collaborative, innovative number of employment across all teaching. international and/or divisions out of state students Encourage program Flow control to ensure Consider on-line innovation; crossmoney generated by FTE and/or hybrid disciplinary or intergrowth or Extended courses departmental Education courses goes to Support members collaboration and joint Academic Affairs. of the university problem-solving Allow Academic Affairs to who wish to seek Reward departments who do significant fundraising. partnerships, use their OE budgets wisely, grants, and/or Allow departments to have and encourage reduction in donations from more control over their own OE expenses. outside sources. budgets, scheduling, and meeting target. Increase the number of The university must certificate continue to compensate for programs and faculty work performed consider ‘summer outside of teaching, only’ programs, advising & research. including graduate programs, taught through Ex Ed. Build faculty, staff, Build faculty, staff, and Encourage a feeling of an All of these ideas and student support / student support / buy-in by ‘opportunity rich’ make money for the buy-in for budget ensuring that ‘the pain’ of the environment, rather than an university. cuts by showing that budget cuts is felt equally ‘opportunity poor’ administration is across divisions. Ensure that environment. Encourage responsive to the the ‘business’ of the university departments to use their OE concerns of (e.g., governance, department budgets frugally, rather than university and program administration) rushing to spend any surplus “stakeholders.” continues. before it is ‘scooped’.