Budgets & Fiscal Planning Committee
ANNUAL REPORT 2001-2002|
Richard Brumley, Chair
Rebecca Thomas, Student
Kim Calvery to Distance Education Committee.
Walt Loveland to Curriculum Council.
|CATEGORY I PROPOSAL REVIEWS:
Institute of Natural Resources.
College of Health and Human Services
MA in Applied Ethics
BS in Outdoor Recreation, Leadership And Tourism
School of Electrical Engineering And Computer Science
November 20, 2001
November 30, 2001
January 15, 2002
April 29, 2002
May 29, 2002
At its meeting on January 9, 2002 the Committee revised
its standing rules by adding the following sentence to
follow the first sentence in the last paragraph: "Further,
a member of the Budgets and Fiscal Planning Committee,
appointed by its Chair, shall be a liaison member, non-voting,
on the Space Committee."
I met with the Faculty Consultative Committee on June 7,
2002. I represented B & FP at three Executive Committee
meetings: November 28, 2001, April 26, 2002, and May 14,
Concerned about the university making commitments beyond
its budget, the chairs of Curriculum Council and Budgets
and Fiscal Planning drafted and sent to the Executive
Committee a resolution calling for either a significant
increase in funding for instruction and academic support
or a division of existing resources among fewer academic
On September 5, 2001 the President of the Faculty Senate
gave B & FP four charges: 1) Pursue substantive involvement
in campus budgeting decisions toward broader participation in
budget prioritization; 2) Check on process to include library
support for Category I proposals; 3) Pursue inclusion in working
group to create a process to realign base budget for 2002 and
beyond; 4) Study college budgets in Fall of 2001 to determine how
funds are being prioritized.
The second charge was not adequately addressed. The budgeting
process allows for the Library to assess its ability to support
new programs, but there is not a consistent mechanism to ensure
additional funding when the Library's budget is inadequate to
expand the collections in new areas.
The other charges were addressed in fuller measure. B & FP
has long strived for greater faculty involvement in budget
priorities and process. The gravity of the budget situation
this year no doubt provided both a need and opportunity for
increased contribution from the faculty. B & FP was ably
represented in that effort this year. Bruce Sorte and Stella
Coakley both were members of the campus Budget Reconciliation
Committee, which was charged with not only balancing the 01\02
budget but also restructuring the budget to reflect university
priorities and college and department productivity. Bruce and
I met with Mark McCambridge on March 5, 2002 and received his
assurance of and commitment to faculty involvement in campus
budgeting. On March 7, 2002 Bruce and I presented to the
Faculty Senate an analysis of this year's budget problems as
well as an overview of the recent history of B & FP's efforts
to offer greater contribution to campus budgeting.
Significant ground - work has been laid this year for meaningful
faculty involvement in the budget process. It will be important
to maintain our participation.
Chair, Budgets and Fiscal Planning Committee
July 8, 2002