University Budget Office

Report from President Kerwin

The AU Board of Trustees (BOT) recently approved the university budget for fiscal years 2012 and 2013. The budget builds upon progress made in achieving the objectives for the first two years of the university's strategic plan, American University and the Next Decade: Leadership for a Changing World, and aligns resources with a fresh set of objectives that provide the greatest capacity to advance our larger goals in the third and fourth years of strategic plan implementation. Those objectives were contained in President Neil Kerwin's communication to the AU Community on January 21, 2011. All budget proposals were structured in accordance with the strategic plan, and the strategic goals guided the work of the University Budget Committee, the Provost, Vice Presidents and directors. Input and suggestions were solicited from the university community in a variety of ways, including town hall meetings. The outcome of these efforts is a proposal to invest over $60 million on strategic objectives and action steps for two years.

This budget marks significant milestones for the university. The biennial budget now exceeds $1 billion in revenue and expenditures. This reflects a steady growth in the size, complexity, and quality of our institution despite troublesome economic times. The budget also continues our practice of explicit and firm linkage between academic priorities and the beginning of our next ten-year facilities plan with the 2011 Campus Plan.

The financial condition of the university has never been stronger. Our emphasis on effective enrollment management, rigorous internal controls, and the continuation of financial safeguard policies has proven to be critical to the university's positive financial standing. This budget reflects both confidence in our prospects and the intent to make a strong statement about the seriousness of our commitment to the strategic plan. I am confident we will advance this institution to a higher level in coming years through the sound investment of our resources.

Freshmen and transfer enrollments are budgeted at 1,550 and 335, respectively, while continuing to emphasize student quality, diversity, and selectivity. Graduate, Washington Semester, law, and non-degree enrollment categories are budgeted conservatively.

There will be a 3.8 percent increase in undergraduate, graduate, and law tuition rates in each year, which is the lowest rate increase for the past 15 years; a five percent increase for MBA and graduate business in each year; and residence hall rates will increase one percent in FY2012 and two percent in FY2013. AU's tuition and mandatory fees are below the mid-point of our market competitors, based on the latest available data. These increases will not significantly change our position and are necessary to make strategic investments to support the second two-year implementation phase of the strategic plan.

Consistent with the strategic plan, this budget provides for:

  • increased full-time faculty to enhance instructional resources;
  • increased start-up packages to attract high-quality faculty;
  • expanded faculty and student research support;
  • supplemental instructional resources to meet enrollment growth;
  • market-competitive adjunct faculty salary rates;
  • strengthening our undergraduate and graduate programs;
  • improved student services including virtual service delivery;
  • expanded student recruitment and retention efforts;
  • augmented financial aid including athletics scholarships and minority scholarships;
  • increased funding for new academic programs, including a 3-year BA/4-year Master's program and new Ph.D. program in SOC;
  • progress toward the President's Climate Commitment Plan;
  • increased support for fundraising and alumni support;
  • enhanced staffing, training, and career development opportunities;
  • competitive salaries and benefits for faculty and staff;
  • the next phase of marketing initiatives including the branding campaign, digital media, and mobility initiative;
  • development of the new Washington Professional Development Programs;
  • advancements in technology, library, and research infrastructure;
  • increased support for arts facilities;
  • new sources of revenue; and
  • modernization of institutional facilities.

I am grateful to all who participated in this year's budget process, including the University Budget Committee, BOT Finance and Investment Committee, and the university community. I am confident that the budget for fiscal years 2012 and 2013 will enable the university to continue making significant advances toward realizing its strategic goals.

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Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013 Budget Highlights

Tuition and Fees:
All Enrollment Categories: 3.8% increase for FY12 and FY13 except MBA and graduate business programs.
MBA and Graduate Business: 5.0% increase for FY12 and FY13.
Summer Undergraduate: 5.0% increase for FY12 and 3.8% increase for FY13.
Summer Graduate: 5.0% increase for FY12 and 3.8% increase for FY13.
Summer MBA and Graduate Business: 4.0% increase for FY12 and 5.0% increase for FY13.

Residence Halls: Increases of 1.0% for FY12 and 2.0% for FY13. The residence hall association fee will increase to $18 effective fall 2011.

Meal Plan: 2.0% increase each year, and a new 175-block plan to enhance meal plan options.

Parking: Increase of $3 per month each year for monthly rates; the monthly rate for faculty, staff, and students will be $123 effective May 2011 and $126 effective May 2012. Increase of $.50 for the Pay-As-You-Go hourly rate effective May 2011.

New Revenue Initiatives: $500,000 in FY12 and $1.25 million in FY13 from instructional revenue centers (IRCs) and conservative budgeting for graduate programs. An additional $1 million in FY13 will be achieved through the new Washington Professional Development Programs.

Faculty-Staff Salaries and Benefits: $3.9 million for a 3.0% performance-based salary pool and benefits for faculty and staff effective September 2011, and another $4.0 million for a 3.0% pool effective September 2012. No market adjustment pool is set aside for staff salaries as benchmarking analysis indicates average staff salaries are above the market median. However, staff compensation salary bands will be increased by 3.0% in FY2013. The university's contribution to health and dental plan premiums and FASB106 requirements will increase by $1.6 million in FY12 and an additional $722,000 in FY13.

Full-time Faculty: $1.24 million to hire ten new tenure-track faculty each year to meet the planned enrollment increase. $400,000 in FY12 and an additional $400,000 in FY13 to adjust faculty salaries in response to market pressures, special opportunities, and retention efforts. $425,000 in FY12 to expand the compensation schedule for new tenure-track and term faculty during the first year. $1.1 million each year to make faculty recruiting packages more competitive and to continue faculty travel awards. In addition, $5.0 million over two years to increase term faculty and convert adjunct faculty to term faculty.

Adjunct Faculty: Increased $1.25 million over two years to make adjunct faculty salary rates more competitive.

New Staff: $5.3 million over two years for salaries and benefits for 62 new full-time staff positions in academic and administrative units.

Financial Aid: Increased $15.5 million over two years to match projected enrollment increases and index to the tuition increase at a 29% tuition discount ratio for undergraduate and graduate students; to make need-based financial aid awards to support diversity initiatives including Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholarships; to increase funding for existing Ph.D. programs; to award two additional Athletics scholarships over two years to increase competitiveness among Patriot League schools; and to support students from North American Tribal Colleges who participate in the WINS program.

Supplies and Expenses: Additional funding for a wide range of initiatives to fund new academic programs including the 3-year BA/4-year Master's program; increase base operating budgets for teaching units and academic affairs; increase funding for programmatic expenses in Washington Professional Development Programs, AU Abroad, and online learning programs; support Katzen Arts Center and Greenberg Theatre operations; incorporate off-campus rental properties into the operating budget; and fund various diversity initiatives.

New Housing Facilities: $2.1 million over two years to fund operating expense for Roper Hall, Clark Hall, and Berkshire Apartments.

Marketing Initiatives: $1.6 million over two years to enhance the branding campaign, marketing, and digital media. An additional $1 million to expand efforts in undergraduate recruitment and admissions including the new AU Welcome Center, and $800,000 to maintain graduate marketing supplements for CAS, SIS, SOC, and SPA over two years.

Development: Increased $485,000 over two years to support alumni relations and regional advancements.

Student Services: Increased $200,000 over two years to augment AU Central and virtual student services projects, and other Campus Life initiatives.

Athletics: Increased $127,000 over two years to be competitive among Patriot League schools.

Technology Capital Funding: $2.9 million in FY12 and $3.5 million in FY13 to support the university's multi-year technology plan including campus-wide enterprise projects to achieve greater operating efficiency; mobility initiatives; high-performance and virtual computing to enhance faculty research; a new portal infrastructure; and technology capital life cycle renewal.

Library Acquisitions: Increased $520,000 in FY12 and an additional $460,000 in FY13 to keep up with cost increases for the current collection and electronic databases, and to increase collections to support new academic programs.

Capital Renewal and Deferred Maintenance (CRDM) Fund: Increased $500,000 in FY12 and an additional $500,000 in FY13, which includes residence halls and continuation of the preventive maintenance program.

Facilities Modernization Fund: Increased $1 million in FY12 and an additional $500,000 in FY13.

Debt Service: Increased $3 million in FY12 to provide partial funding for a capital financing strategy to build new facilities.

Transfer to Quasi-Endowment Funds: Equals 2% of the total budget for FY12 and 1.5% of the total budget for FY13.

Enrollment Contingency Fund: Equals $3.1 million in FY12. No enrollment contingency budget is required in FY13 as the reserve balance will meet the target of 5% of tuition revenue.

Transfer to Fund Strategic Plan Initiatives: $7.8 million in FY12 and $3.5 million in FY13 from the internally designated Strategic Plan Initiative accounts.

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American University FY2012 Revenue and Expenditure Budget


American University FY2012 Revenue and Expenditure Budget

REVENUE ($000's)

FY2011
Budget

Budget
Changes

FY2012
Budget

%
Change

Student Tuition and Fees

New Revenue Initiatives

Residence Halls

Auxiliary Enterprises

Investment Income

Unrestricted Gifts

Indirect Cost Recovery

Endowment Income

WAMU-FM Revenue

$390,960

0

34,272

28,418

4,000

750

2,200

3,200

15,400

$50,371

500

3500

9,279

500

0

(200)

0

5,600

$441,331

500

37,772

37,697

4,500

750

2,000

3,200

21,000

12.9%

n/a

10.2%

32.7%

12.5%

0.0%

(9.1%)

0.0%

36.4%

Total Revenue

 

$479,200

 

$69,550

 

$548,750

 

14.5%

 


EXPENDITURE ($000's)

FY2011
Budget

Budget
Changes

FY2012
Budget

%
Change

Faculty and Staff Salaries

Adjunct Faculty Salaries

Parttime Staff

Employee Benefits

Transfer to Fund Sept. 2011 Salary Increase

Transfer to Pre-Fund Sept. 2012 Salary Increase

$162,204

6,474

15,906

42,565

(3,800)

3,900

$9,973

463

768

4,446

(100)

100

$172,178

6,937

16,674

47,010

(3,900)

4,000

6.1%

7.2%

4.8%

10.4%

2.6%

2.6%

Salaries and Benefits

Financial Aid

Supplies and Expenses, etc.

Instructional Revenue Centers (Institutes)

Library Acquisitions

Utilities

Technology Capital Funding

Deferred Maintenance Fund (including residence halls)

Furnishings and Equipment Fund

Facilities Modernization Fund

Debt Service

WCL Additional Expenditures

KSB Additional Expenditures

WAMU Additional Expenditures

Transfer to Quasi-Endowment Funds

Enrollment Contingency Fund

Transfer to Fund Strategic Plan Initiatives

$227,250

91,008

92,048

7,579

5,438

9,512

5,650

10,901

1,900

3,100

17,294

0

0

0

9,600

900

(2,980)

$15,650

10,302

19,572

3,060

520

0

2,925

500

0

1,000

3,000

8,370

1,856

4,321

1,110

2,207

(4,842)

$242,900

101,310

111,619

10,639

5,958

9,512

8,575

11,401

1,900

4,100

20,294

8,370

1,856

4,321

10,710

3,107

(7,822)

6.9%

11.3%

21.3%

40.4%

9.6%

0.0%

51.8%

4.6%

0.0%

32.3%

17.3%

n/a

n/a

n/a

11.6%

245.2%

162.5%

Total Expenditures

 

$479,200

$69,550

$548,750

14.5%


Net Surplus/(Deficit)

 

$0

$0

$0


 

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American University FY2013 Revenue and Expenditure Budget


American University FY2013 Revenue and Expenditure Budget

REVENUE ($000's)

FY2012
Budget

Budget
Changes

FY2013
Budget

%
Change

Student Tuition and Fees

New Revenue Initiatives

Residence Halls

Auxiliary Enterprises

Investment Income

Unrestricted Gifts

Indirect Cost Recovery

Endowment Income

WAMU-FM Revenue

$441,331

500
37,772

37,697

4,500

750

2,000

3,200

21,000

$18,631

1,750

1,183

436

500

0

0

0

1,500
$459,962

2,250

38,955

38,133

5,000

750

2,000

3,200

22,500
4.2%

350.0%

3.1%

1.2%

11.1%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

7.1%

Total Revenue

 

$548,750

 

$24,000

 

$572,750

 

4.4%

 


EXPENDITURE ($000's)

FY2012
Budget

Budget
Changes

FY2013
Budget

%
Change

Faculty and Staff Salaries

Adjunct Faculty Salaries

Parttime Staff

Employee Benefits

Transfer to Fund Sept. 2012 Salary Increase

Transfer to Pre-Fund Sept. 2013 Salary Increase

$172,178

6,937

16,674

47,010

(3,900)

4,000

$7,053

695

133

2,752

(100)

200

$179,230

7,632

16,807

49,762

(4,000)

4,200

4.1%

10.0%

0.8%

5.9%

2.6%

5.0%

Salaries and Benefits

Financial Aid

Supplies and Expenses, etc.

Instructional Revenue Center (Institute)

Library Acquisitions

Utilities

Technology Capital Funding

Deferred Maintenance Fund (including residence halls)

Furnishings and Equipment Fund

Facilities Modernization Fund

Debt Service

WCL Additional Expenditures

KSB Additional Expenditures

WAMU Additional Expenditures

Transfer to Quasi-Endowment Funds

Enrollment Contingency Fund

Transfer to Fund Strategic Plan Initiatives
$242,900

101,310

111,619

10,639

5,958

9,512

8,575

11,401

1,900

4,100

20,294

8,370

1,856

4,321

10,710

3,107

(7,822)
$10,732

4,981

1,029

(833)

460

0

672

500

0

500

0

4,251

1,385

1,388

(2,262)

(3,107)

4,303
$253,632

106,291

112,648

9,806

6,418

9,512

9,247

11,901

1,900

4,600

20,294

12,621

3,241

5,709

8,448

0

(3,519)
4.4%

4.9%

0.9%

(7.8%)

7.7%

0.0%

7.8%

4.4%

0.0%

12.2%

0.0%

50.8%

74.6%

32.1%

(21.1%)

(100.0%)

(55.0%)

Total Expenditures

 

$548,750

$24,000

$572,750

4.4%


Net Surplus/(Deficit)

 

$0

$0

$0


 

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FY2012 Revenue and Expenditure Budget

FY2012 Revenue Expenditure Budget

FY2013 Revenue and Expenditure Budget

FY2013 Revenue and Expenditure Budget

American University FY2012 Expenditure Budget by Division

(Units include Fringe Benefits)


($000's omitted)

Operating
Accounts

Institutional
Accounts

Total FY2012
Budget

% of
University
Total

President

University Communications and Marketing

General Counsel

Athletics/Recreation Sports & Fitness

WAMU-FM

Provost
Provost's Office Central Accounts
Academic Initiatives - for distribution to colleges/schools
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
Kogod School of Business (KSB) - RCM
School of International Service (SIS)
School of Communication (SOC)
School of Public Affairs (SPA)
Washington Professional Development Program
AU Abroad/Abroad at AU
Instructional Revenue Centers (IRCs) - for distribution
Washington College of Law (WCL) - RCM
Senior Vice Provost & Dean of Academic Affairs
Vice Provost - Graduate Studies & Research
Vice Provost - Undergraduate Studies
Office of Enrollment/Admissions
Undergraduate Financial Aid
Library
Registrar

$2,751

$4,578

$1,286

$7,659

$19,721


$7,296
6,434
40,949
18,910
11,826
8,583
13,139
6,047
10,977
10,639
57,462
2,587
1,863
4,256
7,735
0
10,590
2,126

$0

$0

$740

$4,567

$0


$0
0
613
400
22
0
11
2,079
114
0
5,353
122
16,212
0
0
70,305
1,012
126

$2,751

$4,578

$2,026

$12,227

$19,721


$7,296
6,434
41,562
19,310
11,848
8,583
13,150
8,126
11,091
10,639
62,814
2,709
18,075
4,256
7,735
70,305
11,603
2,251

0.5%

0.8%

0.4%

2.2%

3.6%

Total

 

$221,418

 

$96,370

 

$317,788

 

57.9%

 


Vice President of Finance and Treasurer
Vice President's Central Accounts
Risk Management & Environmental Health & Safety
Public Safety & Parking
Information Technology
Financial Management
---Debt Service
Facilities Management
---Utilities
---Capital Renewal and Deferred Maintenance (CRDM)
Auxiliary Services & Enterprises
Human Resources/CDC/Benefits
Fringe Benefit Offset


$5,618
0
4,449
16,160
4,588
0
18,847
0
0
18,399
4,110
0


$292
971
0
0
1,466
19,111
5,459
9,512
10,001
12,919
47,010
(47,010)


$5,910
971
4,449
16,160
6,053
19,111
24,306
9,512
10,001
31,318
51,120
(47,010)

 

Total

 

$72,170

 

$59,732

 

$131,902

 

24.0%

 

Vice President of Campus Life
Campus Life Operations
Housing & Dining Programs
Residence Hall CRDM


$13,739
5,600
0


$891
0
1,400


$14,630
5,600
1,400

 

Total

 

$19,339

 

$2,291

 

$21,630

 

3.9%

 

Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations

$7,539

$0

$7,539

1.4%


Central Reserves
New Faculty and Staff Position Pool - for distribution
Faculty and Staff Merit Increase - for distribution
Furnishings & Equipment Fund
Facilities Modernization Fund
Technology/Capital Funding
Transfer to Quasi-Endowment Funds
Enrollment Contingency Fund
Transfer to Fund Strategic Initiatives
Other Central Reserves/Transfer


$2,662
3,900
0
0
8,575
0
0
0
0


$0
0
1,900
4,100
0
10,710
3,107
(7,822)
1,457


$2,662
3,900
1,900
4,100
8,575
10,710
3,107
(7,822)
1,457


 

Total

 

$15,137

 

$13,452

 

$28,589

 

5.3%

 


Total Expenditures

 

$371,599

 

$177,151

 

$548,750

 

100.0%

 

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American University FY2013 Expenditure Budget by Division

(Units include Fringe Benefits)

($000's omitted)

Operating
Accounts

Institutional
Accounts

Total FY2013
Budget

% of
University
Total

President

University Communications and Marketing

General Counsel

Athletics/Recreation Sports & Fitness

WAMU-FM

Provost
Provost's Office Central Accounts
Academic Initiatives - for distribution to colleges/schools
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
Kogod School of Business (KSB) - RCM
School of International Service (SIS)
School of Communication (SOC)
School of Public Affairs (SPA)
Washington Professional Development Program
AU Abroad/Abroad at AU
Instructional Revenue Centers (IRCs) - for distribution
Washington College of Law (WCL) - RCM
Senior Vice Provost & Dean of Academic Affairs
Vice Provost - Graduate Studies & Research
Vice Provost - Undergraduate Studies
Office of Enrollment/Admissions
Undergraduate Financial Aid
Library
Registrar

$2,753

$4,609

$1,286

$7,642

$21,109

---
$7,296
8,314
41,266
20,295
11,832
8,583
13,139
6,047
10,914
9,806
61,713
2,587
1,863
4,286
7,735
0
11,082
2,106

$0

$0

$740

$4,618

$0

---
$0
0
613
400
22
0
11
2,079
114
0
5,353
122
17,002
0
0
74,446
1,017
126

$2,753

$4,609

$2,026

$12,261

$21,109

---
$7,296
8,314
41,879
20,695
11,854
8,583
13,150
8,126
11,028
9,806
67,065
2,709
18,865
4,286
7,735
74,446
12,100
2,231

0.5%

0.8%

0.4%

2.1%

3.7%

Total

 

$228,864

 

$101,305

 

$330,169

 

57.6%

 


Vice President of Finance and Treasurer
Vice President's Central Accounts
Risk Management & Environmental Health & Safety
Public Safety & Parking
Information Technology
Financial Management
---Debt Service
Facilities Management
---Utilities
---Capital Renewal and Deferred Maintenance (CRDM)
Auxiliary Services & Enterprises
Human Resources/CDC/Benefits
Fringe Benefit Offset


$5,768
0
4,449
16,811
4,588
0
19,032
0
0
18,399
4,140
0


$292
971
0
0
1,466
19,111
5,459
9,512
10,501
13,286
49,670
(49,670)


$6,060
971
4,449
16,811
6,053
19,111
24,491
9,512
10,501
31,685
53,810
(49,670)

 

Total

 

$73,186

 

$60,599

 

$133,785

 

23.4%

 

Vice President of Campus Life
Campus Life Operations
Housing & Dining Programs
Residence Hall CRDM


$13,739
5,752
0


$891
0
1,400


$14,630
5,752
1,400

 

Total

 

$19,491

 

$2,291

 

$21,782

 

3.8%

 

Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations

$7,595

$0

$7,595

1.3%


Central Reserves
New Faculty and Staff Position Pool - for distribution
Faculty and Staff Merit Increase - for distribution
Furnishings & Equipment Fund
Facilities Modernization Fund
Technology/Capital Funding
Transfer to Quasi-Endowment Funds
Enrollment Contingency Fund
Transfer to Fund Strategic Initiatives
Other Central Reserves/Transfer


$4,490
4,000
0
0
9,247
0
0
0
0


$0
0
1,900
4,600
0
8,448
0
(3,519)
7,496


$4,490
4,000
1,900
4,600
9,247
8,448
0
(3,519)
7,496


 

Total

 

$17,737

 

$18,925

 

$36,662

 

6.4%

 


Total Expenditures

 

$384,272

 

$188,478

 

$572,750

 

100.0%

 

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Highlights of FY2010–2011 Funding for Strategic Plan Goals


Highlights of FY2010-2011 Funding for Strategic Plan Goals

($000's omitted)

Budget Allocations

STRATEGIC GOALS

FY2010

FY2011

SP1

Epitomize the Scholar-Teacher Ideal

Increase full-time faculty; make recruiting packages more competitive; increase faculty support

Close gap with AAUP 1 for Assistant Professor rank

Hire temporary faculty to meet enrollment increases

Adjust compensation rates for adjunct faculty to market

 


$2,450

100

1,000

378

 


$3,086

200

1,000

756

    $3,928 $5,042

SP2

Provide an Unsurpassed Undergraduate Experience

Increase funding for Athletics scholarships, staffing, marketing, intramurals and club sports

Implement integrated student services (One-Stop Center)

Increase student support including a new Women's Center

Provide resources to strengthen liberal arts/sciences, academic program development, and student research support

Enhance undergraduate marketing and recruitment including a new AU Welcome Center

 


$436

618

57


597


1,505

 


$525

612

124


611


1,505

    $3,213 $3,377

SP3

Demonstrate Distinction in Graduate, Professional, and Legal Studies

Increase funding level and duration of Ph.D. awards for existing and expanded programs

Support dissertation program, online curriculum design for faculty, and graduate marketing

Create dedicated graduate study lounge in a bridge space between SIS and Library

 


$375


213


325

 


$875


363


325

    $913 $1,563

SP4

Engage in Great Ideas and Issues through Research, Centers, and Institutes

Establish new research centers and improve research infrastructure

 

$470

 

$640

SP5

Reflect and Value Diversity

Increase funding for STEP and alternative break trips

Increase support for Frederick Douglass Scholarship program, WINS, and faculty diversity initiatives

(Reallocation of financial aid to meet higher percentage of need - $3.9M)

 

$62


220

0

 

$62


600

0

    $282 $662

SP6

Bring the World to AU and AU to the World

existing budget

SP7

Act on Values through Social Responsibility and Service

Provide support for the D.C. Reads Program

Make progress toward the President's Climate Commitment Plan

 

$15

520

 

$15

520

    $535 $535

SP8

Engage Alumni in the Life of the University, On- and Off-Campus

Increase funding for Development to support alumni relations and regional advancements

 


$545

 


$1,060

SP9

Encourage Innovation and High Performance

Enhance staff training and career development program

Enhance General Counsel operations for compliance and to support external legal fees

Provide increased support for student activities, housing/dining programs, and web

Make a safer campus by increasing Public Safety officers

Increase base budgets for academic schools/colleges

 

$250


215


59

272

1,000

 

$250


340


100

272

1,000

    $1,796 $1,962

SP10

Win Recognition and Distinction

Enhance branding campaign; marketing; digital media; website phase II

Cultivate partnerships to increase institutional visibility

 

$1,328

150

 

$908

180

    $1,478 $1,088

ENABLING GOALS

   

EG1

Diversify Revenue Sources

Enhance university asset management

Increase support for fundraising efforts in Development

Provide seed money for expansion of Washington Semester affiliated programs

 

$192

205

290

 

$192

440

290

    $687 $922

EG2

Employ Technology to Empower Excellence

Implement IT Enterprise system enhancements

Implement business continuity plan

Renew technology life cycle capital programs

 

$1,212

0

553

 

$1,003

270

945

    $1,765 $2,218

EG3

Improve the University Library and Research Infrastructure

Increase post-award faculty research and grant management

Increase funding for library collection and electronic databases

 

$80

350

 

$327

700

    $430 $1,027

EG4

Forge Partnerships by Leveraging our Capital Location

$20 $20

EG5

Continue as a Model for Civil Discourse

$10 $0

EG6

Align Facilities Planning with Strategic Goals

Address facilities modernization, furnishings, and CRDM

Operations and maintenance for the new SIS building

Consulting for Master Plan

 

$275

0

500

 

$2,275

1,300

500

    $775 $4,075
 

TOTAL FUNDING

$16,847 $24,191
       
Expenditures for long-standing polices that support multiple goals of the strategic plan:    
 

Implement performance-based salary increase for faculty and staff

Provide market-competitive health and benefit packages

Increase financial aid to match tuition and enrollment changes

$3700

600

4,704

$9,350

1,125

8,118

    $9,004 $18,593

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Highlights of FY2012–2013 Funding for Strategic Plan Goals


Highlights of FY2012-2013 Funding for Strategic Plan Goals

($000's omitted)

Budget Allocations

STRATEGIC GOALS

FY2012

FY2013

SP1

Epitomize the Scholar-Teacher Ideal

Increase fulltime faculty to respond to enrollment growth and market

Make recruiting packages more competitive; continue faculty travel support

Increase term faculty to meet enrollment increase

Expand compensation schedule for new tenure-track and term faculty during the first year

Adjust compensation rates for adjunct faculty to market

 

$1,181

1,130

2,922


425

500

 

$2,037

1,130

3,092


425

1,250

    $6,158 $7,934

SP2

Provide an Unsurpassed Undergraduate Experience

Increase funding for Athletic scholarships, staffing, intramurals and club sports

Increase student services staffing including Student Health Center, housing, and academic support services

Enhance virtual student services

Expand University College programming and support

Provide resources to strengthen academic programs and advising including General Education, academic counseling, and career counseling

Launch a new 3-year BA/4-year Master's program

Enhance program review and development efforts

Expand efforts in undergraduate recruitment and retention

Increase funding for new AU Welcome Center

 

$450


752

815

94


526

115

100

981

200

 

$484


871

1,244

124


843

231

50

1,261

200

    $4,031 $5,307

SP3

Demonstrate Distinction in Graduate, Professional, and Legal Studies

Increase funding level of Ph.D. awards for existing programs

Launch new Ph.D. program in SOC

Increase graduate marketing efforts

 

$530

50

551

 

$780

50

601

    $1,131 $1,431

SP4

Engage in Great Ideas and Issues through Research, Centers, and Institutes

Increase support for faculty research computing

Continue support for new research centers including the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies

 

$351


458

 

$566


458

    $809 $1,024

SP5

Reflect and Value Diversity

Increase funding to address diversity initiatives and create new Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Increase support for Frederick Douglass Program and WINS scholarships

Reallocation of financial aid to increase Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholarships

 


$80

127


500

 


$96

127


750

    $707 $973

SP6

Bring the World to AU and AU to the World

Increase funding for AU Abroad and Abroad @ AU programs for program delivery

 

$1078

 

$1015

SP7

Act on Values through Social Responsibility and Service

Make progress toward the President's Climate Plan commitment

 

$365

 

$365

SP8

Engage Alumni in the Life of the University, On and Off Campus

Increase funding for Development to support alumni relations and regional advancements

 


$685

 


$742

SP9

Encourage Innovation and High Performance

Enhance staffing level, training, and career development program

Increase funding for benefits and compensation analysis

Enhance educational technology through innovation

Increase funding support for student activities, housing/dining programs, and web communication

Increase base budgets for academic schools/colleges/academic affairs

Enhance student learning assessment as part of Middle States accreditation

 

$859

405

374


163

1,196

82

 

$1,138

405

394


163

1,446

82

    $3,079 $3,628

SP10

Win Recognition and Distinction

Enhance branding campaign; marketing; digital media; mobility initiative

 

$1,057

 

$937

ENABLING GOALS

   

EG1

Diversify Revenue Sources

Provide seed money for Washington Professional Development Programs

 

$350

 

$350

EG2

Employ Technology to Empower Excellence

Implement IT Enterprise system enhancements

Renew technology life cycle capital programs

 

$1,294

750

 

$1,632

870

    $2,044 $2,502

EG3

Improve the University Library and Research Infrastructure

Increase post-award faculty research and grant management

Increase funding for library collection and electronic databases

 

$115

608

 

$165

700

    $430 $1,105

EG4

Forge Partnerships by Leveraging our Capital Location

Increase operating support for Katzen Museum and Greenberg Theatre

 

$464

 

$464

EG5

Continue as a Model for Civil Discourse

Continue support for annual faculty retreat

 

Existing Budget

EG6

Align Facilities Planning with Strategic Goals

Continue Campus Plan project

Provide funding mechanism for new facility projects

Modernize institutional facilities

 

$500

3,000

1,500

 

$550

3,000

2,500

    $5,000 $6,050
 

TOTAL FUNDING

$27,680 $33,992
       
Expenditures for long-standing polices that support multiple goals of the strategic plan:    
 

Increase financial aid to match tuition and enrollment changes

Implement performance-based salary increase for faculty and staff

Provide market-competitive health and benefit packages for faculty and staff

$9,169

3,900

1,616

$13,489

9,850

2,338

    $14,685 $25,677

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Tuition and Housing Rates


Tuition and Housing Rates

Tuition Rates - Fall and Spring Semesters

Fall and Spring Semesters FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 FY11-12
Change
FY12-13
Change

Full-time Undergraduate (semester)

Part-time Undergraduate (credit hour)

Graduate (credit hour)

Graduate Full-time MBA Program (semester)

Graduate Part-time MBA Program (credit hour)

Washington College of Law (semester)

Washington College of Law (credit hour)

Nondegree Undergraduate (credit hour)

Nondegree Graduate (credit hour)

Part-time Off-campus (credit hour)

$18,090

1,205

1,299

14,972

1,144

21,307

1,578

1,205

1,299

1,093

$18,777

1,251

1,348

15,721

1,201

22,117

1,638

1,251

1,348

1,135

$19,491

1,299

1,399

16,507

1,261

22,957

1,700

1,299

1,399

1,178

3.8%

3.8%

3.8%

5.0%

5.0%

3.8%

3.8%

3.8%

3.8%

3.8%

3.8%

3.8%

3.8%

5.0%

5.0%

3.8%

3.8%

3.8%

3.8%

3.8%

 

Tuition Rates - Summer Semesters

Summer 2010 2011 2012 2010-11
Change
2011-12
Change

Undergraduate (credit hour)

Graduate (credit hour)

MBA Program (credit hour)

Washington College of Law (credit hour)

Nondegree Undergraduate (credit hour)

Nondegree Graduate (credit hour)

Off-campus (credit hour)

$1,022

1,167

1,100

1,503

1,022

1,167

1,041

$1,073

1,225

1,144

1,578

1,073

1,225

1,093

$1,114

1,272

1,201

1,638

1,114

1,272

1,135

5.0%

5.0%

4.0%

5.0%

5.0%

5.0%

5.0%

3.8%

3.8%

5.0%

3.8%

3.8%

3.8%

3.8%

 

Student Housing

  FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 FY11-12
Change
FY12-13
Change

Single Occupancy (semester)

Nebraska Hall Single Occupancy (semester)*

Double Occupancy (semester)

Triple Occupancy (semester)

Centennial Hall Single Occupancy (semester)

Centennial Hall Double Occupancy (semester)*

$5,656

5,656

4,509

3,295

6,605

4,509

$5,713

5,826

4,554

3,328

6,671

4,644

$5,827

6,059

4,645

3,395

6,804

4,830

1.0%

3.0%

1.0%

1.0%

1.0%

3.0%

2.0%

4.0%

2.0%

2.0%

2.0%

4.0%

* 3.0% increase in FY12 and 4.0% increase in FY13 to reflect various unit types.
Residence hall assocation fee will increase from $14 to $18 per semester effective fall 2011 (FY2012).
Meal plan rates will increase by 2% each year.

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Fall Full-Time Equivalent Enrollment


Fall Full-Time Equivalent Enrollment

Fall
Semester

Under-
graduates

% Change
Since
1990

Wash. Semester
& Non-AU
Study Abroad

Graduates

Non-
Degree

Sub-Total

% Change
Since
1990

Law

Law
as % of
Total

 

TOTAL

% Change
Since
1990

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005*

2006*

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011 Budget

2012 Budget

5,361

4,930

4,692

4,623

4,460

4,700

4,797

4,797

4,919

4,912

5,161

5,343

5,500

5,493

5,583

5,619

5,757

5,721

5,931

6,346

6,577

6,594

6,614

 

(8.0%)

(12.5%)

(13.8%)

(16.8%)

(12.3%)

(10.5%)

(10.5%)

(8.2%)

(8.4%)

(3.7%)

(0.3%)

2.6%

2.5%

4.1%

4.8%

7.4%

6.7%

10.6%

18.4%

22.7%

23.0%

23.4%

506

461

564

464

426

330

457

382

334

318

472

438

393

457

484

421

382

296

316

234

279

279

279

2,028

2,200

2,435

2,590

2,496

2,469

2,392

2,285

2,176

2,198

2,166

2,134

2,312

2,421

2,393

2,301

2,202

2,293

2,333

2,583

2,697

2,697

2,697

688

655

652

592

542

504

425

450

416

375

366

355

249

181

232

263

245

357

404

363

339

339

339

8,583

8,246

8,343

8,269

7,924

8,003

8,071

7,914

7,845

7,803

8,165

8,270

8,454

8,552

8,692

8,604

8,586

8,667

8,984

9,526

9,892

9,909

9,929

 

(3.9%)

(2.8%)

(3.7%)

(7.7%)

(6.8%)

(6.0%)

(7.8%)

(8.6%)

(9.1%)

(4.9%)

(3.6%)

(1.5%)

(0.4%)

1.3%

0.2%

0.0%

1.0%

4.7%

11.0%

15.3%

15.5%

15.7%

1,077

1,068

1,067

1,163

1,184

1,137

1,182

1,229

1,245

1,336

1,317

1,354

1,458

1,415

1,527

1,498

1,529

1,528

1,519

1,609

1,644

1,532

1,582

11.1%

11.5%

11.3%

12.3%

13.0%

12.4%

12.8%

13.4%

13.7%

14.6%

13.9%

14.1%

14.7%

14.2%

14.9%

14.8%

15.1%

15.0%

14.5%

14.4%

14.3%

13.4%

13.7%

9,660

9,314

9,410

9,432

9,108

9,140

9,253

9,143

9,090

9,139

9,482

9,624

9,912

9,967

10,219

10,102

10,115

10,195

10,503

11,135

11,536

11,442

11,512

 

(3.6%)

(2.6%)

(2.4%)

(5.7%)

(5.4%)

(4.2%)

(5.4%)

(5.9%)

(5.4%)

(1.8%)

(0.4%)

2.6%

3.2%

5.8%

4.6%

4.7%

5.5%

8.7%

15.3%

19.4%

18.4%

19.2%

Source: Office of Institutional Research. Data as of the 5th week.
* Katrina students are not included in enrollment data.

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Market Comparison Undergraduate Tuition and Mandatory Fee Increases


Market Comparison Undergraduate Tuition and Mandatory Fee Increases

 

American
University

All 3-Tiers
Average*

Private
Institutions

AY95-96 to AY96-97

AY96-97 to AY97-98

AY97-98 to AY98-99

AY98-99 to AY99-00

AY99-00 to AY00-01

AY00-01 to AY01-02

AY01-02 to AY02-03

AY02-03 to AY03-04

AY03-04 to AY04-05

AY04-05 to AY05-06

AY05-06 to AY06-07

AY06-07 to AY07-08

AY07-08 to AY08-09

AY 08-09 to AY09-10

AY 09-10 to AY10-11

3.7%

4.6%

4.7%

4.8%

5.0%

5.1%

4.3%

5.9%

5.9%

6.5%

5.9%

5.9%

5.9%

5.1%

4.9%

5.0%

4.7%

5.6%

4.8%

4.5%

5.2%

6.3%

7.3%

6.4%

6.3%

6.0%

5.6%

5.5%

4.8%

4.5%

5.0%

5.0%

5.0%

4.7%

5.2%

5.5%

5.8%

6.0%

6.0%

5.9%

5.9%

6.3%

5.9%

4.4%

4.5%

AVERAGE

5.2%

5.5%

5.4%

* 80 Institutions (private and public) identified by Enrollment Services.
** Annually reported by the College Board.

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Faculty and Staff Merit Increase and Market Adjustments


Faculty and Staff Merit Increase and Market Adjustments

 

Merit %

Staff Market

Faculty Market

FY1997

FY1998

FY1999

FY2000

FY2001

FY2002

FY2003

FY2004

FY2005

FY2006

FY2007

FY2008

FY2009

FY2010

FY2011

FY2012

FY2013

3.00%

3.00%

2.50%

2.50%

4.00%

4.00%

4.00%

4.00%

4.00%

3.75%

3.50%

3.70%

3.70%

3.00%

3.00%

3.00%

3.00%

$600,000

1,200,000

1,400,000

1,400,000

1,400,000

1,700,000

0

0

0

150,000

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

$300,000

265,000

225,000

350,000

800,000

943,000

0

0

0

100,000

0

110,000

120,000

100,000

100,000

400,000

400,000

Total

 

$7,850,000

$4,213,000

Note: The staff salary compensation bands will increase by 3% in FY2013.

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American University Market Comparison Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition and Mandatory Fees


American University Market Comparison Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition and Mandatory Fees





Increase FY10 to FY11

 

School

FY2010

FY2011

$

Percent







1

Vassar College

$41,930

$43,190

$1,260

3.0%

2

George Washington University

$41,655

$42,905

$1,250

3.0%

3

Wesleyan University

$40,392

$42,384

$1,992

4.9%

4

Carnegie Mellon University

$40,728

$41,940

$1,212

3.0%

5

Tulane University

$40,584

$41,884

$1,300

3.2%

6

Colgate University

$40,970

$41,870

$900

2.2%

7

Columbia University

$39,910

$41,822

$1,912

4.8%

8

University of Richmond

$40,010

$41,610

$1,600

4.0%

9

Tufts University

$40,342

$41,598

$1,256

3.1%

10

Oberlin College

$40,004

$41,577

$1,573

3.9%

11

Dickinson College

$40,139

$41,545

$1,406

3.5%

12

Skidmore College

$40,420

$41,184

$764

1.9%

13

Johns Hopkins University

$39,650

$41,180

$1,530

3.9%

14

University of Southern California

$39,274

$41,172

$1,898

4.8%

15

University of Chicago

$39,381

$41,091

$1,710

4.3%

16

Amherst College

$38,928

$40,860

$1,932

5.0%

17

Brown University

$38,848

$40,820

$1,972

5.1%

18

Dartmouth College

$38,789

$40,607

$1,818

4.7%

19

Barnard College

$38,650

$40,546

$1,896

4.9%

20

Boston College

$39,130

$40,542

$1,412

3.6%

21

University of Pennsylvania

$38,970

$40,514

$1,544

4.0%

22

Washington and Lee University

$38,877

$40,387

$1,510

3.9%

23

Washington University in St. Louis

$38,728

$40,374

$1,646

4.3%

24

Brandeis University

$38,762

$40,274

$1,512

3.9%

25

Duke University

38,741

$40,243

$1,502

3.9%

26

Northwestern University

$38,461

$40,223

$1,762

4.6%

27

Georgetown University

$39,036

$40,203

$1,167

3.0%

28

New York University

$38,765

$40,082

$1,317

3.4%

29

Macalester College

$38,174

$40,046

$1,872

4.9%

30

Vanderbilt University

$38,578

$39,932

$1,354

3.5%

31

Villanova University

$38,820

$39,930

$1,110

2.9%

32

Boston University

$38,440

$39,864

$1,424

3.7%

33

Lehigh University

$38,630

$39,780

$1,150

3.0%

34

Cornell University

$37,954

$39,666

$1,712

4.5%

35

Swarthmore College

$37,860

$39,600

$1,740

4.6%

36

Loyola College

$37,610

$39,350

$1,740

4.6%

37

Emory University

$38,036

$39,158

$1,122

2.9%

38

Stanford University

$37,380

$38,700

$1,320

3.5%

39

Fordham University

$36,882

$38,602

$1,720

4.7%

4

Harvard University

$36,828

$38,416

$1,588

4.3%

41

Yale University

$36,500

$38,300

$1,800

4.9%

42

University of Miami

$36,188

$37,836

$1,648

4.6%

43

Northeastern University

$35,362

$36,792

$1,430

4.0%

44

American University

$34,973

$36,697

$1,724

4.9%

45

Princeton University

$35,340

$36,640

$1,300

3.7%

46

Lewis and Clark College

$35,233

$36,632

$1,399

4.0%

47

Clark University

$35,220

$36,420

$1,200

3.4%

48

Syracuse University

$34,926

$36,302

$1,376

3.9%

49

University of Michigan*

$35,126

$36,001

$875

2.5%

50

University of California - Berkeley*

$30,346

$35,341

$4,995

16.5%

51

University of California - Davis*

$32,033

$34,863

$2,830

8.8%

52

University of California - Santa Barbara*

$31,746

$34,591

$2,845

9.0%

53

Catholic University of America

$32,315

$34,205

$1,890

5.8%

54

University of California - Los Angeles*

$31,820

$33,660

$1,840

5.8%

55

Ithaca College

$32,060

$33,630

$1,570

4.9%

56

University of California - San Diego*

$31,467

$33,351

$1,884

6.0%

57

College of William and Mary*

$30,592

$33,212

$2,620

8.6%

58

Drexel University

$31,835

$33,005

$1,170

3.7%

59

University of Virginia*

$31,230

$32,902

$1,672

5.4%

60

University of Vermont*

$31,410

$32,630

$1,220

3.9%

61

Hofstra University

$30,130

$31,800

$1,670

5.5%

62

Emerson College

$29,928

$31,272

$1,344

4.5%

63

Indiana University - Bloomington*

$26,160

$27,689

$1,529

5.8%

64

University of Illinois*

$26,670

$27,238

$568

2.1%

65

Pennsylvania State University*

$25,946

$27,114

$1,168

4.5%

66

University of Connecticut*

$25,486

$26,880

$1,394

5.5%

67

Elon University

$25,489

$26,827

$1,338

5.2%

68

University of Oregon*

$23,718

$26,010

$2,292

9.7%

69

University of Washington*

$24,367

$25,601

$1,234

5.1%

70

George Mason University*

$24,008

$25,448

$1,440

.0%

71

University of Delaware*

$23,186

$25,408

$2,222

9.6%

72

University of Maryland - College Park*

$23,990

$24,831

$841

3.5%

73

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill*

$23,513

$24,736

$1,223

5.2%

74

University of Wisconsin - Madison*

$23,059

$24,233

$1,174

5.1%

75

Rutgers University*

$22,518

$24,044

$1,526

6.8%

76

University of Massachusetts-Amherst*

$23,415

$23,813

$398

1.7%

77

Ohio State University*

$22,278

$23,604

$1,326

6.0%

78

University of Pittsburgh*

$21,282

$21,846

$564

2.7%

79

James Madison University*

$19,376

$20,624

$1,248

6.4%

80

State University of New York - Binghamton*

$14,661

$15,291

$630

4.3%








Average

$33,877

$35,412

$1,535

4.5%

Three-tier competitors are color coded as follows:
Tier One Competitors: Though admitted to AU, students choose the following competing institutions
Tier Two Competitors: Though admitted to the following competing institutions, students choose AU
Tier Three Competitors: Students choose equally between AU and these institutions

Notes: According to the College Board's annual tuition survey, the average in-state tuition increase at public four-year institutions from AY2009-10 to AY2010-11 is 7.9%, the average tuition increase at private four-year institutions from AY2009-10 to AY2010-11 is 4.5%.

Sources: The Chronicle of Higher Education 10/28/10 issue; American University Competition Profile, Fall 2009

* State institutions indicate out-of-state tuition rates

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