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Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017 (May 1, 2015–April 30, 2017)
The University Budget Committee was convened in a September 17, 2015 memorandum from President Kerwin and is charged with developing budget proposals for the next cycle of resource allocation. Provost Scott Bass and CFO, Vice President and Treasurer Doug Kudravetz conducted the initial meeting of the committee on September 23, 2014 in President Kerwin’s office.
The work of the University Budget Committee has several important aspects and deadlines. It is charged with development of budget formulation criteria for the president’s review and approval prior to his submission of them to the Board of Trustees at the November 2014 meeting. The proposed criteria must be submitted to the president no later than November 3, 2014. Following the actions of the board on the formulation criteria, the committee will develop detailed budget proposals for the president’s review and approval and then consideration by the board at the March 2015 meeting. The tentative deadline to submit the proposed two-year budget to the president is February 10, 2015.
As in the past, the new budget that the committee will propose will be guided by the university’s strategic plan. Soon the community will engage in a university-wide process to define our objectives under the plan for the next two years. Careful coordination is needed to ensure that the committee has the guidance it needs to establish both formulation criteria and detailed budgets that are fully informed by the strategic plan. The president's September 23, 2014 meeting with the committee included discussion about how this can be best accomplished. The president will also remind the broader community that it is imperative they participate actively in this next phase of planning to assist in the development of a responsive and responsible budget for the university.
As is AU’s practice, wide consultation and the free flow of pertinent information will characterize the work of the committee. The committee will collect information on priorities and requirements from all campus constituencies using various forms of outreach, including town hall meetings. The university’s performance is examined, measured, and documented in a variety of ways. The results of these analyses will be available for the committee’s review. Comparative information from peer and competitor institutions will also be part of the deliberations.
The University Budget for Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015 and the most recent Annual Reports are available on the Office of Finance website.
The University Budget Committee held a town hall meeting on February 23 to discuss the development of the FY2016-FY2017 budget with faculty, staff, and students. Click on the link below to review presentation materials delivered by AU's Provost and Chief Financial Officer.
The fiscal year 2014-2015 budget carefully balances the most important needs of AU's constituents with sound financial management, and maintains momentum for the strategic priorities of the institution.