Developing Budget Proposals
Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015 (May 1, 2013–April 30, 2015)
The University Budget Committee was convened in a September 16, 2012 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 Don Myers conducted the initial meeting of the committee on September 24, 2012 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 2012 meeting. The proposed criteria must be submitted to the president no later than November 1, 2012. 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 February 2013 meeting. The tentative deadline to submit the proposed two-year budget to the president is February 8, 2013.
As in the past, the new budget that the committee will propose will be guided by the university’s strategic plan. At the board’s September 2012 meeting, the president provided a report to the trustees on our progress to date on the objectives set for the second two years under the strategic plan. Shortly thereafter, 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 met with the committee at the outset of its work to discuss 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 2012 and 2013 and the most recent Annual Reports are available on the Office of Finance website.
- Scott Bass, provost
- Donald Myers, CFO, vice president and treasurer
- Jennifer Gassner, representative, Graduate Leadership Council
- Emily Yu, president, Student Government
- John Douglass, associate professor, School of Communication
- Khalid Khalid, assistant dean, Washington College of Law
- Emily Lindsay, executive in residence, Kogod School of Business
- John Nolan, chair, committee on academic budget and benefits, Faculty Senate; professor, College of Arts and Sciences
- William Ryan, foreign and international law librarian, Pence Law Library, Washington College of Law
- Matteo Becchi, chair, Staff Council; project manager, Enterprise Systems
- Gail Hanson, vice president, Campus Life
- Nana An, assistant vice president, University Budget and Finance Resource Center
- Violeta Ettle, vice provost, Academic Administration
- Karen Froslid Jones, director, Institutional Research and Assessment