Filing of the Spring University Budget Committee Report and a Request for Action to Improve Faculty Involvement in UNI's Budget Process

Calendar Item: 
1076
Docket Number: 
974
First Name: 
Andrew
Last Name: 
Thompson
Present such facts as are needed to establish the importance of the problem your petition addresses and to indicate its present status: 

The University Budget Committee wishes to submit the following report which describes the current process used at UNI to determine a budget and allocate funds. 

Clearly indicate the action you wish the Senate to take relative to your petition, beginning with the phrase, "Therefore, be it resolved....": 

Based on information provided in the University of Northern Iowa Budget Planning and Development Document and the AAUP statement of principles on The Role of the Faculty in Budgetary and Salary Matters, be it resolved that the UNI Faculty Senate appoint two of its members to work with the current University Budget Committee to create a set of recommendations for (1) incorporating direct faculty input in the preparation, implementation, review, revision and reallocation of the university budget and (2) inclusion of faculty on the President’s Council where budgetary matters may be discussed on an ongoing basis; with a report of recommendations due no later than September 1st, 2011 to the Faculty Senate

Copy of AAUP Principles and Standards Related to Faculty Inclusion in the University Budget Process

Attached is a copy of the AAUP Statement of Principles and Standards relative to university budgeting and faculty involvement.  Alternatively, you may access these materials at:

http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/pubsres/policydocs/contents/governancestatement.htm

 

 

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Published Research Article Highlighting Faculty Processes used at the University of Maryland with respect to budgets

The University Budget Committee in attempting to benchmark best practices in the area of faculty inclusion in budget processes found the attached published article on this topic.

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Meeting Date: 
Aug 22, 2011