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UWF Budget Cuts/Informational Outline/Sara Surber
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UWF Budget Cuts/Informational Outline/Sara Surber

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For business & professional communications, I wrote an informational outline for my presentation on UWF's budget cuts for the 2009-10 fiscal year.

For business & professional communications, I wrote an informational outline for my presentation on UWF's budget cuts for the 2009-10 fiscal year.

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  • 1. University of West Florida Budget Cuts<br />Key Elements<br />I. (Show transparency of the university’s recent budget cuts.) As you all may have <br /> noticed tuition has gone up for the students of the University of <br />West Florida for the 2009/10 fiscal year due to budget cuts. <br />PurposeA. Today I am going to expain why these cuts have been made by legislation. <br />B. Also how they have and will continue to affect the state of the university. <br />Credibility C. As a senior at the university I have taken a personal interest in these recent <br />changes. <br />1. Last semester I attended the State of the University Address speech <br />given by President Judy Bense. <br />2. I also had the opportunity to interview the president regarding issues <br />surrounding the budget cuts. <br />Purpose:D. Today I am going to talk to you about how the economic conditions have <br />caused the cuts made to the institution, how the administration has responded to <br />the loss of funds, and how these changes affect the students of the university. <br />1st Main Pt.II. There are three primary economic factors contributing to the state’s lack of <br />funds for support of higher educational institutions. <br />
    • A. One factor is the increase in the unemployment rate for the state of Florida.
    • 2. B. Another reason is the continued decline in the state’s revenue sources.
    • 3. C. Florida has also become a no-growth state.
    TestimonialD. The president said, “According to the trends things are going to get worse <br />before they get better.” <br />Transparency E. For all of these reasons the state has failed to generate a significant amount of <br />taxes to offer the amount of financial support to the university it has in previous <br /> years.<br />TransitionNow that you understand why the cuts were made I am going to talk about the <br /> actions taken by UWF’s administration in response to the loss of funds .<br />2nd Main Pt.<br />III. In order to plug the budget cuts from 9 percent to 7 percent the university had <br /> to make some hard adjustments.<br />A. One of these adjustments was to downsize the staff by laying off 26 members. <br />B. Another measure to plug the budget was raising tuition for undergraduates by 7 <br />percent. <br />C. Funding was also pulled from the following student services: <br />1. Student support was reduced by 6.75 percent. <br />2. Academic support suffered a 6.5 percent reduction. <br />3. Public resources were decreased by 8 percent. <br />TestimonialD. The university received $4.5 million in nonrecurring federal stimulus money <br />which aided in plugging the budget cuts from 12 percent to 7 percent for the <br />2009/10 fiscal year. <br />Transparency E. The president mentioned in a press release that the tuition differential would <br />only be enough to cover the loss of federal stimulus money next year. <br />TransitionF. So what does all of this mean for the students of UWF?<br />3rd Main Pt.<br />IV. These changes have brought about some negative and positive ramifications for students. <br />A. Amanda Clonts, president of the Student Government Association, said the <br />administration has already considered the possibility of increasing tuition by <br />another 6 percent for the 2010/11 fiscal year.<br />B. The operation hours for the SAIL Lab, HLS Facility, and library have been <br />restricted. <br />C. However, UWF is becoming more widely recognized throughout the region <br />due to visibility campaigns launched by the university to recruit more students <br />and generate more revenue. <br />1. Great Futures<br />2. Summer Online<br />3. Athletics<br />D. As a result the student population has grown by 6.9 percent.<br />E. In spite of the financial hardships this year, UWF has still managed to make <br />drastic improvements to the campus while providing new and innovative learning <br />opportunities for current and prospective students. <br />1. $15 million to UWF’s portion of the Maritime Museum.<br />2. $15 million to the construction of Heritage Hall.<br />3. A brand new state of the art School of Science & Engineering<br />Conclusion:<br />V. By now you should have a clear understanding of why the university<br /> experienced budget cuts, how the university responded, and how students have <br />been affected by them. <br />SummaryA. I have explained that the cuts in funding were implemented by state legislation<br />as a direct result of the economy.<br />B. I have pointed out how the university responded by raising tuition, <br />administering layoffs, and cutting student services.<br />C. I have also covered the positive and negative aspects of these changes what <br />they mean for students. <br />Transparency D. I hope this has provided you with a brief overview of the state of the <br />university’s finances and offered some useful insight as to what you can expect in <br />the near future.<br />

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