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Faculty and Staff Meeting :: Jan '10


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Faculty and Staff Meeting :: Jan '10

  1. 1. Faculty and Staff Meeting<br />Jonathan Wickert<br />Dean of Engineering<br />January 2010<br />
  2. 2. ISU’s trend in total state appropriations<br />(Provost’s November 17 presentation to the Faculty Senate)<br />
  3. 3. Engineering’s FY10 $63.8M general fund<br />Revenues<br />Expenses<br />
  4. 4. Estimates, unknown at this time<br />Engineering’s operating budget<br />
  5. 5. $2.66M FY10 midyear reversion<br />
  6. 6. Estimates, unknown at this time<br />Engineering’s operating budget<br />
  7. 7. Design principles<br />Plan for multiple years<br />Include the positive trends<br />Balance the budget next year, and sustainably for years to come<br />Recognize the strategic importance of robust recruiting, enrollment, retention, SCH, and our research enterprise<br />Degree programs that will attract students of tomorrow<br />Excellence in all we do<br />Blended business model: growth, incentives, reductions, and efficiencies<br />
  8. 8. Planning and communication<br />Five university-wide planning groups (March 1)<br />Engineering caucus of the faculty senate<br />Dean’s budget and planning advisory council<br />Cabinet and senior leadership meetings and retreats<br />Dean’s and cabinet’s visits to departments and units<br />Undergraduate and graduate student town halls<br />Informal networking<br />Website<br />Economic scenario planning task force (September-December)<br />Central service unit feedback surveys (October)<br />Department and unit planning (December—)<br />College-wide framework and advisory task forces (January—)<br />
  9. 9. Economic scenario planning task force<br />What core values and principles should guide decisions?<br />How conservative or aggressive should we be?<br />What must we be sure to accomplish?<br />What should we avoid doing?<br />How should we communicate among ourselves?<br />Our most important priority—preserving the quality of undergraduate and graduate student learning<br />Avoid a lack of transparency<br />Provide incentives for mission-driven behavior<br />Report is available on the college’s budget and planning website.<br />
  10. 10. Department and central unit planning<br />December charge to Chairs and Associate Deans: start discussions and planning locally with faculty and staff<br />Signature areas? Comparative advantages? What can be reduced/eliminated? What can be shared to increase efficiency in operations and teaching? Additional revenue streams? Actions at peer departments? Expectations for faculty responsibilities?<br />Track key performance indicators<br />Form up green teams<br />Report-out monthly<br />
  11. 11. College-wide framework<br />Growth and entrepreneurship opportunities<br />Efficiency improvements<br />Overall cost and utility cost reductions<br />Collaborating and sharing support services<br />Innovations and alternatives in teaching<br />Tuition and fee revenue and distribution<br />Differential tuition<br />Technology fee<br />Course and laboratory fees<br />Department-level budgeting incentives<br />Research<br />Teaching<br />Extension<br />Graduate teaching assistantship experience<br />
  12. 12. Advisory task forces<br />Growth and entrepreneurship opportunities<br />Overall cost and utility cost reductions<br />Collaborating and sharing support services<br />Innovations and alternatives in teaching<br />Differential tuition, technology fee, and course and laboratory fees<br />Department-level research and teaching budgeting incentives<br />Department-level extension budgeting incentive<br />Graduate teaching assistantship experience<br />Brainstorm<br />Be involved (signup sheets, website) and be informed (website)<br />