UWF Budget Cuts 2009/10 Fiscal Year/ Sara Surber

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UWF Budget Cuts 2009/10 Fiscal Year/ Sara Surber

  1. 1. University of West Florida Budget Cuts 2009/10<br />Sara M. Surber<br />
  2. 2. State of Florida in Economic Turmoil<br />Unemployment increased by 137% in past 2 years<br />Residential growth plateaued over last 3 years<br />State revenue from retail sales down<br />
  3. 3. Factors Contributing to Budget Cuts<br />Area: Florida Area Type: Statewide State/Region/Division: Florida<br />Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Databases<br />
  4. 4. Factors Contributing to Budget Cuts<br />Source: US Census Bureau, United States Dept. of Labor<br />
  5. 5. Factors Contributing to Budget Cuts<br />
  6. 6. Factors Contributing to Budget Cuts<br />Revenue sources from taxable retail sales have continued to decline.<br />Sales have decreased by $7 billion from July 2006 to July 2009.<br />Economists estimate sales will decrease by another $1.2 billion by July 2010.<br />Source: Florida Taxable Retail Sales, 1/90-7/09, SA<br />
  7. 7. University Budget Adjustments<br />UWF received a 9 percent reduction from state legislature.<br />Administration made cuts strategically; not across the board.<br />University received $4.5 million in non-recurring federal stimulus money.<br />Utilizing stimulus money and making strategic cuts enabled UWF to plug the budget from 9 percent to 7 percent.<br />Source: PresSpeech-090930-State_of_the_University_Address<br />
  8. 8. University Budget Adjustments<br />Source: PresSpeech-090930-State_of_the_University_Address<br />
  9. 9. University Budget Adjustments<br />Source: PresSpeech-090930-State_of_the_University_Address<br />
  10. 10. University Budget Adjustments<br />Ramifications of reductions :<br />26 staff members were laid off<br />Undergraduate tuition raised by 15 percent<br />40 faculty members(instructors) quit<br />More adjuncts were hired for direct instruction <br />University launched visibility campaigns to grow and retain student body<br />
  11. 11. Visibility Campaigns<br />Creating Great Futures<br /><ul><li>Campaign launched September 25, 2007
  12. 12. Raised $37 million and counting to support scholarships, facilities, and programs</li></ul>Source: newsletter_spring2009<br />
  13. 13. Visibility Campaigns<br />Athletic Awareness Student Recruitment: Aug.-Nov. 2009<br />-Launch: Sept. 21, 2009<br />Spring Recruitment Campaign: Jan.-Apr. 2010<br /> -Launch : Jan. 20, 2010<br />Summer Online Campaign: Feb.-Jun. 2010<br /> -Launch: Mar. 8, 2010<br />Fall Recruitment Campaign: July-Oct. 2010<br /> -Launch: Sept. 15, 2010<br />
  14. 14. Future Trends<br />In 70s students covered one-third the cost of running the university through tuition and fees.<br />In 80s state supplemented funding to higher education with the lottery.<br />Currently students are providing only one-fourth of costs through tuition and fees while the lottery fails to generate enough funds. <br />State is moving toward raising tuition to cover one-half of university expenses.<br />Source: Thomas, B.PNJ, 2009<br />
  15. 15. Future Trends<br />State Support Tuition Increase<br />Source: PresSpeech-090930-State_of_the_University Address<br />
  16. 16. Overview<br />

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