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Final Report on the 2014 Legislative Session

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Final Report on the 2014 Legislative Session

  1. 1. Opening Graphic
  2. 2. 2014 Legislative Report & Budget Update David L. Buhler, Commissioner of Higher Education March 28, 2014
  3. 3. Session Overview 3 • New Revenues • First week focus on existing budget • Record number of bills introduced • Passed 3rd most bills in state history • Historic reinvestment in USHE
  4. 4. 2014 Legislation 4
  5. 5. Legislation of Note 5 • Snow College Concurrent Education • USTAR Governing Authority Amendments • Education Taskforce Reauthorization
  6. 6. Other Legislation 6 • Utah Telehealth and Education Network Amendments • State Procurement Revisions • Veterans Centers • College Credits for Veterans • Tuition Gap Coverage for Veterans • In-state Tuition for Military Servicemembers and Veterans
  7. 7. A lot of effort… 7 • Input on several other bills that could have harmed USHE • Fiscal impact of proposed legislation • Legislative inquiries • Didn’t happen, but could have… – Admitting any student with HS diploma, ignoring GPA, ACT, etc. to U of U – Required instruction on the Establishment Clause in higher education – Reduced requirements of statewide scholarships
  8. 8. Budget Update 8
  9. 9. 9 Historic Reinvestment in Higher Education “The year of equity.”
  10. 10. 10 • State revenues are growing - $397M new dollars – $253M ongoing – $144M one-time – Slightly less than last year • 2nd largest increase for Higher Education in a decade 2014: $81.5M (11.3%) 2013: $41M (6%) 2012: $21.3M (3.2%) 2014 Budget Overview
  11. 11. 11 Budget Increase from Previous Years -1.0% 2.6% 7.2% 5.0% 12.6% 4.8% -11.5% -1.9% 3.2% 6.0% 11.3% -15.0% -10.0% -5.0% 0.0% 5.0% 10.0% 15.0% (State Tax Funds) Great Recession
  12. 12. Public Education 48% Higher Education 15% Executive Offices & Criminal Justices 8% Exec. Approps. 1% Business, Econom ic Dev., & Labor 3% Natural Resources, Ag., & Env. Quality 1% Retirement & Independent Entities 1% Infrastructure & General Government 7% Social Services 15% Legislative Allocation of New Revenues (State Tax Funds Only)
  13. 13. 13 • Compensation (1.25%) $12.7M • Mission-based Funding – Acute Equity $50M • Mission-based Funding – Distinctive Mission $7M • Snow College Rural Concurrent Enrollment $1.3M • Dixie State University Implementation $2M • USU Veterinary Medicine & Graduate Programs $2.5M* • Statewide Scholarships $3.5M* • Performance Based Funding $1.5M* • Internal Service Fund Adjustments (risk, liability, etc.) $1.2M *All or a portion are one-time funds Budget Highlights – USHE Priorities
  14. 14. 14 Ongoing One-time • USU Extension (Water Conservation) $500,000 • UU College of Nursing $150,000 • Veterans Tuition Gap Coverage $125,000 $75,000 • Statewide Data Alliance $555,000 • DSU Computer Crime Lab $250,000 • USHE College Readiness $1M • SUU Shakespeare Festival $ 50,000 • USU ASSERT & Sound Beginnings $150,000 Budget Highlights – Other Legislative Priorities
  15. 15. 15 • WSU Science Building $57.4M • USU Eastern Central Instruction $19M • USU Brigham City Campus $7.5M • UU Huntsman Cancer Institute $8M • DSU East Elementary Purchase $1M • Snow Sevier School Long-term Lease Buyout $3M • Planning and Design approval for UU Crocker Science Center • Bonding Authority for UU Utility Infrastructure Capital Development Budget
  16. 16. 16 • Total Capital Development: $95.9M – 2013: $63.5M – 2012: $24.2M – 2011: $48.5M – 2010: $109M • Capital Improvements: $100.2M* – 2013: $87.7M – 2012: $71.9M *$21.2M for UU utility infrastructure Capital Development Budget
  17. 17. 17 • Graduation rates (100%, 150%, and 200%), with comparisons to national averages • Transfer and retention rates, by cohort • Job placement rates following graduation, where feasible • Cost per degree, with comparisons to national averages • Percentage of students enrolling in, and successfully completing, developmental mathematics course who immediately or concurrently enroll in college level math (1030 or higher) *Report to Legislature by January 15, 2015 Budget Intent Language
  18. 18. Team effort 18 • Regional legislative events • One-on-ones with legislative leadership • Regents & Trustees • Presidents/Commissioner • Partnerships (Ed First, Prosperity 2020, United Way, Industry) • Institutional and Commissioner’s staff
  19. 19. Thanks to the USHE legislative team 19
  20. 20. Thanks to the USHE legislative team 20 *Not pictured • Jason Perry (UU) • Natalie Tippetts (UU) • Neil Abercrombie (USU) • Wyatt Ellertson (USU)* • Brad Mortensen (WSU) • Chris Millard (WSU) • Donna Law (SUU) • Rick Wheeler (Snow) • Frank Lojko (DSU) • Henrie Walton (DSU) • Cameron Martin (UVU)* • Chris Taylor (UVU) • Maria Millett (USA) • Spencer Jenkins (USHE)
  21. 21. Questions 21
  22. 22. Opening Graphic

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