Presidents Open Forum Spring 2009

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President Andrews' Open Forum, Spring 2009, Morehead State University

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Presidents Open Forum Spring 2009

  1. 1. March 23 and 24, 2009 FACULTY AND STAFF FORUM WITH THE PRESIDENT
  2. 2. Today’s Agenda  Share some good news  Discuss the economy  Discuss the impact of the economy on our budget  Review status of the Academic Curriculum Audit  Provide an update on General Education Reform  Reinforce our strategic direction  Share next steps
  3. 3. In spite of the economy, we’ve had a good year…
  4. 4. Average ACT of FTFR cohort continues to improve 22 21.6 21.5 20.9 20.7 21 20.4 20.5 19.7 20 19.5 19 18.5 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
  5. 5. FTFR retention rates continue to improve 70.0% 68.0% 68.0% 66.1% 66.0% 64.8% 63.4% 64.0% 62.0% 61.0% 60.0% 58.0% 56.0% 2004 to 2005 2005 to 2006 2006 to 2007 2007 to 2008P 2009 to 2010 goal
  6. 6. Research and scholarly activity continues to improve  07-08 was the best year in history  17 million in new research funding support  10% increase over last year  75% of the proposals submitted were funded  17 students presented “Posters at the Capitol”  85 students participating in the Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program  Mark your calendars for April 23rd for celebration of student scholarship (50 oral presentations; 75 posters) participation up 50% over last year
  7. 7. Capital buildings and improvements underway  Completed renovation of Nunn Hall  Completed renovation of pollution control system on the heating plant  Space Science building nearly complete  CHER building well underway  Will issue an RFP for the new Student Recreation Center shortly
  8. 8. Other projects…  Phase 1 of the Academic Audit is complete  General Education review is underway  SACS leadership teams in place and preliminary work has begun
  9. 9. Great year in Intercollegiate Athletics  Completed the Certification Self Study and campus review  Won OVC titles in Men’s Basketball and Soccer  Won regular season in Volleyball  Won the OVC Academic Achievement Award  82 student athletes named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll  41 student athletes named to the Pioneer Football League Honor Roll  24th National Title for the Cheer Squad
  10. 10. “States are facing a fiscal crisis of historic proportions that will continue for number of years.” Projected by: • National Conference of State Legislatures • Nation Association of State budget Officers • Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, January 14, 2009
  11. 11. All States Budget Shortfall (in billions) ------------- Last Recession ------------- 2002 2003 2004 2005 // 2009 2010 2011 0 -40 -45 -75 -80 -80 -91 -50 -180 -100 -150 -145 -200 Estimates -250
  12. 12. Options for States to Address Budget Shortfalls  Draw down on available reserves  Many states have already depleted these “rainy day” funds  Cut Expenditures These can further slow an economy  Raise Taxes
  13. 13. Annual Percent Change in Kentucky Public Postsecondary Net General Fund Appropriations 16.0% 14.0% 12.0% 10.0% 8.0% 6.0% 4.0% 2.0% 0.0% FY99 FY00 FY01 FY02 FY03 FY04 FY05 FY06 FY07 FY08 FY09 -2.0% -4.0% Note: Net General Fund equals gross General Fund minus debt service and UofL hospital contract
  14. 14. Where Do Resources Come From? 2007-08 Revenues (Actual) Auxiliary Enterprises Other 11% 5% Sales and Services of Educ. Activities 2% Tuition and Fees 41% State Appropriations 41%
  15. 15. How Do We Spend Resources? 2007-08 Expenses by Major Function (Actual) Auxiliaries 7% 100% 11% Student Aid 14% 90% 9% Maint & Operations 8% 80% 9% 70% Public Service 60% 30% 34% 50% Research 40% Other 30% 40% 31% 20% Instruction 10% 0% Other Includes: • Library Morehead State Kentucky • Academic Support • Student Services Comprehensives • Institutional Support
  16. 16. Options for institutions to address budget shortfalls  Draw down on available reserves  Only a source for mid-year or one-time reductions  Cost Containment Strategies  Budget flexibility cut in prior reductions  Numerous cost management strategies implemented  Additional cuts will require strategic reductions in programs and services  Raise Tuition  Must maintain affordability for students
  17. 17. Morehead State University 2007-2008 Full-time Undergraduate Grant Aid Recipients $9,000 $8,000 $7,000 $6,000 Tuition $5,280 $5,000 $4,000 $3,000 $2,000 $1,000 $- Lowest Second Third Highest Lowest Second Third Highest No Income Info $ 27,235 – $49,545 – $78,721 + < $2,741 $2,741 – $8,707 – $27,206 + < $27,235 $49,545 $78,721 $8,706 $22,205 Dependent Students Independent Students
  18. 18. Changes in MSU State Appropriations FY08 – FY09 Summary of Reduction Percentage Amount FY08 Original Net GF $48 million FY08 Mid-Year Cut -3% $1.4 million FY09 Enacted Cut -2.3% $1.2 million FY09 Mid-Year Cut -2% $0.9 million Total Cuts FY08 Original to FY09 -7.3% $3.5 million Recurring Cuts Non-Recurring Cuts
  19. 19. 2008-09 Opening Budget Reduction Primary Sources of $2.6 million Reductions Amount Eliminated or froze 37 positions $2.1 million 13 vacant faculty 24 staff (20 vacant and 4 filled) Eliminated graduate tuition waiver for spouse & $62,000 dependents of employees Delayed MAP replacement cycle by one year $500,000 Limited number of credit hours provided free to cost increase high school students avoidance Outsourced travel bus services cost increase avoidance
  20. 20. 2008-09 Mid-Year Budget Reduction Primary Sources of $.9 million One-time Reductions Amount Decreased support for community events and $27,000 activities Delayed Replacement of Motor Pool Vehicles $46,000 Eliminate student activity large concert event $38,000 Decreased faculty escrow/adjunct budgets $267,000 Reduced student wage accounts $12,000 Network/telecom project efficiencies $85,000 Decreased various operating accounts in all divisions $433,000 (supplies, travel, etc.)
  21. 21. 2009-2010 Budget Priorities  Fixed and Unavoidable Cost Increases  Utilities  Employee Health Benefits  Contracts & Lease  Debt Service  Student Recreation Center  Student Financial Aid  Employee Promotion Increases  Academic Audit Recommendations– Strategic Implementations  One-time investments in capital projects and facility updates
  22. 22. Final audit report provides:  Current program and departmental configurations by College  Associated rationale for recommendations based on:  Original audit reports at all levels  Feedback from initial recommendations  Audit responses received through audit teams, departments and individual faculty
  23. 23. Final audit recommendations include:  Program and/or department eliminations  Reconfiguration of programs  Moving of units and faculty between colleges  Transitional decisions with plans for future change  Renaming units at department or college level  Programs to be enhanced
  24. 24. Next Steps – Spring/Summer 2009  Eliminate 17 programs according to a detailed plan and timeline consistent with academic policies  Assess 20 academic programs identified for enhancement according to prioritized plans with goals, timelines, and resource needs  Develop quality and production goals with timelines for completion for the 17 academic programs designated as “Maintain with Conditions”  Conduct a cost assessment of the 89 programs designated as “Maintain” and “Enhance”  Recommend organizational changes to maximize effectiveness and efficiency in support of academic programs
  25. 25. Update on General Education Review Completed • December 2008 -- Faculty feedback solicited on Assessment Instruments • January 2009 – Faculty feedback solicited on Course Models • February 5, 2009 -- General Education Student Learner Outcomes ratified by Faculty Senate In-Progress • March 23-27, 2009 -- Course Distribution and Assessment Plans to be finalized – Assessment Plans will be designed to use assessment data to enhance teaching and learning as well as identify resources to ensure instructional success Completion Goal • End of Spring 2009 Semester -- Present Course Distribution and Assessment Plans for Faculty Senate approval
  26. 26. Where are we headed?  Our current economic forecast does not change our direction…  State mandates for postsecondary education are defined in House Bill 1  Institutional vision is to become the “Best Public University in the South”  Timelines may be impacted but the goals remain constant
  27. 27. What we must do…  Stay focused on our strategic plan and work according to our values  Academic Excellence  Student Success  Productive Partnerships  Improved Infrastructure  Resource Enhancement  Enrollment and Retention  Continue to identify ways to contain costs and increase efficiency  It will be necessary to redistribute resources from less mission-critical areas  Continue to analyze and monitor KPI data
  28. 28. What do our key performance indicators tell us? Internal Assessments • Areas to be improved • Impact of policy/process changes External Measuring Stick • Performance compared to peer institutions – US News and World Report • Progress toward goals of Strategic Plan and CPE Goals of HB1
  29. 29. Primary Key Performance Indicators ASPIRE CPE US News Undergraduate Enrollment X X X Freshman Retention Rate X X X Graduation Rate X X X Average ACT X X X Faculty Terminal Degrees X Full-time Faculty Percentage X Student/Faculty Ratio X X Graduate Enrollments X X Minority Enrollment & Retention X X FTFR Acceptant Rates X FTFR High School Class Standing X KCTCS Transfers X X Bachelor’s Degrees Conferred X X X R&D Investments X X X
  30. 30. QUESTIONS?

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