Wednesday May 25 at 11:00 AM in the Johnson Hall Conference room.
Brad Shelton and Jamie Moffitt will be in attendance to talk about the budget and the budget (re)alignment process.
The agenda is:
1) State of the UO budget (15 minutes)
2) Moving forward with budget processes (45 minutes)
a. The budget plan
b. The budget process
c. The role of the SBC
d. Identifying priority areas and measuring quality/impact
e. How do decisions get made
I’d actually asked the committee to meet about a different topic – budget realignment:
There’s an interesting article about realignment at Berkeley, here: http://www.dailycal.org/2016/04/13/uc-berkeley-faculty-hold-special-meeting-campus-deficit-academic-realignment/
I’d like to propose that the SBC ask the administration for the spending cut proposals that have been prepared by the various academic and administrative units, and meet to discuss these.
Instead we’re getting the generic Brad and Jamie show.
Brad Shelton is starting the process of setting up committees to get faculty input into budget priorities and reallocation, including hiring of faculty.
The administration set up the Budget Advisory Group a few years ago to do some of this, but it’s not part of the Senate – all members are picked by the administration.
Similarly with the committee Brad has set up to develop a new budget model – no Senate input into who is on it.
Dreiling asks what the role of the SBC will be. Shelton says that he gets some BAG members from the SBC.
Chalmers asks Brad about Academic Analytics. (We spend $100K on this, CAS refuses to even use it.) Coltrane says he’s seen the problems raised by Linguistics, and that he is conducting a study and might cancel the contract. Or not.