March 11, 2010

Teams wrap up their cross-unit reviews as part of budget planning

by Anne Krapfl

Five teams asked to review cross-unit programs and services as part of the FY11 (and beyond) budget planning process have completed their work. Their reports are online at the provost's FY11 budget development web site.

With the university absorbing repeated cuts in state appropriations over the last several years, five topics were selected for study in mid-December for the large volume of administrative work that happens under each of the broad umbrellas. Executive vice president and provost Elizabeth Hoffman announced them after soliciting ideas from senior leaders and the university budget advisory committee. The five are:

  • Activities and administrative support for undergraduate student recruiting in the central admissions office and colleges
  • International activities in central administrative units, colleges and ISU Extension
  • Programming efforts and administrative support for diversity, multicultural and women's issues in central administrative units and colleges
  • Programming efforts and administrative support for student success and student academic support in central administrative units and colleges
  • All graduate programs at the university

No recommendations requested

Each team's assignment was to gather information about what programs are provided, identify where there is overlap among programs and services and where there appear to be opportunities for new or additional collaboration. But they were not asked to make recommendations for changes.

That task still will be left to the groups and individuals normally responsible for developing budgets. The teams' reports will be shared widely with senior leaders, budget advisory groups and employee representative groups.