Budget Committee of the University

Purpose & Function:

The Budget Committee of the University advises the Administration about broad issues that impact the annual institutional budget.  It is:

  • a forum for discussion of budgetary issues of interest to the University community;
  • an avenue of communication to the campus community about the budgetary process and related issues;
  • a means of evaluating the budget process;
  • a means of informing representatives of the University Senates of the budget planning process;
  • an opportunity for representatives of the University community to recommend annual budget priorities.

Membership & Selection:

To assure maximum effectiveness, the members should have a keen interest in fiscal affairs with a total University viewpoint.

Committee members are responsible for establishing and maintaining communication links to and from their constituencies (Senates, Councils, Cabinet) to ensure that all employees have an opportunity to offer input on the budget process and priorities.  Committee members represent their constituencies on committee recommendations whenever possible.

Vice President for Business Affairs and Treasurer (Chair)
Controller and Assistant Treasurer
Assistant Controller
Provost
One representative from the President’s Council
One representative from the Academic Council
Dean of Students
President of the Faculty Senate
One full-time member of the Faculty Senate
President of the Professional Staff Senate
One member of the Professional Staff Senate
President of the Support Staff Senate
One member of the Support Staff Senate

The representative from the President’s Council is appointed by the President of the University.

The representative from the Academic Council is appointed by the Provost.

Faculty, Professional Staff, and Support Staff representatives are elected by their respective senates.

Term:

Senate Presidents will serve according to the terms of Presidency as defined by their respective Senates.

Elected and appointed representatives serve for three years with possibility of reelection or reappointment for one consecutive term. Eligibility is effective again after a hiatus of one year.

Meetings:

Meetings are called by the Chair at least four times per fiscal year.

Reports To:

President of the University through the Vice President for Business Affairs and Treasurer

History:

02/07/03 - Established by the President of the University as recommended by the Policy Committee of the University
05/02/08 - Title change to Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
03/16/10 and 06-16-10 - Revision of membership requested by Vice President for Business Affairs and approved by the President of the University
07/01/2011 - Title change to Vice President for Academic Affairs
11/14/11 - Membership revision approved by Vice President for Business Affairs to include the Vice President for Academic Affairs
08/01/14 - Title changed from Dean of Students to Assistant Vice President for Student Life
03/16/15 - Membership revision approved by the Vice President for Business Affairs to include the Presidents of all University Senates; number of meetings per fiscal year increased to four; and purpose and function revised to include University Senates information.
10/26/17 – Proposal to revise the Description of the Budget Committee to reflect changes due to Academic Restructuring and to clarify terms with respect to one-year hiatus after completion of two full consecutive terms was presented.  The President of the University approved the proposal as recommended by the Policy Committee of the University.