Principles and Ground Rules
Guiding Principles and Ground Rules
2011-2012 Supplemental Budget Reductions
- Continue use of the Strategic Plan and Assessment as a decision tool.
- Adhere to our institutional values statements.
- Involve representatives from campus and community stakeholder groups in the budget development process.
- Maintain regional institutional accreditation.
- Maintain a balance of student FTE generated from each of the college’s primary mission areas.
- Concentrate our educational resources in areas that produce strong results as measured in student academic and employment outcomes.
- Meet legislated enrollment targets if possible.
- Target an enrollment level that we can serve adequately with appropriate support services.
- Keep essential core services functional; not everything is completely scalable.
- Do not neglect the future: maintain a reasonable commitment to professional development, IT investment, and maintenance of campus buildings and grounds.
- Take reductions sooner in order to avoid deeper ones later.
- Count only the potential revenue offsets to reductions that are capable of being realized.
Ground Rules for doing our work
- Be respectful.
- We must use good communication to avoid surprises; if a proposal core to your area impacts others, it must be discussed with them.
- Rigorously quantify each proposal before bringing it to the table.
- Adhere to the guiding principles.
- Proposals must be specific.
- Ideas relating to other areas need to have a connection to your area.
- Must be legal – confer with Assistant Attorney General and negotiated agreements when needed.