This site outlines the steps for those who wish to participate in the FY2012 UNL budget reduction process. A budget hearing is scheduled for May 10, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Download the hearing agenda
To Present Testimony at a Scheduled Budget Hearing
To Submit a Written Notice of Intent to Appear
The Academic Planning Committee (APC) requests that, in order to coordinate the hearing schedule, all individuals wishing to respond to the proposals submit a written notice of intent to appear. This notice of intent is nonbinding and an individual or unit that expresses the intent to appear may later decline. Please note that one who does not submit such a notice of intent may still be heard at the hearing but will probably have very limited time compared to those who file a notice of intent.
The written notice of intent to appear must contain the specific budget reduction(s) that the presenter intends to discuss, the name of the presenter, and contact information for the presenter. The written notice may also include the written statement discussed below; this may materially affect the impact of the presentation.
The notice of intent should be sent to the Academic Planning Committee, c/o Dr. William Nunez, APC Secretary, 332 Canfield Administration Building, 0435 or firstname.lastname@example.org, by 3:00 p.m., May 4, 2011.
To Submit a Formal Written Response to Budget Reduction Proposals
Written responses to budget reduction proposals are also welcome and can be quite insightful and helpful to APC members during the review. For written responses please:
- • Include the reduction item that is being addressed.
- • Include the name and phone number of the individual(s), and department, or unit head submitting the response.
- • Limit written responses to two pages or less.
Refer to the "Criteria Section" of the Procedures to be Invoked for Significant Budget Reallocations and Reductions. Refer to particular sections if you are making an argument that reduction or elimination or reorganization is inadvisable.
Please direct written responses to the Academic Planning Committee, c/o Dr. William Nunez, APC Secretary, 332 Canfield Administration Building, 0435, or email@example.com by 3:00 p.m., May 4, 2011.
Upon evaluation of the initial written responses, APC may request further information in the form of expanded reports. Budget hearings are open to anyone: faculty, staff, students and the general public.
Again, a budget hearing is scheduled for May 10, 2011. The agenda and times will be announced on May 6, 2011. This budget hearing will be held in the City Campus Union and room will be posted under "Academic Planning Committee Budget Hearing."