UNL | Academic Planning Committee (20110420_procedures)

To: All University Faculty, Staff and Students

From: Academic Planning Committee (APC)

Date: April 20, 2011

Subject: APC Procedures for Phase Three of the FY2012 UNL Budget Reduction Process

As most are aware, Chancellor Perlman has recommended specific cuts to the UNL FY2012 budget that call for $5.01 million in reductions. The specific recommendations are located on the UNL web site at: http://www.unl.edu/ucomm/chancllr/2011budget/.

The tasks of the APC are to monitor the process and to review the Chancellor's proposed cuts in light of their probable impact on the university's academic mission and recommend them or suggest other ways of meeting the budget reduction goal.

To accomplish this task, the APC welcomes information from all who may be affected by the proposed reductions. This can be accomplished either in person at the scheduled budget hearing or in writing to the Committee. Specifics on presenting at a hearing and how to submit written materials are available in the column at right.

A budget hearing is scheduled for May 10, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the City Campus Union. The room will be posted under "Academic Planning Committee Budget Hearing." Budget hearings are open to anyone: faculty, staff, students and the general public. This is an open invitation and the APC encourages your participation in this process.

Sincerely,

Jennifer I. Brand, Ph.D.
Chair, Academic Planning Committee and Professor, Engineering Research Center

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 wnunez2@unl.edu, 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 wnunez2@unl.edu 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."