Academic Planning Committee (APC) Procedures
for the UNL Budget Reduction Process, Round Three

SEPTEMBER 10, 2002

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Procedures for Submitting Written Responses to Budget Reduction Proposals

•  Please direct department or unit responses to the Academic Planning Committee. Indicate the Budget Reduction Item that is being addressed and the department or unit making the response. Also indicate the name and phone number of the department or unit head submitting the response. To facilitate expedient distribution of the responses to APC members, twenty (20) copies of each unit response are requested.

•  Responses are due in the office of Institutional Research and Planning (332 Canfield Administration Building) by 3:00 pm September 20, 2002.

•  Departments or units with a proposed budget reduction may submit a written response of no more than three pages.

•  Departments or units that would be affected by a proposed reduction to another unit’s budget may submit a written response of no more than one page.

•  Responses should be guided by the criteria section of the Procedures to be Invoked for Significant Budget Reallocations and Reductions document.

Further Information and Discussion Sessions

•  The APC may request further information in the form of expanded reports that will be due October 2, 2002.

•  Based on reduction proposals, written responses and expanded reports received, the APC may invite representatives from affected units to appear to clarify issues raised by the proposals, written responses or expanded reports. The APC may also invite Vice Chancellors to discuss budget reductions proposed for their units.

•  The APC’s goal is to schedule Open Discussion Sessions during a two-week period starting October 7 and ending October 18, 2002. During that same two week period, one or more Open General Hearings will be scheduled for anyone wishing to share thoughts with the APC about the proposed reductions. The format, exact dates, times and locations for the General Hearings and Discussion Sessions will be announced after the APC has had an opportunity to review the budget reduction proposals and written responses.

Recommendations to the Chancellor

•  The APC plans to make its recommendations to the Chancellor by October 28, 2002. APC deliberations will be held in closed sessions.

Document: Procedures to be Invoked for Significant Budget Reallocations and Reductions