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Academic Planning Committee (APC) Procedures
for Phase Three of the UNL Budget Reduction Process


FEBRUARY 5, 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 an expedient distribution of the responses to APC members, twenty 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 February 11, 2002.

  Departments or units with a proposed budget reduction may submit a written response of no more than two 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. Refer to sections indicating that reduction or elimination or reorganization is inadvisable.


Further Information and Discussion Sessions

  Upon evaluation of the initial written responses, APC may request from some units, further information in the form of expanded reports.

  Based on reduction proposals, written responses and expanded reports received, APC may invite representatives from affected units to appear to clarify issues raised by the proposals, written responses or expanded reports received. Discussion Sessions starting at 1:00pm have been scheduled for February 26 and 27, 2002. The February 26th Discussion Session will be held in the Nebraska Union on City Campus. The February 27th Discussion Session will be held in East Campus Union. A General Hearing available to anyone wishing to share thoughts with the APC about the proposed reductions will be held on February 25, 2002 starting at 3:30 pm in the Nebraska Union on City Campus. Rooms in which the discussion sessions and hearing will be held will be posted under "Academic Planning Committee Budget Hearings."

  The format of the Discussion Sessions and General Hearing will be announced on February 21, 2002.


Recommendations to the Chancellor

  The APC plans to conclude its deliberations and make its recommendations to the Chancellor by March 4, 2002. APC deliberations will be held in closed session.

     




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