Memorandum

Academic Planning Committee (APC) Procedures for the UNL Budget Reduction Process, 2003-04/2004-05
MARCH 10, 2003

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 noon, March 24, 2003.

• 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 General Budget Framework Document, Fiscal Years 2003-04, 2004-05 and 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 in the Office of Institutional Research and planning by noon, April 4, 2003.

• 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 Deans or Vice Chancellors to discuss budget reductions proposed for their units.

• The APC has scheduled a hearing on March 12, 2003 to obtain general perspectives from consitituent groups on the General Budget Framework. Representatives of the following groups have been invited: The Academic Senate Executive Committee, AAUP, ASUN, UNOPA, UAAD, Agriculture Builders of Nebraska, and the Nebraska Alumni Association. The hearing will be held from 2:30 to 5:30pm in the Nebraska Union (City Campus) and is open to the public.

• The APC’s goal is to schedule Open Discussion Sessions with invited units during a three-week period starting March 26 and ending April 10, 2003. During that same three-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 responses.

Recommendations to the Chancellor

• The APC plans to make its recommendations on Phase One to the Chancellor by April 15, 2003. APC deliberations will be held in closed sessions.