FY2018-2019 Budget Reduction Process

First set of proposed budget reductions identified November 16, 2017

The first of two sets of budget-reduction proposals at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln would represent nearly $3.8 of $8.5 million in total expected cuts.

The first set of proposed reductions are focused mainly in the Office of the Chancellor, the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer, and the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. They include shifting costs for bus service to and from Nebraska Innovation Campus from state resources to fee revenues, a consolidation of communications and marketing at the university, and reducing budgets for summer school, the Rural Futures Institute and utilities.

On Nov. 15, administrators presented the first set of proposals to the university’s Academic Planning Committee. The committee -- a university-wide group that formulates and recommends academic and planning goals and initiatives for the institution – works with the administration when programmatic cuts and reallocations are being considered.

The current proposed budget reductions are set apart from, and in addition to, the Budget Response Initiative process at the four-institution university system level.

A second set of proposed budget reductions will be presented and discussed Dec. 6. The university’s process to reduce its Fiscal Year 2018 and 2019 budget by roughly $8.5 million, as part of general reductions throughout the overall university system, began in September and is expected to be completed in early spring.

The APC will hold public hearings to receive feedback from the university community before making recommendations on the proposals. See the current budget timetable.

Read the proposals presented on November 15.

Previous announcements
Budget recommendations to be presented in November, begun in early spring October 26, 2017
Letter from Chancellor Green – Budget perspective January 27, 2017