FY2018-2019 Budget Reduction Process

Chancellor finalizes budget cuts for 2018-19 fiscal yearJune 7, 2018

After accepting recommendations by the Academic Planning Committee, Chancellor Ronnie Green finalized $2.9 million in University of Nebraska-Lincoln budget cuts that will take effect in the 2018-19 fiscal year.

Proposed cuts were announced April 19 in response to a 1 percent reduction in state support for the university. The Academic Planning Committee, a university-wide group that works with the administration to review proposed programmatic cuts and reallocations, reviewed the proposals and made its recommendations last month.

The APC concluded that the cuts, which eliminate two academic programs and at least 18 faculty and staff positions, were designed to cause the least harm possible to the university. Nonetheless they represent lost opportunities.

“Under other circumstances, these 18 positions could have been used to reinforce areas of need in the university and open up new areas of opportunity in teaching, research and service,” said APC Chair Ken Bloom. He and other members noted that the university has implemented $6.3 million in permanent budget cuts this calendar year.

Previous announcements
APC budget hearing set for May 2April 20, 2018
Chancellor announces $2.9 million in proposed budget cutsApril 19, 2018
Chancellor invokes APC budget-cutting processApril 12, 2018
Chancellor: Budget cuts proposed in 2017 now final March 16, 2018
Additional budget cuts not needed — yet December 14, 2017
APC budget hearing set for Jan. 17 December 6, 2017
Bus fee, communication restructuring withdrawn from budget proposal December 14, 2017
First set of proposed budget reductions identified November 16, 2017
Budget recommendations to be presented in November, begun in early spring October 26, 2017
Letter from Chancellor Green – Budget perspective January 27, 2017