Procedures To Be Invoked For Significant Budget Reallocations And Reductions - Footnotes

1 This document was originally prepared by a committee of current and former Academic Planning Committee members, then Chancellor Graham Spanier and Professor George Tuck, then President of the UNL Academic Senate. This current version was approved in 2011.

2 Senior Administrative Team consists of the Chancellor, Senior Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs, NU Vice President and IANR Vice Chancellor, Vice Chancellor Research & Economic Development, Vice Chancellor Student Affairs, Vice Chancellor Business & Finance, Associate to the Chancellor and Chief of Staff, Assistant to the Chancellor for Community Affairs, Assistant to the Chancellor and Director of Equity, Access & Diversity, Assistant to the Chancellor for Organizational Development, Chief Information Officer, Director of University Communications, Director of Institutional Research & Planning, Director of Nebraska Alumni Association, and Director of Athletics.

3 Throughout this document, a director is defined as anyone (other than clerical/secretarial/service staff) who reports directly to a vice chancellor or anyone, excepting the vice chancellors or clerical/secretarial/service staff, who reports directly to the chancellor.

4 The chancellor may name a designee to carry out this function.

5 The general budget framework will establish the options, emphases and limitations of the budget reallocation and reduction process. It will include the reduction/reallocation total that must be achieved by the institution. It may also provide reduction/reallocation assignments to various units, or could ask for responses to various reduction scenarios. Time-lines for accomplishing reductions and reallocations should be targeted. The framework may also include certain constraints resulting from legislation or institutional priorities that must be considered.

6 Once this process is invoked by the Chancellor, the Presidents of UAAD and UNOPA or their designees shall serve on the APC only during Phases One, Two, and Three of the budget reallocation and reduction process, and shall vote only on budget reduction matters.

7 References to the vice chancellors working with their deans and directors should be interpreted as including any administrator designated by the chancellor to work with directors or program heads which report directly to the Chancellor’s Office.