Procedures To Be Invoked For Significant Budget Reallocations And Reductions - Phase Three

APC review of proposals, hearings, final recommendations to the Chancellor, and final budget reallocations and reduction decisions.

  1. Units and persons affected by budget reallocation and reduction proposals may elect to prepare written responses to those proposals and submit them to the Academic Planning Committee. The format of these responses will be determined by the Academic Planning Committee and announced at the time the budget proposals are released to the public.

  2. As part of the review process, the Academic Planning Committee shall invite all persons employed in affected units to appear and speak at a timely public hearing or hearings to clarify issues raised by the proposals or written responses received. The Academic Planning Committee chair, at his or her discretion, may recognize other affected parties to speak at such hearings. A copy of the current operation procedures of the APC with respect to budget reallocation shall be publicly available from the Faculty Senate.

  3. The Academic Planning Committee deliberates and advises the chancellor on the implications of each academic program budget proposal (such as inter-unit and inter- college relationships and the impact on institutional goals and priorities) and recommends how to meet the academic program budget reallocation and reduction target. The Academic Planning Committee also considers the impact of budget reallocation and reduction proposals from the support and service units on the academic programs.

  4. The chancellor discusses the Academic Planning Committee's advice and recommendations with the Academic Planning Committee, the Faculty Senate President or designee, and the Senior Administrative Team. Following those discussions, the chancellor will decide upon specific budget reallocation and reduction action.

  5. The chancellor publicly announces specific budget reallocation and reduction decisions and forwards those requiring regental approval to the Board of Regents through the Office of the President or the president's designated representatives. The chancellor will also forward proposals requiring Graduate Council consideration to the UNL Graduate Council and, as required, to the Executive Graduate Council of the University of Nebraska. Recommendations made by the Academic Planning Committee will be included in the public announcement.