The Kansan will be providing live updates on Interim Provost Carl Lejuez's last budget conversation of the semester, where he will reveal the final details of the new budget model. Sophia Belshe, the Kansan's administration reporter, and Nicole Asbury, the Kansan's investigative reporter, will start sharing information at 3:30 p.m. from Spooner Hall. For more information on the new budget model, click here.
Ahead of the conversation, here's what we know:— Nicole Asbury (@NicoleAsbury) May 1, 2019
• The new budget model is a hybrid model
• It's partially going to be based off of students enrolled per credit hour, and then by merit
• The model will have a shadow year for it to be phased in
The presentation has started. Interim Provost Carl Lejuez said that today he will present the new budget model in its entirety for the first time.— Sophia Belshe (@SophiaBelshe) May 1, 2019
"It's important to know that this is not something that's come up without any conversation," Lejuez said.
Lejuez is going over the central held funds saved for strategic priorities.— Sophia Belshe (@SophiaBelshe) May 1, 2019
"We need to ask ourselves: does the budget model really reflect all the things that are important to our University?"
Lejuez said what makes this budget model different is the inclusion of strategic priorities beyond student credit hours.— Sophia Belshe (@SophiaBelshe) May 1, 2019
Unit allocations for academic units:
- 65% goes to student credit hours
- 20% to research
- 10% to student success
- 5% to other strategic priorities
The other strategic priorities category includes:— Sophia Belshe (@SophiaBelshe) May 1, 2019
- diversity, equity and inclusion
- faculty/staff development
- collaboration (internal, local and global)
- fundraising/alumni engagement
Each accounts for 1% of the unit allocations for academic units.
The FY20 budget will use the old style and will be based on performances in 2018. FY21 will be the first budget with the new model.— Sophia Belshe (@SophiaBelshe) May 1, 2019
A GTA from the English department here with the Graduate Teaching Assistant Coalition is now asking Lejuez about transparency regarding information requests.— Sophia Belshe (@SophiaBelshe) May 1, 2019
Lejuez said he doesn't know of any requests that have not been granted, and that the office is transparent.