Video link to Oct. 22 Budget Town Hall
On Oct. 22, Chancellor Watson and campus leadership held a live Budget Town Hall via Webex Events to discuss the current budget situation and possible paths for moving our university forward.
If you were unable to join during the live event, you are strongly encouraged to watch the video, which covered a wide variety of important topics including our current budget situation, financial plan and strategies to name a few.
Our panelists included:
- Dwight Watson, Chancellor
- Greg Cook, Interim Provost
- Taryn Carothers, Interim Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs
- Artanya Wesley, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
- Greg Rutzen, Vice Chancellor for University Advancement
Many questions from faculty, staff and students were also addressed during the presentation.
Here is the video link to the Budget town hall:
For easy reference, here are the time stamps so that you can quickly navigate to topics of interest to you.
32:06—Do we have an estimate of the size of the cost-saving measures?
33:10—Why are budget expenditures increasing this year to next year?
35:18—Can you further define lump sum payments? Does this include overloads?
37:22—Will there be layoffs? Will furloughs continue?
39:19—What is the difference between freezing vacancies and a moratorium on non-essential hiring?
40:04—How secure are student workers’ jobs?
41:05—What is the strategy in place to advocate for a tuition increase?
41:55—How many layoffs will be happening and when will that process begin?
42:55—How are professional development and tuition reimbursement programs impacted?
44:40—How do our budget concerns compare to other UW System institutions?
45:22—Will each department implement cost-saving measures?
46:40—Will the 2% pay raise happen in 2021?
47:13—Can you speak to the specific investments that may be reviewed?
48:57—Can someone give the single figure for this fiscal year’s deficit?
52:17—What is included in unbudgeted expenses?
53:49—Would we sell off negative generating physical assets?
54:29—Where can we receive marketing assistance?
56:58—Will cuts be based off of each college's revenue generation?