Video link to Oct. 29 budget town hall
On Oct. 29, 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 budget strategies and Budget Operations Committee (BOC) 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.
7:04—Updates from Greg Cook
17:00—Updates from Taryn Carothers
37:38—Have the co-chairs of the BOC been identified?
38:10—What feedback mechanisms are set in place for the BOC?
39:01—Will every department be required to lay off staff?
39:40—Will some staff be encouraged to retire early?
40:04—Where will BOC agendas be listed?
40:35—Can we have two representatives from each governance group on the BOC?
41:50—Will the system be allowed to evaluate undergraduate tuition rates?
42:34—Is it possible to have faculty teach more classes but swap out a task for tenure?
43:58—Do the lump sum payments include summer and winterim?
45:22—Will the BOC decide and enforce this new budget?
46:43—Is fiscal years 23 and beyond not included in BOC?
47:20—What about revenue generation?
48:14—What ideally would staffing cuts notifications look like?
49:56—What happened to the SPBC?
51:45—Why is the new BOC just now put into effect?
52:39—Why only one faculty representative on the BOC?
53:01—Is there a plan to alleviate student concerns about the Spring semester?
55:25—Are furloughs expected to continue into Fall of 2021?