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University Budget Development Committee (UBDC)

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University Budget Development Committee (UBDC) Charge

The University Budget Development Committee (UBDC), an Ad Hoc committee, will report to the Chancellor and will be dissolved when the charge is complete. The UBDC will be composed of previous members of the Chancellor’s Study Group—Budget Structures, one representative from each of the four University shared governance groups, and other members recommended by the committee chair. Professor M. Ryan Haley will serve as the committee chair.

The work of the UBDC will use, as the basis of its work, the findings outlined in the white paper produced by the Chancellor’s Study Group—Budget Structures.

The deliverables from the work of this committee will include the following:

1. A recommendation to the Chancellor by Jan. 31, 2016, that will include the following:

a. If the University should change budget structures, and

b. Identification of a prospective budget model family, if warranted,

c. Several case studies about the prospective budget model family, if warranted, including at least one involving a failure of said budget model family.

d. An outline of the “flavor” the UBDC foresees as best matching UW Oshkosh’s needs, if warranted.

2. In formulating this recommendation, the UBDC will gather input from University constituencies including shared governance groups, academic and non-academic unit leaders at the dean/director level, and individuals from the faculty, staff and students. The UBDC will make every attempt to engage these constituencies through public forums, group meetings and written input.

3. Once the Chancellor makes the final decision on the budget structure question, the UBDC will then design and implement a transition to the new budget structure, if warranted. It is expected that such a transition would take up to three years to complete. Membership of the UBDC can be changed as needed over this time period.

In addition to the five desiderata set forth in the white paper produced by the Chancellor’s Study Group—Budget Structures, new budget model should also:

  1. Support academic freedom;
  2. Support UW Oshkosh’s commitment to liberal arts and professional studies;
  3. Encourage enrollment growth given its centrality to UW Oshkosh’s financial condition;
  4. Focus on the university-to-college/unit level (budgetary models within the colleges, for example, will remain the purview of the deans)
  5. Consider all forms of revenue and costs.

Please accept by sincere thanks on behalf of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh for the time, effort and talent you will provide to move the University into its next chapter of greatness.

Committee Members

  • Scott Beyer, Interim Dean, College of Business
  • M. Ryan Haley, Professor of Economics (UBDC Chair)
  • Julia Hodgen, University Staff Council
  • John Koker, Dean, College of Letters and Science
  • Jean Kwaterski, Assistant to Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs
  • Leslie Neal-Boylan, Dean, College of Nursing
  • Reggie Parson, Oshkosh Student Association
  • Matt Suwalski, Senate of Academic Staff
  • William Wacholtz, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Faculty Senate
  • Lori Worm, Associate Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services
  • Fred Yeo, Dean, College of Education and Human Services