Even though the start of the fiscal year is six months away, budget planning for Academic Affairs is in full swing for FY16-17. I hosted an OAA budget open forum on November 18 as an opportunity to reflect on FY14-15, take stock of our current fiscal year performance and trends, and describe the FY16-17 process.
I invited Margaret Everett, Vice Provost for International Affairs and Dean of Graduate Studies, and Stephen Percy, Dean of College of Urban and Public Affairs, to speak to PSU’s successes of how our new budget model, Integrated Planning of Enrollment and Budget (IPEB), helps us corroborate and carry out interdisciplinary work at PSU.
View our vlog to learn more about the University’s accomplishments in interdisciplinary work and our future plans.
It has been a beautiful summer in Portland and a good reason for me to take a hiatus from blogging. It is now time to get back to sharing ideas and information via my blog on a regular schedule.
On occasion, such as this one, I will “vlog” – the term cool kids use for a video blog. This vlog outlines the integration of Performance-based budgeting (PBB) and Strategic Enrollment Management Planning (SEM) now known as Integrated Planning-Enrollment & Budget at PSU. Have a listen to my vlog highlighting our presentation at the Society for College and University Planners (SCUP), where we discussed PSU’s innovative integration.
Let me know what you think about the new vlog format by commenting below.
On June 25 and 26, almost 50 people filled a room in Cramer Hall for a work session on Strategic Enrollment Management Planning and Performance-Based Budgeting (SEM/PBB). On a beautiful Thursday and Friday, PSU deans, associate deans, fiscal officers, the chair and co-chair of the Faculty Senate Budget Committee, associate vice presidents, vice provosts, and a few vice presidents spent a day and a half sharing ideas for improving the SEM/PBB process.
Data has mattered to me my entire professional career. My cartographic training prepared me to use and display all types of data. I also taught courses in cartography – Geographic Information Science (GIS), Statistics, and Spatial Statistical Analysis.
Data can be powerful. Quantitative data is perceived to be concrete, accurate, precise and convincing. It is thought to represent the ‘unquestionable truth.’ We often ask: “What does the data show us?” “Where is the data to back that up?” “How much data do you have?”
A faculty member on the Faculty Senate Budget Committee (FSBC) recently asked me if there are clear-cut and publicly available principles that govern the discussions and decisions for Performance Based Budgeting (PBB) at PSU.
PBB has moved PSU away from incremental based budgeting of our Education and General Fund Budget (E&G), which made it difficult to reflect growing or declining conditions to a new model that aligns resources with changing learning needs, program development, and demand, quality, support of faculty and innovation. PBB requires the work and input of many and has been an iterative process.