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January 12, 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015

Enhanced Budgeteer Role:

  • Continued rollout of BudCast training materials
  • Will be forming a BudCast Steering Committee to help prioritize reporting needs and enhancements to BudCast

Redesign KU's Annual Budget Process:  encompass all sources of funding

  • Planning to open the BCP system and begin phase 1 of the FY 2016 budget preparation process no later than 01/20/2015

Create Budgetary Incentivesto grow enrollment & sponsored research, rewarding accountability

  • Growing enrollment (summary as of 12/31/2014)
    • Three schools (Business, Engineering, and Law) are operating under a funding model whereby credit hours (and associated tuition revenue) are tracked against a baseline.
      • Either a portion of the tuition revenue above the baseline is provided back to the school, or funding is returned if enrollment drops
    • KUAAP – KU Academic Accelerator Program
      • The university has partnered with Shorelight Education to recruit undergraduate international students to KU
      • We welcomed our first cohort of students in Fall 2014
    • Online Enrollment
      • The School of Education is partnering with Everspring, an educational, technology, design and services firm, on a program which will allow working professionals to further their education, advance their careers and make new innovations in the field of education without requiring their presence on campus.

For Spring 2015, students will be enrolled in programs in the departments of Special Education, Curriculum & Instruction, and Educational Leadership & Policy Studies.

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Changing for Excellence was the featured cover story in the January, 2015 edition of Business Officer, the official magazine of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). You can read the full story online.

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