This body is advisory to the President and establishes priority funding recommendations based on the university’s strategic plan.
Scope of Responsibilities:
The University Budget Committee (UBC) is an advisory group consisting of representation from faculty, classified staff, exempt staff, students and administrators. This body is advisory to the President and all members shall be appointed by the President based on recommendations from appropriate constituencies. The UBC shall work with the President to establish priority funding recommendations based on the university’s strategic plan. The Budget committee will review new budget proposals. In time of budget reversions the committee will review budget reduction plans. In addition, the committee will participate in the development of the University funding initiatives which are submitted biennially to Olympia. Committee members are expected to represent their constituencies while applying a university wide perspective to the budget deliberations and recommendations. The committee will be chaired by the VP for Business and Finance who will have no voting rights. The Budget office will staff the committee and maintain minutes and official records of actions. The Budget Committee will meet once monthly throughout the year.
Four faculty members nominated by the faculty senate
One classified staff member
One student representative
One representative from exempt staff
One representative from each of the VP areas
One representative from Athletics
One professional staff member
Each dean or division head prepares the necessary planning forms to submit to the VP of the appropriate division for consideration through the divisional budget process. Budget request are then forwarded to the University Budget Committee. The UBC holds hearings in which the units may justify their requests. These hearings are open to the campus community. The UBC makes a preliminary recommendation to the President. Final allocations are made after consultation with the Board of Trustees.
Meeting Schedules, Agendas and Notes
Meetings are from 1:30-3:00pm in PUB 261, unless otherwise noted (in bold)
CHENEY, Wash.- Eastern Washington University President Rodolfo Arévalo is issuing the following statement in light of the Gov. Gregoire's recent budget proposal and the special legislative session which begins Monday, Nov. 28.
"Eastern Washington University understands that more budget cuts need to be made given the shrinking financial resources the state of Washington is trying to manage. The proposed 17 percent reduction to our current operating budget would significantly impact Eastern's ability to provide a quality education to our students. EWU appreciates the governor's willingness to propose a revenue generating package that would mitigate these cuts. I am supportive of the efforts of the governor, and the Legislature, as they work together to find funding sources that would benefit our students."