Committee on University Budget & Priorities

Purpose: Shall examine all proposals for intercollegiate programs, general education courses or other major initiatives with possible budgetary implications before the Faculty Senate and report to the Chair of the Faculty Senate the examination results prior to the proposals being voted on.

Shall every year produce a report card to be presented before the Faculty Senate during the April meeting. This report card must contain data concerning faculty salaries as compared to CUPA averages, the relative sizes of the faculty and student body (graduate and undergraduate), the relative sizes of the faculty and the administration, the relative sizes of the faculty and staff, average class sizes at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and the use of ranked and unranked faculty in instruction.

Shall every five years produce a report concerning staffing and budget trends across the Missouri State University system. This report must include data analysis which identifies and describes the absolute and relative growth/decline in University units in terms of both FTEs and budgets over the period of the study, absolute and relative growth/decline in University job families (administrative, professional, ranked faculty, unranked faculty, technical, clerical, and maintenance employees) in terms of both FTEs and budgets over the period of the study, and changes in the proportional distributions of units and job families over the period of the study.

Shall assist appropriate university bodies in identifying and articulating Faculty Senate concerns about budgeting and planning priorities.

Membership: The Committee on University Budget & Priorities of the Faculty Senate shall consist of representatives from each college and additional representatives as defined in http://www.missouristate.edu/facultysenate/entities.htm.  A ranked faculty member shall be elected by his or her respective college councils, based on a nomination from each academic department within that college, at the earliest possible session of the college council in the spring semester, and serve a three-year term.  A committee member may be elected to more than one three-year term.  Membership shall be staggered.  Any unforeseen vacancy on the committee shall be filled by the same election process; such election shall occur at the earliest possible session of the appropriate council following the vacancy.  The Chair-Elect of the Faculty Senate shall call the organizational session of the committee within seven (7) school days after the first Fall Faculty Senate session and preside until the membership has elected a chair who shall serve a one-year term and may be reelected for succeeding terms.

Rebecca Swearingen, RF, COE (Chair), 2018
TBA, MA, CNAS, 2020
TBD, LI, 2021
Mark Paxton, MJ, COAL, 2021
Aaron Sauer, IM, COB, 2021
David Mitchell, EC, CHPA, 2020
Timothy Daugherty, PY, CHHS, 2020
TBA, DCOA
Saibal Mitra, ex officio, Faculty Senate Chair-Elect  2019

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