ERIC Number: ED463021
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
The Faculty Role in Planning and Budgeting.
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.
This paper presents a set of recommendations from the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges that can be applied by local academic senates as they create and improve their local planning and budget processes. Recommendations include: (1) planning should drive budgeting, never the reverse; (2) planning, in an academic context, should be a bottom-up process in that faculty should determine what is needed to serve students most effectively; (3) budget requests should be evaluated in accordance with explicit, detailed criteria that have been agreed to in advance by the affected constituencies; (4) the bulk of the work of planning and budgeting should be done by small, efficient subcommittees; (5) larger shared governance committees should exist only at the top of the process, and should perform the function of synthesizing the input from the smaller subcommittees; (6) proposed changes to the institutional master plan should be the result of observing trends and problems reflected in the annual plans of departments; (7) final recommendations of the planning and budget committees should be reviewed by the academic senate, as well as by other campus constituencies; and (8) the academic senate should take responsibility for ensuring that collegewide priorities and programs are addressed in the planning and budget process. Appendices include a staffing committee member ranking form, an organizational chart, and an overall composite score form. (KP)
Descriptors: Budgeting, College Governing Councils, College Planning, Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Governing Boards, Planning Commissions, Strategic Planning, Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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Authoring Institution: Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.