Communications from the Office of the Provost

Communications with the university community, papers, reports, presentations and talks.

Reports

Budget Redesign Committee Report, May 2009 (PDF)

Budget Redesign Committee Report, May 2009 (PDF) - October 28, 2009

Formerly called the Tuition Funds Flow Task Force.  This is the committee report on the second phase of the Budget Redesign.

Report and Recommendations from the Taskforce on Undergraduate Education (PDF)

Report and Recommendations from the Taskforce on Undergraduate Education (PDF) - July 30, 2009

Report of the Taskforce on Undergraduate Education that includes an analyis of support for instruction on campus and a review of what faculty members need to be successful in instruction and assessment.

Report of the Provost's Strategic Advisory Council for the Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (PDF)

Report of the Provost's Strategic Advisory Council for the Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (PDF) - June 1, 2009

Report to provide strategic advice to the President and Provost on the current status of and future directions for inventment in the Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

The Provost’s Strategic Advancement Advisory Council (PDF)

The Provost’s Strategic Advancement Advisory Council (PDF) - October 1, 2008

The Provost's Strategic Advancement Advisory Council was created specifically to provide recommendations to the Provost on how to improve the University's effectiveness in securing large grants and contracts in science and engineering fields.  While the council focused primarily on the special infrastructure needed for very large research projects, its recommendations also touch on more wide-ranging issues, such as fostering interdisciplinary collaboration, as a basis for success in "big science."  The Council made clear that "big science" is only part of the balanced portfolio of small and large projects that a great faculty undertake, and that support must be available for the full range of research modes.

The Tuition Flow Task Force (PDF)

The Tuition Flow Task Force (PDF) - August 1, 2008

The Tuition Flow Task Force was created to research how tuition revenues can be directed back to academic units in a more coordinated and incentivized way. Any reforms will be implemented in several phases, the first of which is to weigh the possible value of a new approach to the tuition components of the UA budget. The tuition funds flow report is the result of that first phase. The next phase is to develop models for how to allocate elements of the university budget to support our mission. Should we decide to move forward, the third phase would be to implement a new budget model. In its research on universities that have implemented such models, the committee found that reforming the flow of tuition revenues is a multi-year process that needs to be transparent and open to broad input, and that is the approach that will be followed at the University.

Transformation Plan


Outcomes Phase
Spring 2010

Implementation Phase: 2009-2010
Summer 2009

Transformation Plan: Process Begins
Fall 2008