Thank you to everyone who submitted the following strategic budget input.
Using the College’s budget principles, the Cabinet and management team reviewed the feedback from our college community from February 13, 2012 through March 22, 2012. The Cabinet and management team categorized the budget recommendations into either a revenue generation measure or into one of three cost saving measures. The cost saving measures were
- Essential to our core values, but need to improve their efficiencies and effectiveness.
- Essential to our core values, but different service model needed to reduce costs.
- Potential restructuring or targeted reductions.
The Cabinet also determined whether or not the budget recommendations could be completed in the:
- Short-term (2013)
- Future (2014 and Beyond)
The College is currently employing some of the recommendations proposed. The cabinet has elected not to pursue some budget recommendations because of cost, contractual agreements, conflicts with state statute, MnSCU policy, Saint Paul College policy or procedure, or the budget suggestion has been tried in the past, but operational costs outweighed the benefits.
For detailed information about how your feedback was categorized, please see the following:
Budget Recommendations Implementation Mid-Year Progress Update
For the 2012-2013 academic year, one of President Dastmozd’s goals is to implement 50% of the short-term suggestions and complete further review and planning for 33% of the medium-term suggestions created with campus community input obtained during last year’s strategic budgeting alignment process. For a list of budget suggestions the College will implement and research this academic year, please see Budget Suggestions Implementation.