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  • FY 2008 Funded Work Plan Initiatives

    $617,500 Allocated for FY 2008 Work Plan Initiatives; 19 Work Plan Initiatives Funded

    The University Planning & Budget Committee recommended funding 19 work plan initiatives for Fiscal Year 2008 at its meeting on Thursday, May 10, 2007. The recommendations follow a semester-long review of proposals for the new fiscal year that were presented by Athletics, Office of the President, University Advancement, University Development & Alumni Relations, Academic Affairs, Administrative Affairs, and Student Affairs.

    The committee made its selections from 56 proposed initiatives that totaled $1,896,697.

    Each division of the University prepared a master work plan presentation for the University Planning & Budget Committee outlining Fiscal Year 2008 priorities. Based on the presentation and discussion, the University Planning & Budget Committee recommended and President Barden approved funding the following work plan initiatives for FY 2008.

    MnSCU Strategic Direction 1: Increase access & opportunity

    $16,000 Assistant Swimming Coach
    $135,000 Bioscience Collaborations, Electronic Library Reserves, and Operations Management & Coordination with Businesses
    $5,225 Dragons After Dark  
    $150,000 Recruitment & Image Advertising Initiative, Phase III

    MnSCU Strategic Direction 2: Promote & measure high-quality learning programs & services

    $40,000 Criminal Justice
    $16,000 Emergency Blue Light Telephones
    $29,000 Increase 2 PT Faculty Lines in MC to Full-time
    $21,000 Increase Assist VP for Assessment to 0.74 FTE from 0.50
    $55,500 International Programs Staffing
    $26,550 RightNow Technology

    MnSCU Strategic Direction 4: Innovate to Meet Current & Future Educational Needs Efficiently

    $5,225 Administrative Affairs Training
    $10,000 Building Services Improvement
    $20,000 Continuous Upgrade of Campus Computer Network
    $14,000 Institutional Emergency Operations Plan Training & Supplies
    $16,000 Nemzek Hall Security
    $38,000 Office and Administrative Specialist Intermediate (.75 FTE)
    $20,000 Special Major Gifts Initiative

    University Planning & Budget Committee membership includes:

    • Roland Barden, President (Chairperson)
    • Bette Midgarden, Vice President Academic Affairs
    • David Crockett, Vice President Facilities & Administration
    • Warren Wiese, Vice President Student Affairs
    • Doug Hamilton, Executive Director Public Relations
    • Brittney Goodman, Associate VP, Instructional Resources
    • Rinita Dalan, IFO, Anthropology & Earth Science
    • Barb Matthees, IFO, Nursing
    • Larry Schwartz, IFO, Instructional Resources
    • Scott Seltveit, IFO, Technology
    • Cliff Schuette, MSUAASF, Counseling Center
    • Bryan Kotta, MAPE, Information Technology
    • Nancy Kruse, AFSCME, Continuing Studies
    • Dave Renecker, AFSCME, Physical Plant
    • Leigh Wilson-Mattson, Student, Student Senate President
    • Joe Rapp, Student
    • Jennifer Ohren, Student
    • Michael Redlinger, Neighborhood Representative
    • Jean Hollaar, ex-officio, University Planning & Budget Officer