Folt and Kadish outline budget process
Courtesy Of Dartmouth.Edu
The two College officials tasked with overseeing what could be $100 million in budget cuts over the next two fiscal years — Dean of Faculty and acting Provost Carol Folt, and senior vice president and strategic advisor Steven Kadish — outlined the process that will guide the expense reduction efforts in a campus-wide e-mail on Friday.
Dartmouth’s Budget Committee, which is chaired by Folt and Kadish, will review suggestions from members of the College community and use them to inform the recommendations it provides to the Board of Trustees in both February and April.
The Budget Committee has created three separate subcommittees – the Program Management Team, the Administrative Restructuring Team and the Academic Committee on Opportunities and Issues – to handle all “budget and program work that involves entities across the College,” according to the e-mail.
The Administrative Restructuring Team will oversee efforts to “streamline and increase efficiency of administrative and operating processes that take place in departments and programs across Dartmouth,” Folt and Kadish said in the e-mail. The team will use a “re-engineering approach” in order to improve the functioning and financial efficiency of the College’s administrative offices.
The Program Management team will oversee specific projects that arise during the budget restructuring process, while the Academic Committee on Opportunities and Issues will be responsible for any budget proposals – including academic calendar changes, degree requirements and new degree programs – that directly affect the College’s academic programs.
Over the next few months, the Budget Committee will work with the Committee on Priorities, the President’s Administrative Forum, the Student Budget Advisory Committee and the Graduate Student Senate, Folt and Kadish said.