Folt and Kadish outline budget process

By Greg Berger , The Dartmouth Staff | 12/11/09 2:12pm

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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.

Greg Berger , The Dartmouth Staff