UTC Vision 2025 - Achieving Excellence

As UTC develops a new strategic plan, it is an excellent time for the campus to examine our goals and the available resources and develop an implementation plan to realize our vision and achieve excellence. “UTC Vision 2025 – Achieving Excellence” is a process for our campus to address how we take advantage of technology to be more efficient, effective and entrepreneurial.

The process called “UTC Vision 2025 – Achieving Excellence" will reallocate 4.75 percent of the base budget, approximately $5-6 million.  There will be three phases as described below:

Phase One

Unit/College Level Discussions and Recommendations

The process at the college/unit level will be open and inclusive and run by a dean/director in coordination with the appropriate Vice Chancellor.  Each unit will have a budget reduction goal and develop proposals to meet the target amount.  Colleges and Units will consult, work with, and refer ideas to the Organizational Appraisal and Technology Committees as needed.  College/Unit recommendations will go to the appropriate division head and then to the University Planning and Resources Advisory Council (UPRAC).

Organizational Appraisal Committee

This committee is co-chaired by Robert Dooley, Dean of the College of Business and Susan Davidson, Professor of Nursing and President of the UTC Faculty Senate.  The committee will provide a campus level review of programs and areas and an examination of the potential impact of any proposed changes in the academic or administrative structure.  The committee will consult, work with, and refer ideas to the Technology Committee and Colleges/Units as needed.  The committee’s final recommendations will be made to the University Planning and Resource Advisory Council (UPRAC).

Technology Committee

This committee is co-chaired by Tom Hoover, Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer and Theresa Liedtka, Dean of the Library.  The committee will examine technology in all aspects of campus operations and develop a draft plan for sustainability, including a budget.  The committee will consult, work with, and refer ideas to the Organizational Appraisal Committee and Colleges/Units as needed.  The committee’s final recommendations will be made to the University Planning and Resource Advisory Council (UPRAC).

Phase Two

Campus Level Input and Review; University Planning and Resource Advisory Council.

This committee is co-chaired by Dr. Jerald Ainsworth, Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dr. Richard Brown, Executive Vice Chancellor Finance and Operations. The committee is charged with studying, discussing and prioritizing all budget reduction proposals and ideas and generating final recommendations for the Chancellor.  

Phase Three

Final Decision

The Chancellor will make final decisions based on the final recommendations received from UPRAC and consultation with the Executive Team, the Council of Deans and others as needed.

The entire reallocation process is expected to conclude by late March 2015.

Comments

Please help us make this an inclusive and informed process; send budget related questions or comments to:

http://www.utc.edu/business-financial-affairs/budget-chatt.php