Welcome from Dr. Richard Brown, Executive Vice Chancellor for Finance, Operations & IT.
Staying true to the planning principle of "protecting the quality of instruction" has proven to be a sound strategy for ensuring campus progress and achievement here at UTC. As we look forward to next year's budget, the UTC spirit of collaborative planning, shared vision, and strategic alignment of resources have positioned us to attain continuous quality improvement, enrollment growth, and "financial rebalancing" that support the delivery of exceptional academic instruction—our core mission.
We enter the 2015-16 budget planning process more efficient and operationally confident in our ability to deliver the highest value to our students and citizens of this region. The primary financial planning focus for 2015-16 and beyond will be to align resources to continue improvement under the State of Tennessee's Complete College Tennessee Act (CCTA) funding formula, which is based on outcomes.
To accomplish this goal, we need your input and involvement. Department heads and division leaders have been instructed to offer opportunities for feedback from their staffs on budget priorities within their respective areas. As each unit completes this process, these priorities and goals will be carried forward within each division for further discussion until all division heads will eventually bring forward a comprehensive budget proposal for their areas.
To stimulate conversations in some specific areas, we invite you to read the budget planning documents linked below. Then give us your thoughts on the questions below—or suggest your own topic for consideration. Please know that your comments can be submitted confidentially unless you choose to include your name on the submission form below.
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Your guidance and involvement is crucial to the success of this planning effort. If you have any other comments, please feel free to email me at Richard-Brown@utc.edu.