Identification of Selected Issues and Challenges Facing Florida A
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Identification of Selected Issues and Challenges Facing Florida A&M University Castell Vaughn Bryant Interim President Financial Management and Accountability 1. Inappropriate Configuration of Accounting and Reporting Systems 2. Inadequately Prepared and Insufficient University Staff 3. Inadequate Strategic, Financial, and Budget Planning 4. Inadequate Compliance Control and Enforcement of Fiscal Policies 5. Limitations of Physical Space, Equipment and Technology Financial Management and Accountability (cont.) Inefficient Organizational Structure Inability for Users to Generate Reports to Facilitate Daily Operations Sub-optimization of Auxiliary Revenues Inefficient Data Management & Data Mining General Administrative-Operational Continuous Implementation of Internal Controls with the Segregation of Duties in Key and High Risk areas Continuous development of appropriate policies and procedures for various work units of the University University-wide records management and retention program General Administrative-Operational To become an organization that is nimble and able to decide, respond, and react quickly in today’s fast- changing environment Increased technological requirements within an old infrastructure To ensure that a culture of accountability and responsibility is developed and maintained. General Administrative-Operational Selection and Retention of the Right People for University Workforce Right people in the right roles Adequate backup and training Resolve the Multiplicity of University Employment of University Employees Ex. Full-time employment with the university, and secondary employment with university in OPS or Adjunct positions under different contracts. To offer the appropriate number and mix of academic programs and services within the limited fiscal resources of the University Improve retention and progression of students at all levels General Administrative-Operational Refinancing of Housing Bonds To Facilitate Renovations and Upgrading of Housing and Residence Life Facilities New Student Health Center (per American College Health Association Report) Appropriate Space for Counseling Center per International Association of College Services accreditation visit and Enrollment Services Appropriate Staffing for Enrollment Management Functions Appropriate Level of Staffing of Campus law enforcement for size of FAMU Community Information Technology Full implementation of the University’s Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plan Identification and recruitment of large enterprise information security professionals Less than 20% of FAMU classrooms can support digital/distance learning Greater than 60% of the campus network is obsolete Yearly funding will be required to meet continuous networking infrastructure upgrades Information Technology Establishment of a hardware replacement process Complete Implementation of the University’s Business Information System Applications Financials Student Administration Human Resources Establishing a complete management process for internal and external reporting Enhance wide area network access on campus and to remote sites Review of Academic Programs and Curriculum (Information in Binder - Tab A) Academic Support 2005 - 2006 FAMU 28.3% 11.5% FAMU 8.1% FGCU 4.8% FIU 2.2% UNF UCF 1.8% FAU 1.2% USF 1.0% UWF 0.6% FSU 0.5% UF 0.3% NCF 0.0% 5.0% 10.0% 15.0% 20.0% 25.0% 30.0% Data Source: Student Data Course Files and Retention Files, Florida, Board of Governors 2005 - 2006 FAMU 21.8% 13.6% FAMU 4.2% FGCU 2.9% FIU 2.7% UCF UNF 1.3% FAU 1.2% UF 1.0% USF 0.8% FSU 0.7% NCF 0.3% UWF 0.0% 5.0% 10.0% 15.0% 20.0% 25.0% Data Source: Student Data Course Files and Retention Files, Florida, Board of Governors An Example of Student Progression and Completion National Merit Scholars 97/98 90 80 84 77 70 72 69 60 50 40 37 30 25 20 12 10 13 8 0 1 2 4 1 6 0 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th Students Enrolled Students Graduated Data Source: Student Data Course Files and Retention Files, Florida, Board of Governors National Merit Scholars 98/99 80 70 71 64 60 59 50 51 40 30 27 23 20 10 9 12 10 2 2 4 0 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th Students Enrolled Students Graduated Data Source: Student Data Course Files and Retention Files, Florida, Board of Governors National Merit Scholars 99/00 60 59 55 50 48 40 42 30 20 19 22 10 12 10 8 3 1 0 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th Students Enrolled Students Graduated Data Source: Student Data Course Files and Retention Files, Florida, Board of Governors Thank You!