Docstoc

STUDENT_AFFAIRS

Document Sample
STUDENT_AFFAIRS Powered By Docstoc
					                                                                                                                                Georgia College & State University

                                                                                                                                         Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Proposal

                                                                                                             Date:              10/25/2007                                 Submitted by:      Bruce Harshbarger

                                                                                                             Department
                                                                                                             or School:         Division of Student Affairs                Approved by:
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Briefly
                                                                                                One-Time                                                                                        Describe       Dollar Amount
                 Description of Initiative or Item Requested                                       or
                                                                                                                     Enter a Dollar Amount for Each Category                This column         Source of       of Matching
                                                                                                Recurring                                                                   will auto fill.      Match             Funds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Enter the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                amount of
Briefly describe the initiative and show how it advances the mission of the unit and the         Insert an R                                                                                                 matching funds
Institutional Strategic Direction that applies . List requests in priority order from                for                           Operating                                                                  from grants,
highest to lowest. Please indicate if this is a phased or multi-year request. Requests for      recurring, or    Personal          (Supplies,                                                    Describe     contracts or
up to 3 years are permissible. In subsequent years, please note that the request is the         a T for one-     Services          materials,                                 Total new          Source of     internal re-
second or third year of a multi-year request. If requesting positions, indicate EFT and             time      (Include salary    registrations,                             funding being     matching or re- direction you
include an additional 35% of base salary for cost of benefits.                                    requests     and benefits)      dues, etc.)         Travel   Equipment      requested       directed funds   may have.


Redirect Athletics funding to re-fund Athletic Director position - SDs: Talented,
mission-invested faculty and staff; Effective Fiscal and Operational Performance. State
dollars funding coaches' positions may no longer exceed the percentage of time that they
teach; this new policy will result in a redirection of $53,000 per year in general funds from
Athletics for each of the next three years. By redirecting $25,000 of these dollars per year
to another Student Affairs budget, the Athletic Director position can be re-funded, when
necessary, as a 1.0 EFT with less fee impact on students. At the same time, key one-time                                                                                                      current salary
needs can be funded (see end of list).                                                                                                                                                        line                25,000



Upgraded bandwidth in residential areas with residual campuswide benefit (in
conjunction with Info Tech) - SDs: Exemplary Undergraduate Learning Experience;
Effective Fiscal and Operational Performance. With the continued increase in demand for
internet access to meet the academic needs of our current and future students and with
the continuing changes in the use of technology for communication and social networking,
there is an immediate need to re-evaluate and adjust the current access level of internet
service provided for use to our residence hall communities. Increasing all of GCSU's
residential facility internet service from 10 megs to 40 megs would provide one of the most
attractive and useful amenities possible for students, while also enhancing the wireless
computing speeds shared by all students campuswide, because the student wireless                                                                                                              Housing
network shares the same internet access portal that is used by the resident hall network.   R                     24,000                                                       24,000         budget              37,650



Counselor / Outreach Coordinator position (1.0 EFT) - SDs: Exemplary Undergraduate                                                                                                            NOTE: The
Learning Experience; Talented, mission-invested faculty and staff; Effective Fiscal and                                                                                                       additional
Operational Performance. During the past two years, individual Counseling client contacts                                                                                                     $10,000 would
increased 19%, while total student contacts have risen 22%. Both increases are at least                                                                                                       be a one-time
partly attrbutable to increased outreach efforts. An Outreach Coordinator will allow other                                                                                                    expense for
counselors to offer more direct client contact time, as well as provide a more intentional                                                                                                    office
effort to address mental health and wellness needs for the campus community.               R                      67,500                                        10,000         77,500         configuration.
Learning Communities operating (in conjunction with Academic Affairs) - SDs:
Exemplary Undergraduate Learning Experience; Acclaimed Academic
Programs/Distinctive Schools & Departments. Current funding provides $1000 per
semester stipends to Faculty Liaisons in each of the RLCs and limited programmatic
funding. This increase will help to fund Graduate Assistants for the communities by
phasing in the first three GAs (13,080) and fund shirts for student RLC members so that
they will be better recognized by the campus (2,000).                                          R    13,080      2,000                                       15,080     current budget    12,000


Counselor travel - SDs: Exemplary Undergraduate Learning Experience; Talented,
mission-invested faculty and staff. GCSU Counseling Services requires that our staff
memnbers be licensed. To maintain professional licensure, staff must participate in
ongoing educational activities. The current allocation of $1500 per person is inadequate
for this purpose, and most staff pay some of their professional development costs out of
pocket. This request represents an increase of $500 / year for professional staff, plus a
travel budget for the requested new position.                                                  R                               4,500                         4,500     current budget     7,500


Counselor operating expenses - SDs: Exemplary Undergraduate Learning Experience;
Effective Fiscal and Operational Performance. An increase in operating funds will provide
additional student services such as on-line screenings for anxiety, depression, eating
disorders, etc. that many students may find more comfortable than face-to-face meetings
with a therapist. In addition, general operating expenses continue to increase, both
through inflation and the addition of staff. This increase could help facilitate those costs as
well as a schedule for regular replacement of equipment.                                        R               2,000                                        2,000     current budget    16,000
                                                                                                                                                               0
One-time expenses to be addressed by above Athletics redirection:                                                                                              0
      Learning Community assistant (in conjunction with Academic Affairs) - SDs:
Exemplary Undergraduate Learning Experience; Acclaimed Academic
Programs/Distinctive Schools & Departments. A part-time assistant is needed for the next
year to to help the Learning Community Coordinator continue to develop and implement
GCSU’s vision for Residential Learning Communities (RLCs) that constitute pillars of
distinction.                                                                             T           8,000                                                   8,000
     New office in Counseling suite - SD: Effective Fiscal and Operational Performance.
When another Counselor / Outreach Coordinator position is funded, office furnishings will
be required. This would include a desk, chair, shelves, computer, conputer workstation,
seating, etc.                                                                             T                                                   9,600          9,600
     Existing Counselor offices - SD: Effective Fiscal and Operational                                                                        4,700          4,700
Performance. The chairs and loveseats currently utilized in Counseling
offices are old and uncomfortable for client use. This funding would
allow for the purchase of five new loveseats (at $700 each) and four
new chairs (at $300 each).
      Residence Hall banners - SD: Exemplary Undergraduate Learning Experience.
Students in each of the residence halls will be given an opportunity to design banners for
their halls (nine halls at $300 each). The banners will be used at Convocation and
displayed on other ceremonial occasions.                                                                                                      2,700          2,700
                                                                                                                                                               0
                                                                                                                                                               0
                                                                                                                                                               0
                                                                                                                                                               0
Total amount requested                                                                              112,580     4,000          4,500         27,000        148,080                       98,150

General information about this spreadsheet: This form is on a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. The cells where you will be entering data have been pre-formatted to accept either a date, a number,
or text. Only the cells where you actually enter data are accessible to you. Text cells, such as the one in which you will describe the budget initiative (column A) or the cell where you provide
information about matching funds (column G) will expand as you type to allow as much space as needed. Enter a "T" for one-time requests or an "R" for recurring requests in Column B. Enter whole
dollar amounts in column C - F. Column G will automatically keep a total dollar value for your request. Any amount you enter for available matching or re-directed funds in Column H will be viewed
General information about this spreadsheet: This form is on a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. The cells where you will be entering data have been pre-formatted to accept either a date, a number,
or text. Only the cells where you actually enter data are accessible to you. Text cells, such as the one in which you will describe the budget initiative (column A) or the cell where you provide
information about matching funds (column G) will expand as you type to allow as much space as needed. Enter a "T" for one-time requests or an "R" for recurring requests in Column B. Enter whole
dollar amounts in column C - F. Column G will automatically keep a total dollar value for your request. Any amount you enter for available matching or re-directed funds in Column H will be viewed
favorably during the evaluation of your initiative.

				
DOCUMENT INFO