Stewarding Excellence: A status report
I write to provide an update on some of our recent activities regarding the campus budget. It is tremendously gratifying to see how much interest and engagement there is across campus in the Stewarding Excellence @ Illinois effort. As of March 26, we have charged 13 project teams involving 104 people, including 52 faculty members, 21 administrators, 25 academic professionals and six students.
Richard Wheeler | Photo by L. Brian Stauffer
We also have received more than 350 nominations of faculty, staff, and students willing to serve on future project teams. I would like to thank all of these individuals for their dedication to our campus and their commitment to maintaining the level of excellence we have come to expect at Illinois.
In addition, we have created individual e-mail addresses for each of the teams so that concerns and suggestions can be submitted directly to project team members. We hope that this new communication venue will strengthen further the voice of faculty, staff, and students in this process.
The project reports start coming in April 2, per the schedule below.
In our budget sessions for faculty and staff, a number of people have expressed interest in the relationship between the distribution of funds across campus and the sources of those funds.We are providing a short commentary on how we distribute tuition dollars, grants, indirect cost recovery funds, and general revenue funds on campus. I hope it throws some light on the complex phenomenon of cross-subsidies in the university budget process.
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (Interim)
|Date||Project Reports Due|
|Institute of Aviation, scholarships|
|April 16||Office of the Vice Chancellor for Public Engagement, information technology services|
|April 30||Graduate College, campus support for teaching|
|May 14||Revenue generation, institutes and small centers|
|May 21||Biology education and research, Police Training Institute|
|May 28||Academic units|
|June 4||Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement, UI Extension|
Date Project reports due
April 2 Institute of Aviation, scholarships
April 16 Office of Vice Chancellor for Public Engagement, information technology services
April 30 Graduate College, campus support for teaching
May 14 Revenue generation, institutes and small centers
May 21 Biology education and research, Police Training Institute
May 28 Academic units
June 4 Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement, UI Extension