UAlbany Budget Updates
Message from Budget Advisory Group IV Co-Chairs on Fri, Feb 25, 2011
Dear University at Albany Community:
I would like to provide an update on the difficult and uncertain budgetary environment confronting our University. I am sure you are aware that the FY 2011-12 Executive Budget released last week consists of even greater state tax reductions and presents further challenges for SUNY and for UAlbany, beyond what our campus has absorbed to date.
As you know from President Philip's recent message, the proposed state tax reductions in the New York State Executive Budget have many potential ramifications for the University's operations next year, and in the years to come. To assist in planning for the expected budgetary shortfalls, he has empanelled a Budget Advisory Group (BAG IV), which has already begun its work. In order to keep the campus community informed of the work of this group, we have set up web access points that include information about the group as well as links to meeting reports and other materials. You can access this material through the "Budget Updates" section of MyUAlbany, or through "UAlbany Budget Updates" section of the University's homepage (www.albany.edu/budget, or directly, at: http://www.albany.edu/budget/bag-IV.shtml).
Through these access points, you can find:
- A summary and roster of the membership of BAG IV
- President Philip's charge
- Meeting Reports to the Senate, and any accompanying presentation materials
In addition, to provide opportunity for additional comment and input from members of the campus community, we have established a "Budget Advisory Group IV" wiki. This wiki is a web-based site that allows you to review documents, read the comments of others, and post you own comments. To access the wiki, please click on the link at the Budget Advisory Group IV website or in the Budget Updates section of MyUAlbany. The log-in information for the wiki is the same that you use to access MyUAlbany.
Both President Philip and the members of BAG IV welcome your comments on the budget and input into the planning process, and will look forward to hearing from you. If you would prefer to comment by e-mail, please send your thoughts SuggestionBox@uamail.albany.edu. If you have difficulty accessing the wiki, please contact Benjamin Weaver in the Office of the Provost at email@example.com.
Many thanks for your continued participation in the University at Albany budget planning process!
Budget Advisory Group IV Co-Chairs
Steven Beditz, Interim Vice President, Finance and Business
Susan D. Phillips, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs