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Budget/Financial Planning & Analysis


Welcome to the CWU Budget page!

In 2017, the university shifted to a new budget management model and process known as Responsibility Center Management (RCM)/Activity Based Budgeting (ABB).


RCM/ABB are designed to:

  • Put greater emphasis and clearer authority and accountability at the level of the Deans and Vice Presidents, thereby providing colleges with more ownership of the overall budgeting process.
  • Enhance transparency about both revenues and the costs of operating our institution.
  • Provide motivation to achieve and optimize revenue generation and cost effective practices.
  • Encourage innovation
  • Challenge silos

2020 RCM Model Suggested Changes

How to propose model changes:

Click here for detailed information on RCM & ABB


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