Budget


  • Budget Calendar

    September 2023

    • FY24 budget adjustments to align with confirmed fall enrollment

    October 2023

    • Board of Trustees (BOT) approves the 2024 Fiscal Year Budget, along with any necessary adjustments

    December 2023

    • State of WA Governor's Budget FY25 released (Draft)

    January 2024

    • Draft FY25 enrollment estimate, and base budget driver information gathered
    • Fee request changes submitted, and departmental approvals completed

    February 2024

    • Faculty FY25 budgets established based on anticipated enrollment and budget information available
    • FY25 housing rate increase request to BOT
    • PBAC meeting (week 2) discussion of initial FY25 enrollment drivers & faculty budgets

    March 2024

    • CWU general operating (Fund 149) allocations distributed

    April 2024

    • Enrollment estimates updated/refined
    • Departments begin entry of FY25 forecasts into CatPlan
    • House and Senate budget versions are released

    May 2024

    • System funds FY25 presented to Budget Development Team (BDT)
    • Non-System FY25 Funds Presented to BDT
    • President’s Budget Advisory Council (PBAC) meeting (Week 2) - presentation of FY25 fee changes to PBAC

    June 2024

    • FY25 fiscal year working budget - presented to PBAC
    • PBAC meeting (Week 2) BOT presentation of fiscal year budget (preliminary) - to PBAC

    July 2024

    • FY25 fiscal year working budget - presented to BOT

    October 2024

    • FY25 fiscal year working budget to Board of Trustees for approval
    • PBAC Meeting (Week 2) preview of BOT presentation. Enrollment update.
  • Budget Support by Fund and Division

    Fund 000/Foundation: Juliana Lowe

    Fund 063/Capital Funds: Tracy Jackson

    Fund 522/S&A Funds: Lacy Lampkins

    Fund 573/Enterprise Funds: Trent Bucy

    Fund 145 and 146/Grants: Heather Harrell

    Fund 149/Fund 148: See Division Breakout List Below

    • President’s Office: Brenda Mofford
    • Finance and Administration
      • Departments starting with 504: Tracy Jackson
      • All other departments: Brenda Mofford
    • Student Engagement and Success
      • Departments staring with 4: Janet Arentzen
      • Departments staring with 2: Lisa Plesha
    • University Wide
      • Mandatory: Brenda Mofford
      • Allotment Control: Lisa Plesha
      • State Earmarked Funds: Lisa Plesha
    • Academic Administration
      • Provost Office: John Logwood
      • College of the Sciences: John Logwood
      • College of Arts and Humanities: John Logwood
      • College of Business: Sheri Kinnan
      • College of Education and Professional Studies: Sheri Kinnan
      • Library: Sheri Kinnan
      • Undergraduate Studies: Sheri Kinnan
      • Graduate Studies: Sheri Kinnan
      • Extended and Global Education: John Logwood
  • Values-Based Budget (VBB) Model

    Values-Based Budget (VBB) model – State/Tuition Fund

    The Values-Based Budget is made up of four elements to determine the State/Tuition budget funding for each University Division; (1) a goal-based approach to funding faculty teaching, (2) a funding mechanism for campus-wide, non-teaching expenses, (3) a position control process to centralize non-instructional position savings and align future spending with University values, and (4) the values-based fund: a way to incentivize and invest in projects aligned with the University’s Strategic Plan.

    Faculty Instruction (College Funding):

    The teaching budgets are determined based on historical Faculty Full Time Equivalent (FTE) and Student Credit Hour (SCH) information, ensuring that we are in line with reasonable teaching expectations, class size, current student enrollment, and the Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement. 

    Non-Instructional Costs:

    Non-Instructional budgets are divided into several categories:

    • University Costs
    A University Wide (UWIDE) budget covers expenses that impact all university departments but is centralized for ease of payment and to ensure funding is allocated to support necessary cost increases. These costs include, but are not limited to, the campus utility bill, software site licenses, etc.  This budget is formulated using the best estimates available for what the actual costs will be. 

    • Non-Faculty Positions
    Positions that are currently filled in all State/Tuition funded departments are fully funded.  Any position that becomes vacant, for any reason, will be defunded, net of any leave cash-outs. Requests for positions will be routed to the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) for final approval.

    A brief list of position groupings may be approved by the Vice Presidents to ensure necessary direct student service delivery with minimal interruption.

    All positions will be evaluated with reference to, and aligned with, the University’s Strategic Plan as well as the Mission, Vision, and Values.

    • Goods and Services, Student Wages
    The goods and services and student employee wage budgets will continue to be funded at current levels.  These will continue to be evaluated for effective use.

    • Values-Based Fund
    Each year, a portion of the operating budget will be dedicated to ensuring the University’s strategic plan is realized.

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