Planning Assessment Budget Integration

The integration of budgeting and resources with unit planning and assessment processes is a necessary and important element of effective institutional mission achievement.  As based on the yearly report, all units will be able to submit yearly budgetary requests for strategic initiatives and normal operational activities each fall to appropriate Dean/AVP.  These requests will be linked to specific core themes and objectives in the CWU strategic plan.  Requests will be able to document positive implications for sustainability to the institution (e.g., student credit hours, recruitment potential, etc.) and/or possible cost savings (e.g., overload savings, implications for NTT assignments, etc.).  In addition, requests will describe impacts or needs from other units and a potential exit strategy if the initiative was judged unsuccessful.  Yearly budgetary requests for unit level strategic initiatives and operations would be due from Deans/AVP to division Vice President level (non-academic units – December 1 and academic units – January 15).  Requests would be categorized, ranked, and sent to the President’s cabinet by January 30.  The cabinet would decide on funded requests between March-May of each year (based on timing of legislative session).  Decisions related to funding would be communicated to all units soon thereafter to assure logistical and organizational needs are completed prior to coming academic year.

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