Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a restful and restorative break.
My first update of the semester focuses on our process for the term and updates on the progress made since the end of the fall semester.
This semester the primary focus of our Sustainable Budget Planning process is to bring our work on the 2015-16 budget to a close. Our secondary work is to identify and begin studying those ideas that seem to hold promise but that we know will require more time to implement. Continue reading
We continue to make good progress simultaneously on phases I and II of our process to develop a sustainable budget for Wooster. This week, my update highlights new analyses available on our wiki and plans for our continuing exploration of ideas. Continue reading
We continue to make good progress simultaneously on phases I and II of our process to develop a sustainable budget for Wooster. In this update I will highlight our progress in generating ideas and initial discussions about them. Continue reading
We are making good progress simultaneously on phases I and II of our process to develop a sustainable budget for Wooster. In this update I will call attention to additional resources now available and to upcoming meetings of note. Continue reading
SGA sponsored sessions for students:
Wednesday, 11/12, 6 to 7 p.m., Lowry Pit
Thursday, 11/13, 12 noon to 1 p.m., CoRE
Monday, 11/17, 4 to 5 p.m., Lowry Pit
Staff Committee sponsored session for staff:
Thursday, 11/13, 2 to 3 p.m., Lean Lecture Hall
Dear Fellow Scots,
I write to offer an update on our process to develop a sustainable budget for Wooster, bringing our forecasted revenues into alignment with our expenses, and to add further specificity about the timeline and phases of work.
As a reminder, the process I outlined in late September has four phases and will span our academic year:
These phases overlap and are moving ahead at different rates in different areas, as we anticipated, because there are some decisions that we will need to make as early as the end of the fall semester given the timelines for certain actions and activities, such as faculty searches.
Our planning work this year focuses on resource allocation and developing a sustainable budget for the College. To read more about our process, work, and updates, click here.
Wooster continues to build a strong foundation in a challenging environment. This year, we continue to build this foundation, and address the marketplace, media, and financial challenges of today’s higher education environment. Read more about our Strategic Priorities for 2014-15.
In 2013-14 we have committed to getting a great deal of important work done, building as we must on our hard-won momentum. A check of our progress at the beginning of 2014 indicates that we are making good, if not excellent, progress on all of our strategic priorities for this year. Read more here.
Our documented, and “self-studied” evidence of our accomplishments of 2012-13 set the foundation for “a great deal of important work to be done” in 2013-14. In their annual Strategic Priorities memo, Board Chair Gunning and President Cornwell highlight the projects and initiatives that will continue to advance our mission.
Click here to read the 2013-14 Strategic Priorities memo.