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Program A: Education and General Expenditures

Program Authorization: R.S. 17:3222

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Role, Scope, and Mission Statement: The Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) is an open admission, two-year post secondary public institution. The mission of the Baton Rouge Community College includes the offering of the highest quality collegiate and career education through comprehensive curricula allowing for transfer to four-year colleges and universities, community education programs and services, life-long learning, and distance learning programs. This variety of offerings will prepare students to enter the job market, to enhance personal and professional growth, or to change occupations through training and retraining. The curricular offerings shall include courses and programs leading to transfer credits and to certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees. All offerings are designed to be accessible, affordable, and of high educational quality. Due to its location, the Baton Rouge Community College is particularly suited to serve the special needs of area business and industries and the local, state, and federal governmental complex.

The college is currently seeking accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). This process has five major steps: 1) application to become a candidate; 2) candidacy team visit; 3) self-study; 4) evaluation by visiting team; 5) accreditation. The college has divided itself into teams to address the initial threshold criteria for candidacy status during the 1998-99 fiscal year. During the 1999-2000 fiscal year, if authorized by the candidacy team, the college will begin the self-study (18-24 months). If the entire process is not complete within four years, the college must restart from step one.

The goals of the Baton Rouge Community College are:

1. To enhance and develop programs and services to prepare students for employment, transfer to four-year colleges/universities and upgrade occupational skills.

2. To provide access to college education for students not traditionally served by higher education because of proximity, cost, preparation, appropriate programs, disability, or motivation.

3. To utilize computers, compressed video and other emerging technologies to enhance teaching and learning.

4. To develop partnerships with local business, community service agencies, governmental agencies, and civic organizations to improve and strengthen teaching and learning in the Baton Rouge metropolitan area.

This program consists of the Non-Formula Funding activity.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Unless otherwise indicated, all objectives are to be accomplished during or by the end of FY 1999-2000. Performance indicators are made up of two parts: name and value. The indicator name describes what is being measured. The indicator value is the numeric value or level achieved within a given measurement period. For budgeting purposes, performance indicator values are shown for the prior fiscal year, the current fiscal year, and alternative funding scenarios (continuation budget level and Executive Budget recommendation level) for the ensuing fiscal year (the fiscal year of the budget document).

 

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

The sources of funding for this program are the General Fund, Fees and Self-generated Revenues, and Statutory Dedications. Fees and Self-generated Revenues include general registration fees. Statutory Dedications are from the Higher Education Initiatives Fund: Higher Education Library and Scientific Acquisitions Account, as per R.S. 17.3129.6 (FY 1997-1998 only). (Per R.S. 39:32B.(8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each Statutory Dedicated fund.)

 

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$4,015,136

$4,545,912

0

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$4,015,136

$4,545,912

0

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$5,050

$5,050

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998-1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$10,171

$10,171

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999-2000

$4,977

$4,977

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment

$415,123

$470,000

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($415,123)

($470,000)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$7,176

$7,176

0

 

Legislative Auditor Fees

($15,221)

($15,221)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment

$1,689,612

$1,948,262

0

 

Workload - Higher Education Desegregation Consent Decree, 1994 Settlement Agreement- Adjustment to provide funding for enrollment increase

 

 

 

 

 

$5,716,901

$6,506,327

0

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$1,701,765

$1,960,415

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 149.7% of the existing operating budget. It represents 103.1% of the total request ($6,603,276) for this program. The significant increase in this program is due to adding funds to comply with the federal 1994 college desegregation settlement agreement ($1,689,612). That agreement provided that "the State shall create and begin operation of a community college in the Baton Rouge area by the beginning of academic year 1997-98 to provide a range of academic and other programs with an open admissions standard". Statewide adjustments cited above account for the remaining difference.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

This account does not have a specific allocation for Professional Services for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.

OTHER CHARGES

This account does not have a specific allocation for Other Charges for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

This account does not have a specific allocation for Acquisitions and Major Repairs for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.


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