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Program A: Education and General Expenditures

Program Authorization: Constitution of 1974, Article 8, Section 7; R.S. 17:3216(1)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Role, Scope, and Mission Statement: Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College (SUBR), a publicly supported, coeducational, land grant, historically Black, comprehensive institution, prepares students to compete globally in their respective professions, and to engage in advanced study in graduate and professional schools. The university is committed to a broad program of research, both basic and applied, and creative work to stimulate the faculty and students in a quest for knowledge and to aid society in resolving its scientific, technological, socio-economic and cultural problem. The university seeks to enhance student diversity by emphasizing educational access for students without regard to gender, ethnicity, age, geographical or national origin, or physical challenges.

The goals of Southern University Baton Rouge are:

1. To improve the overall quality, effectiveness, and viability of the universityís educational programs.

2. To improve student learning experiences and educational support services to assist students in accomplishing their educational goals and in preparing them for employment in their respective professions.

3. To improve access to Southern University for all citizens of Louisiana and for students with diverse cultural and geographical backgrounds.

4. To maintain and improve efficiency and effectiveness of administrative functions and enhance management accountability.

5. To provide the research needs of the Law Schoolís students, satisfy the demands of the Law School curriculum, and facilitate the education of the students.

6. To improve access of Louisiana citizens, especially those who have limited social and economic resources, to positive opportunities through research and outreach education.

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, Interagency Transfers, Fees and Self-generated Revenues, Federal Funds, and Statutory Dedications. Interagency Transfers at Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College include funds from: (1) the Department of Education for the Professional Improvement Program at the Laboratory School; (2) the Governor's Office of Urban Affairs and Development for the Reach and Teach Program; and (3) Southern University campuses in both New Orleans and Shreveport for provision of shared accounting and financial services. Fees and Self-generated Revenues are from: (1) student fees, such as (a) general registration fees and (b) non-resident fees; and (2) other revenues. 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 each Statutory Dedication Fund). Federal funds are from: (1) agricultural Cooperative Research endeavors; (2) various agricultural Cooperative Extension initiatives; and (3) Veterans' Administration funding for education, training and rehabilitation. (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

 

 

 

 

 

$42,880,652

$72,132,597

0

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$42,880,652

$72,132,597

0

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$255,766

$255,766

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 -1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$317,275

$317,275

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 -2000

($414,135)

($414,135)

0

Risk Management Adjustment

$238,119

$1,071,796

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repair

($238,119)

($1,071,796)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($573,042)

($573,042)

0

Attrition Adjustment

$2,108

$2,108

0

 

Adjustments for Civil Service, Training and Other Statewide Interagency Transfer Activities

($1,344)

($1,344)

0

 

Other Nonrecurring Adjustments - One-time only Non-minimum Foundation Program Support Personnel Salary Supplement

$2,860

$2,860

0

 

Laboratory School funding as per Act 880 of the 1997 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature

$596,238

$596,238

0

Enhancement Pool Distribution from the Board of Regents

 

 

 

 

 

$43,066,378

$72,318,323

0

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$185,726

$185,726

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 100.3% of the existing operating budget. It represents 89.6% of the total request ($80,694,015) for this program. In addition to the statewide adjustments cited above, the major reason for the increase from the existing operating budget is the Enhancement Pool Distribution from the Board of Regents ($596,238). An additional reason for the increase in this program is Act 880 of 1997. This act recommends that each of the 595 pupils at the Southern University and Mechanical College laboratory school be provided for and funded at 100% of the average state share per pupil amount ($2,567) as contained in the Minimum Foundation Program (MFP) letter which is approved by State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. In order to implement this statute, an additional $2,860 in General Fund is necessary.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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

OTHER CHARGES

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

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

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


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