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Program A: Education and General Expenditures

Program Authorization: Act 280 of 1956; Act 93 of 1970

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Role, Scope, and Mission Statement: Nicholls State University, a comprehensive regional university serving the higher education needs of citizens of south central Louisiana, provides academic programs and support services for traditional and non-traditional students while promoting the economic and cultural infrastructure of the region.

The goals of Nicholls State University are:

1. To improve access to higher education for all citizens in the region.

2. To improve the quality and effectiveness of the academic programs and support services provided by the university.

3. To expand the university’s contributions to the economic and cultural development of the region.

4. To increase accountability of the university to all of its constituents.

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 are from: (1) student fees, such as (a) general registration fees, (b) non-resident fees, (c) international student fees, (d) application fees, and (e) enrollment service fees, and (f) other fees; (2) sales and services of educational activities; (3) organized activities related to instruction; and (4) 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 expenditures out of each Statutory Dedication Fund). Federal Funds are from (a) Federal Program Administration, (b) indirect cost allowance, (c) post office income and (d) Veteran’s Administration funding for education, training, and rehabilitation.

 

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$19,479,666

$34,407,569

0

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$19,479,666

$34,407,569

0

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET – November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$97,069

$97,069

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 -1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$110,901

$110,901

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 –2000

($208,410)

($208,410)

0

Risk Management Adjustment

$267,660

$477,973

0

 
Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($267,660)

($477,973)

0

 
Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$4,482

$4,482

0

Legislative Auditor Fees

($207,970)

($207,970)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment 

$1,905

$1,905

0

 

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

$308,810

$308,810

0

 

Enhancement Pool Distribution from the Board of Regents

         

$19,586,453

$34,514,356

0

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$106,787

$106,787

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 80.0% of the total request ($43,121,323) for this program. The major changes in the existing operating budget are due to the Enhancement Pool Distribution from the Board of Regents ($308,810) and the statewide adjustments cited above.

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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