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Program A: Education and General Expenditures

Program Authorization: Constitution of 1974, Article 8;

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Role, Scope, and Mission Statement: Louisiana Tech University (La. Tech) serves primarily the citizens of north Louisiana. La. Tech has selective admissions and offers baccalaureate programs in a broad range of studies in the arts, humanities, liberal arts and sciences and in professional areas such as agriculture, allied health, architecture, aviation, business, education, engineering, and forestry. The university offers several master's programs and offers doctoral/research programs in the areas of business administration, engineering, computational analysis, and counseling psychology. It also participates in a unique consortium with Grambling State University and Northeast Louisiana University to offer an Ed.D. program in Curriculum/Instruction and Educational Readership. As the only university in north Louisiana with a college of engineering, La. Tech serves engineering needs throughout central and north Louisiana.

The goals of Louisiana Tech University are:

1. To increase the enrollment of and maintain the retention rate of first-time freshmen.

2. To develop and integrate the use of advanced technology in areas of university life.

3. To provide a streamlined, efficient infrastructure necessary to facilitate research and scholarly activity.

4. To enhance faculty, administrator, and staff human resources through professional development and training.

 

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, Statutory Dedications, and Federal Funds. Fees and Self-generated Revenues are from: (1) student fees, such as (a) general registration fees, (b) non-resident fees, and (c) other fees; (2) organized activities related to instruction; and (3) other revenues. Statutory Dedications are from the Higher Education Initiative 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). Federal Funds are from : (2) post office income; and (2) Veterans' Administration funding for education, training and rehabilitation.

 

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$33,342,160

$57,596,389

0

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$33,342,160

$57,596,389

0

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$150,990

$150,990

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 -1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$165,534

$165,534

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 2000

($379,573)

($379,573)

0

Risk Management Adjustment

$698,968

$1,221,184

0

 
Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($698,968)

($1,221,184)

0

 
Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$8,703

$8,703

0

Legislative Auditor Fees

 ($316,524)

 ($316,524)

 0

 

Attrition Adjustment 

$3,545

$3,545

0

 

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

$498,579

$498,579

0

 

Enhancement Pool Distributions from the Board of Regents

         

$33,473,414

$57,727,643

0

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$131,254

$131,254

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 100.2% of the existing operating budget. It represents 79.6% of the total request ($72,517,168) for this program. The major changes in the existing operating budget are due to the Enhancement Pool Distribution from the Board of Regents ($498,579) 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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