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Program A: Education and General Expenditures

Program Authorization: Constitution of 1974, Article 8, Section 5

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Role, Scope, and Mission Statement: Northwestern State University's (NSU) primary service area includes a nine-parish area in rural northwest Louisiana bordered by Texas in the west and Mississippi in the east. In some education endeavors, the university serves the nearby population centers of Alexandria and Shreveport. An open admissions institution, NSU serves the educational needs of this population primarily through arts, humanities, and science programs, and places a strong emphasis on undergraduate professional programs in business, education, and nursing. NSU is home to the Louisiana Scholars College, the state's selective admissions college for the liberal arts. Graduate programs below the doctoral level are offered primarily in clinical psychology, education, arts, and nursing.

The goals of Northwestern State University are:

1. To improve access to higher education services through electronic delivery for citizens of central and northwest Louisiana as defined by the Board of Regents Master Plan.

2. To improve the overall quality and effectiveness of NSUís academic degree programs.

 

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, (e) academic enhancement fees and (f) other fees; (2) sales and services of educational activities; and (3) 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 Dedicated fund.)

 

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$22,143,121

$41,290,092

0

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$22,143,121

$41,290,092

0

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$89,015

$89,015

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 -1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$103,722

$103,722

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 -2000

($191,033)

($191,033)

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment

$567,886

$1,058,932

0

 
Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($567,886)

($1,058,932)

0

 
Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$6,235

$6,235

0

 
Legislative Auditor Fees

($192,738)

($192,738)

0

 
Attrition Adjustment

$919

$919

0

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

$0

($80,750)

0

 
Other Nonrecurring Adjustments - for HAC 336 of 1998: Timber sale from golf course

$1,192,952

$1,192,952

0

 
Enhancement Pool Distribution from the Board of Regents

 

 

 

 

 

$23,152,193

$42,218,414

0

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$1,009,072

$928,322

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 102.2% of the existing operating budget. It represents 76.2% of the total request ($55,404,004) for this program. The major changes in the existing operating budget are due to Enhancement Pool Distribution from the Board of Regents ($1,192,952), a nonrecurring adjustment per HAC 336 of 1998 for the sale of timber from the golf course ($80,750) and the statewide adjustments cited above.

POFESSIONAL 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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