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Program A: Education and General Expenditures

Program A: Constitution of 1974, Article 8, Sections 5-13 et seq.; R.S. 17

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Role, Scope, and Mission Statement: The University of Southwestern Louisiana (USL), a member of the University of Louisiana System, is a public, Doctoral II institution of higher education offering associate, bachelorís, mastersí and doctoral degrees. Its academic programs are administered by the Colleges of Applied Life Sciences, the Arts, Business Administration , Education, Engineering, General Studies, Liberal Arts, Nursing, Sciences and the Graduate School. The university is dedicated to achieving excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, in research and in public service. For undergraduate education, this commitment implies a fundamental subscription to general education, rooted in the primacy of the traditional liberal arts and sciences as the core around which all curricula are developed. The graduate curricula seek to develop scholars who will variously advance knowledge, cultivate aesthetic sensibility, and improve the material conditions of humankind. The university reaffirms its historic commitment to diversity and integration. Thus, through instruction, research, and service, the university promotes regional economic and cultural development, explores solutions to national and world issues, and advances its reputation among its peers.

The goals of the University of Southwestern Louisiana are:

1. To strengthen academic quality.

2. To increase the use of technology in teaching and learning activities.

3. To expand the role of the university in support of regional economic competitiveness and cultural development.

4. To strengthen fiscal stability and public accountability.

 

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, and (c) application fees; (2) sales and services of educational activities; and (3) enhancement fees 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 Dedicated fund.)

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$45,998,981

$77,966,653

0

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$45,998,981

$77,966,653

0

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$196,154

$196,154

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 -1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$219,100

$219,100

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 -2000

($575,011)

($575,011)

0

Risk Management Adjustment

$1,244,341

$2,147,715

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($1,244,341)

($2,147,715)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$3,462

$3,462

0

Legislative Auditor Fees

($415,254)

 ($415,254)

 0

 

Attrition Adjustment 

$4,384

$4,384

0

 

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

$1,158,590

$1,158,590

0

 

Enhancement Pool Distribution from the Board of Regents

         

$46,590,406

$78,558,078

0

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$591,425

$591,425

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 100.8% of the existing operating budget. It represents 72.3% of the total request ($108,722,523) for this program. The major changes in the existing operating budget are due to the Enhancement Pool Distribution from the Board of Regents ($1,158,590) 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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