Program Authorization: Constitution of 1974, Article VIII; R.S. 17:4; Act 18 of 1997
This program includes the following functional categories: Instruction (credit and noncredit courses; academic, vocational, and technical instruction; remedial and tutorial instruction; and regular, special, and extension sessions); Research (activities specifically organized to produce research, whether commissioned by an agency external to the institution or separately budgeted by an organizational unit within the institution); Public Service (activities established primarily to provide noninstructional services beneficial to individuals and groups external to the institution); Academic Support (provision of support services for the institution's primary missions [instruction, research, and public service]); and Libraries (organized activities that directly support the operation of a catalogued or otherwise classified collection).
Objectives and performance indicators were still being developed at the time this document went to print.
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, and federal funds. 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, such as (a) administration costs, (b) indirect cost recoveries, (c) building use fees, (d) academic enhancement fees, and (e) miscellaneous fees. 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.
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 104.6% of the existing operating budget. It represents 85.7% of the total request ($54,362,903) for this program. In addition to the statewide adjustments cited above, the major reasons for the increase from the existing operating budget are due to two (2) major adjustments. Pursuant to Act 856 of 1997, the Southern University Board of Supervisors is authorized to impose certain tuition and attendance fee amounts for nonresident students at all institutions in the Southern System. A $1,675,928 adjustment to fees and self-generated revenues is recommended for this program to reflect the following campuswide adjustment: a $375 increase in out-of-state undergraduate tuition from $5,842 to $6,227 (vs. the regional average of $7,120) for 2,354 students; and a $62 increase in out-of-state graduate tuition from $4,400 to $4,462 (vs. the regional average of $6,730) for 388 students. Pursuant to Act 880 of the 1997, it is recommended that each of the 638 pupils at the Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College laboratory school be provided for and funded at 100% of the average state share per pupil amount ($2,495.80) as contained in the Minimum Foundation Program (MFP) letter approved by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. In order to implement this statute, an additional $304,987 in general fund is necessary.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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