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, statutory dedications, and federal funds. Interagency transfers include funds from: (1) the Department of Corrections for the Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College School of Social Work's participation in the Mental Health Corrections Project; and (2) the Department of Natural Resources, Office of Mineral Resources for the Louisiana Geological Survey to promote economic development of the state's natural resources in an environmentally sound manner through the production of objective, scientific geologic information (for Fiscal Year 1997-98 only). Fees and self-generated revenues are from: (1) student fees, such as (a) general registration fees, (b) nonresident fees, (c) international student fees, (d) application fees, (e) other fees; (2) sales and services of educational activities; and (3) other revenues, such as (a) interest income, (b) rental income, (c) indirect cost recoveries, (d) commissions, (e) library and traffic fines, (f) farm income, (g) diploma fees, (h) identification card fees, (i) laboratory and intramural fees, (j) testing fees, (k) pre-enrollment placement fees, and (l) miscellaneous fees. Statutory dedications include insurance premium assessments for the Fireman Training Program at Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, as per R.S. 221:1030(c). (Per R.S. 39:32B. (8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each statutory dedicated fund). Federal funds are from the United States Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey, to provide maps, reports, and information to help others meet their needs to manage, develop, and protect Louisiana's water, energy, mineral, biological, and land resources (for Fiscal Year 1997-98 only).
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 104.9% of the existing operating budget. It represents 85.3% of the total request ($199,184,191) for this program. The major reason for the increase from the existing operating budget is due to an increase in fees and self-generated revenues ($6,776,067) due to increased enrollment and applications and an increase in nonresident tuition. Also increasing the budget is a risk management adjustment ($1,199,809). The program's Laboratory School funding is now pegged at 100% of the statewide average for students in Minimum Foundation Program schools; this increase ($411,807) is pursuant to the terms of Act 880 of 1997. Interagency transfers ($ 621,839) and federal funds ($246,680) have been decreased because these monies, which finance the Louisiana Geological Survey, have been removed from this program's appropriation and have been placed in restricted (off-budget) accounts due to generally accepted accounting practices for higher education institutions. That is, these funds and their intended purposes are so unique that they should be accounted for differently than other general educational items.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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