Office of the Provost &
Vice President for Academic Affairs

West Chester University

Contact Info
Dr. Linda Lamwers
Philips Memorial Hall
Room 103
700 South High Street
West Chester, PA 19383

FY10 Budget Reduction Proposals

Deans and managers of the units in Academic Affairs presented proposals to contribute to the division's budget reduction plan to meet the projected deficit for Academic Affairs, which could range from $1.9M to $3.3M. The proposals forward reductions in the Academic Affairs base budget-which affords us only two areas for consideration: operating and personnel dollars-given the constraints, in the immediate context, on developing alternative plans for increasing revenue and reducing expenditures.

  • Operating reductions may impact faculty and staff development funds, discretionary funds, operating budgets, and student support.
  • Personnel reductions may include faculty AWA, summer administration, as well as elimination of vacant positions, increase in class sizes, reduction of temporary faculty, review of self-support programs, and moving personnel to self-support cost-centers.

The budget plan for FY10 reflects a strategy that tries to protect the university's core mission. The plan prepares us for the worst, but once additional variables come to light (e.g. State System's tuition increase plan), we will have a clearer sense of the true scope of the reductions. If we are able, we intend to adjust the budget plan for FY10 accordingly, were we have the flexibility.

Additional information will be available on the Provost's FAQ page

Guiding Principles

We drafted these principles in alignment with the university's core mission to use as an anchor as we approach what we hope to be a fundamentally different process for making strategic resource decisions in an open, collaborative, and transparent manner. See FY10 Budget Reductions Update, May 6, 2009 for the latest on budget reductions approved for fiscal year 2010. (See Guiding Principles)