Budget Planning Principles

Division of Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs Budget Planning Principles
Based on Discussions and Suggestions
From across the Division and with Priorities and Planning

January-March 2009

As we plan for the future, Academic Affairs will use the following principles to ensure our support for academic excellence and student success at SUNY Oswego.  We will review programs, services, and costs using these principles; we will prioritize using related criteria and allocate funding to support our priorities.  We will find efficiencies through collaborations, new technologies, and new ways of providing education.  We will consult widely and with transparency.  We will consider the current and future implications of all of our decisions.

Our Principles:

  • We will enhance (and develop) high quality, distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs and services that contribute to a strong Oswego reputation (for example, created by accreditation, rankings, alumni success, other external recognition; reflected in assessments, best practices, program review, etc.).
  • We will provide strong support for high enrollment programs and services to meet student demand (for example, measured by # of current students, interest of incoming, # of employment opportunities/ employment needs, use/ participation of students). 
  • We will support activities to fulfill strategic goals and initiatives of SUNY Oswego (for example, vitality, intellectual rigor, engagement, world awareness, solutions, strong liberal education, interdisciplinary and integrative learning, small classes, students' scholarly and creative activities).
  • We will advance activities capable of generating new/more revenues (for example, new tuition, optimal enrollments, external funding, alumni contributions, income generating programs, Metro Center, summer/winter sessions, on-line programs, etc.).
  • We will support safe and satisfying learning and work environments for students, faculty, and staff (for example, measured by retention/ graduation rates, NSSE/FSSE/SOS, co-curricular programming, safety measures, fulltime faculty, cultural life, etc.).

 as of 3-20-09