University of Calgary

Budget town halls kick off request for feedback

UToday HomeMarch 28, 2013

While the second of two town hall sessions wrapped up Wednesday afternoon at MacEwan Hall, the executive team is encouraging the campus community to continue to offer input to help shape the university’s future.

Dru Marshall, provost and vice-president (academic) and Jake Gebert, vice-president (finance and services), spoke and answered questions from students, faculty and staff regarding the recent provincial budget, which reduced the university’s operating budget by 7.3 per cent.

More than 600 members of the campus community attended the two Mac Hall sessions, while 800 others participated remotely through live webcasts. Viewers were able to ask questions during the town hall presentation through an email link on the provost webcast site.

The campus community is being encouraged to offer suggestions on how the university can grow revenue, cut costs, and achieve its Eyes High vision. Those wanting to share input regarding the 2013-2014 budget are encouraged to share their ideas at https://ucalgary.ideascale.com before April 30.

The town hall slide presentations can be viewed at: www.ucalgary.ca/provost/files/provost/Town-Hall-March-27.pdf

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University of Calgary receives draft Letter of Expectation

The University of Calgary received a draft Letter of Expectation from the Government of Alberta on Friday, March 22. The letter outlines the expectations the government has of the University of Calgary following the tabling of the provincial budget on March 7.

The university has been invited to share its feedback regarding the draft letter during a meeting with the Deputy Premier and Minister of Enterprise and Advanced Education, Thomas Lukaszuk, and all presidents of Campus Alberta on April 11.

The response the University of Calgary develops to the Letter of Expectation will be shared with the campus community. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to share their feedback by April 3 at: www.ucalgary.ca/president/letter-of-expectation

Read the University of Calgary’s draft Letter of Expectation at: eae.alberta.ca/media/letters/U-of-C.pdf

The University of Calgary has already received a great deal of valuable feedback from the campus community, both through ideas on how to grow revenue and cut costs, and on the related topic of how to respond to the draft Letter of Expectation.

Please keep the ideas coming.

 

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