Summary of UWM’s operating budget deficit, October 14, 2015

In advance of the initial listening session for the Chancellor’s Campus Organization and Effective Team (CCOET), the Budget Planning Task Force (BPTF) co-chairs Provost Johannes Britz and Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administrative Affairs Robin Van Harpen wish to provide the campus community with a summary of UWM’s operating budget deficit, which Chancellor Mark Mone discussed in his Plenary on September 3.  An operating deficit is also referred to as a structural deficit. 

BPTF has been charged with addressing the 2015-17 budget cuts, whereas CCOET is charged with exploring possibilities for improving campus operational efficiencies and organization for the purpose of relieving current budget pressures and strengthening UWM.

As part of these efforts, CCOET is seeking input from the entire campus community, including faculty, academic staff, university staff, and students. CCOET wants to hear your suggestions regarding the campus organizational structure and ideas for gaining efficiency in UWM’s operations.  CCOET will be holding four listening sessions to provide all interested parties the opportunity to present their ideas.

CCOET’s first listening session will be held on Thursday, October 15 in the Union Cinema from Noon -2:30 p.m.  For details about the times and locations of the listening sessions on October 19, 20 and 23, as well as other foundational information about CCOET, please see CCOET’s web site