Campus Forum on Resource Allocation Report Scheduled for April 14

The report and recommendations of the Joint Task Force on Resource Allocation (JTFRA) will be the subject of an open campus forum on Monday, April 14 at 1 p.m. in 163C Campus Center, according to the co-chairs, Elizabeth Chilton, associate dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Tim Anderson, dean of the College of Engineering.

“As you know, the JTFRA emerges directly from the first phase of the strategic planning process. One of the overarching goals expressed in the Phase I report of the Strategic Plan is to ‘promote a culture of evidence’ in all aspects of campus decision-making, and to set ‘high standards of transparency, rationality and fairness as we tackle difficult choices,’” said Chilton and Anderson in a March 31 broadcast e-mail. “JTFRA has been charged with making recommendations concerning our campus resource allocation system in light of these priorities.”

With the assistance of Huron Education, the task force has been working since November on an assessment of the campus’s current resource allocation system, the guiding principles for any changes and the examination of alternative models, said the co-chairs.

The task force plans to spend this month seeking comments and reactions from the campus community before submitting its final report to Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy in May. As part of that process, the panel is planning to make presentations to the Faculty Senate, Graduate Student Senate, Student Government Association and other constituencies.

All are welcome to bring questions and participate in a discussion about JTFRA’s report, recommendations and next steps. The task force also welcomes feedback on its blog or via e-mail.