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Budget Committee (BC)

Committee Charter

Purpose

This standing committee of the Academic Senate will provide faculty input and advice to the administration concerning priorities in the College-wide deployment of capital or financial resources and provide a voice for programs concerned about budgetary issues, except as covered by the scope of collective bargaining.

Charge to the Committee

  1. Represent the Academic Senate in providing input to the college early in the budgeting process before decisions are made regarding educational issues, capital improvements, and deployment of financial and human resources (including grant funding).
  2. Make recommendations to the administration concerning issues of college-wide priorities and participate in budget development meetings as decisions are being made and before a final budget is submitted to the Board of Trustees.
  3. Provide input regarding Full-Time Faculty Prioritization.
  4. Encourage all faculty and administration to participate in a continuous quality improvement model for a collaborative and transparent budget-building process.
  5. Represent the Academic Senate and facilitate dialogue among the Academic Senate, administration, and faculty throughout the budget process to encourage ongoing dialogue in budget meetings, particularly at the program, department and divisional level.
    1. Alert Academic Senators to key points in the budget cycle and equip senators to participate in conversations with their program leads, department chairs, and deans.
    2. Assist faculty and departments in understanding the importance of Program Operating Plans and their impact on budget.
    3. Be a resource to the Academic Senate regarding the budgeting process and the ongoing budget cycle.
    4. Represent the Academic Senate at budgetary meetings with labor coalitions and special meetings.
    5. Represent the Academic Senate at Program Review meetings.
    6. Provide input and advice to the Academic Senate, deans, other divisional leadership, provost, and college president, as increased investment, as reallocations, cuts, or adjustments are made.
  6. Provide a voice for those in the LCC community, including dissenting views, through regular analysis and discussion of budget priorities with senior leadership should budgetary issues arise.
  7. Take on special projects related to budgetary issues as requested by the president of the Academic Senate or provost and approved by the committee.

Membership

  • The Chair must be a faculty member of the Academic Senate.
  • The Chair and Vice-Chair will be appointed by the Academic Senate President from amongst the membership of the committee.
  • 70% teaching faculty (fulltime and/or adjunct)
  • A minimum of 4 Academic Senators.
  • Representation from each division of the College will be encouraged
    • Arts and Sciences (3)
    • Health and Human Services (3)
    • Technical Careers (3)
    • Community Education & Workforce Development (1)
    • Student Affairs (1)
    • Non-teaching members
  • Ex-officio Members
    • Academic Senate President per Senate Bylaws
  • Resource Members
    • Chief Financial Officer and/or designee(s)
    • Other members as necessary

Member and Co-Chair Selection

Will be appointed by the President of the Academic Senate.

Term/Rotation

A maximum of 6 years

Rotation

Stagger every 3 years

Charter Approval

The above charter was approved by the Academic Senate on 3-26-21

Budget Committee Members


Denise Warner, Chair (Faculty)
Integrated English, Arts & Sciences
warnerd@star.lcc.edu

Sally Pierce, Co-Chair (Faculty)
Integrated English, Arts & Sciences
pierces@star.lcc.edu

Alexandra Beard (Faculty)
Economics, Arts & Sciences
polovina@star.lcc.edu

Nancy Dietrich (Administrative)
Director, Lifelong Learning & Extension Centers
dietrin@star.lcc.edu

Gerard Haddad (Faculty)
Economics, Arts & Sciences
haddadg@star.lcc.edu

Andrea Hoagland (Administrative)
Dean, Arts & Sciences
hoaglana@star.lcc.edu

Tamara McDiarmid (Faculty)
Criminal Justice, Technical Careers
mcdiart4@star.lcc.edu

Eva Menefee (Faculty)
Advising, Student Affairs
menefee@star.lcc.edu

Jean Ramirez (Faculty)
Sociology, Arts & Sciences
lynchbj@star.lcc.edu

Kabeer Ahammad Sabir (Faculty)
Biology, Arts & Sciences
ahammk@star.lcc.edu

Jon Ten Brink (Faculty)
Music, Arts & Sciences
tenbrinj@star.lcc.edu

Kristi Thurlby (Administrative)
Operations Coordinator, Learning Commons
thrulbyk@star.lcc.edu

vacant
Technical Careers

Meeting Dates & Times

All meetings of the Budget Committee are open to the public. The FY22 meeting dates are listed below. Please contact the Committee Chair, or contact the Academic Senate's Secretary for information.

2021-2022

07/16/2021
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08/27/2021
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09/03/2021
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09/10/2021
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09/24/2021
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10/08/2021
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10/22/2021
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11/05/2021
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11/19/2021
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12/03/2021
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01/14/2022
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01/28/2022
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02/11/2022
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02/25/2022
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03/25/2022
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04/08/2022
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04/22/2022
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05/06/2022
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2020-2021

04/19/2021
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04/12/2021
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04/05/2021
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03/29/2021
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03/22/2021
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03/15/2021
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03/01/2021
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02/22/2021
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02/15/2021
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02/01/2021
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Sally Welch

Sally Welch
Provost
Administration Bldg, Room 301
Phone: (517) 483-1725
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