Productivity, Quality, and Outcomes Agreement

Table 2: Summary of Projected Revenues and Expenses


EXPENSES (in addition to FY95 Base Budget level)

FY  1996       FY  1997       FY  1998       FY  1999
cumulative     cumulative     cumulative
1.  Increase Access to Undergraduate Education
A.  Reduce Time to Degree Completion
>  Guarantee course availability                                175,000        200,000        200,000        200,000
>  Reassess core and majors                                to be accomplished within current faculty and staff levels
>  Facilitate campus-to-campus transfers                   to be accomplished within current faculty and staff levels
>  Enhance academic advising                               see Section 2, below
>  Ensure freshman communication & analytical skills       to be accomplished within current faculty and staff levels
>  Facilitate the course challenge process                 to be accomplished within current faculty and staff levels
>  Reallocate instructional resources for courses          to be accomplished within current faculty and staff levels
B.  Increase Access to Academic Offerings for Non-traditional Students
>  Increased sections at non-traditional times             to be accomplished within current faculty and staff levels
2.  Enhance the Quality and Availability of Advising
A.  Increase Quality of Advising
>  Enhance mechanisms to track advisee cohorts             to be accomplished within current faculty and staff levels
>  Establish department-specific advising programs         to be accomplished within current faculty and staff levels
>  Expand access to electronic advising systems            $200,000 in Plant & Eqpt funds have been earmarked for this
>  Train faculty in advising skills and technologies              1,000          1,000            500            500
>  Increase lower division seminar style courses           see Section 3, below
>  Integrate advising into faculty evaluations             to be accomplished within current faculty and staff levels
B.  Enhance Access to Advising
>  Develop department-specific access plans                to be accomplished within current faculty and staff levels
3.  Increase Quality of Undergraduate Education Through Smaller
Classes and Through Active and Alternative Modes of Learning
A.  Provide Access to small, seminar-style classes
>  Reallocate resources for smaller class sizes            to be accomplished within current faculty and staff levels
>  Assess Core Curriculum to expand seminars               to be accomplished within current faculty and staff levels
>  Increase funding for smaller classes                          78,000         78,000        100,000        100,000
>  Track academic progress in writing and math skills             2,000          1,000            500            500
B.  Provide Active Learning Environments Which Promote
Life-Long Learning Skills
>  Sponsor faculty training seminars and symposia                   500            500            500            500
>  Fund the development of active learning projects        to be accomplished within current faculty and staff levels
>  Recognize faculty efforts in awards and evaluations              500            500            500            500
4.  Increase the Quality of Undergraduate Education Through Expanded
Involvement of Undergraduates in Research and Creative Work
A.  Increase Students' Opportunities to Engage in Independent
Research and Creative Work
>  Promote undergraduate scholarly activities through
student and faculty forums, meeting, publications       to be supported from sources external to state funds
>  Establish department-specific opportunities             to be accomplished within current faculty and staff levels
>  Ensure proper credit is awarded for independent work    to be accomplished within current faculty and staff levels
>  Actively recruit students for scholarly activities      to be supported from sources external to state funds
>  Encourage faculty participation in program              to be supported from sources external to state funds
B.  Develop Additional External Resources to Support
Students' Research and Creative Activities                  to be supported from sources external to state funds
C.  Increase "Capstone" Educational Experiences                 to be accomplished within current faculty and staff levels
5.  Increase Quality of Education Through Greater Access to
Information Technologies
A.  Provide Students Greater Access to Computing and
Information Technologies
>  Restructure delivery system for info technologies             40,000         40,000         60,000         60,000
additional resources to be reallocated to create 2 new positi
>  Increase faculty involvement in technology decisions    to be accomplished within current faculty and staff levels
>  Expanded faculty development in technologies            to be accomplished with the reallocation of existing resource
>  Convert to more decentralized network systems           feasibility study is commencing immediately
>  Aggressively pursue external funding for systems        to be supported from sources external to state funds
B.  Extend Access to Info Technologies in Classrooms            a $150,000 Plant Fund project has been established for this
C.  Enhance Telecommunications Access to Library Resources      to be accomplished with the reallocation of existing resource
D.  Integrate Use of Info Technologies in Class Assignments     to be accomplished within current faculty and staff levels
6.  Reward and Further Develop Teaching Excellence
A.  Elevate the Importance of Teaching Effectiveness in the
Promotion & Tenure Process and Merit Salary Awards
>  Redesign policies and procedures                        this process has been completed
>  Increase focus on teaching in recruiting efforts        to be accomplished within current faculty and staff levels
>  Promote ethos that supports and rewards teaching        to be accomplished within current faculty and staff levels
>  Develop mechanisms that allows faculty to improve
their teaching skills continuously                      to be accomplished within current faculty and staff levels
B.  Minimize Faculty Committee Work                             to be accomplished within current faculty and staff levels
C.  Expand Opportunities for Faculty Development for Teaching
and Advising Excellence                                            5,000         10,000         15,000         20,000
D.  Emphasize High-Quality Teaching in Hiring Practices         to be accomplished within current faculty and staff levels
7.  Continue Growth in External Funding Support for Student
Learning and Education
A.  Seek Additional External Funding for Equipment,
Instrumentation, and Facilities for Students
>  Continue to expand support for faculty interested
in proposal writing to pursue external funding          to be supported from sources external to state funds
>  Transmit info on availability of external funding       to be supported from sources external to state funds
>  Expand faculty awareness of ways to include
undergraduates in funded research projects              to be supported from sources external to state funds
>  Target matching funds to promote student learning       to be supported from sources external to state funds
B.  Increase External Support for Faculty-student Collaboration
in Research and Creative Activities                         to be supported from sources external to state funds
C.  Keep Faculty Nationally and Internationally Competitive     to be supported from sources external to state funds
8.  Expand Off-Campus Access to Classes and Educational
Resources Throughout Montana
A.  Increase Course Offerings Available Through Telecommunications
>  Pursue additional grants for Burns Telecomm Center      to be accomplished within current faculty and staff levels
>  Provide "seed grants" for conversion of existing
courses for telecommunication delivery                  to be supported from sources external to state funds
>  Develop degree offerings for distance delivery          to be accomplished within current faculty and staff levels
>  Collaborate with campuses across State to enhance
existing systems and facilitate sharing of resources    to be accomplished with the reallocation of existing resource
>  Work with user groups across State to identify most
desired course offerings                                to be accomplished within current faculty and staff levels
>  Explore opportunities to utilize KUSM-TV to
enhance activities of Burns Telecomm Center             to be accomplished within current faculty and staff levels
B.  Assure That Extension and Outreach Educational
Programs Focus on the Critical Needs of Montana               to be accomplished within current faculty and staff levels
9.  Enhance Access to the Intellectual & Physical Resources of the
University to Support the Economic Development of Montana
A.  Increase Technology Transfer
>  Use external sources to support continued growth
of surrent technology transfer programs                 to be supported from sources external to state funds
>  Enhance focus of matching new discoveries with
business interests and opportunities                    to be supported from sources external to state funds
>  Increase interaction with public and private sectors
to gather more info on economic development needs       to be supported from sources external to state funds
>  Enhance student internship and cooperative
education opportunities                                 to be supported from sources external to state funds
B.  Enhance Public and Private Access to Faculty Expertise
to Promote Economic Development                             to be supported from sources external to state funds
10. Implement Faculty Salary Plan                                      1,772,924      3,668,180      5,694,209      7,860,033
TOTAL  PROJECTED  EXPENSES  (in addition to FY95 Base Budget)          2,074,924      3,999,180      6,071,209      8,242,033

REVENUES (cumulative, in addition to FY95 budget level)

1.  Regents' Allocation of State General Fund and Millage                926,088      2,066,983        n.a.           n.a.
2.  Legislative Appropriation of State General Fund and Millage          n.a.           n.a.         3,245,204      4,461,971
3.  Growth in FTE Enrollment                                             n.a.           532,472      1,060,596      1,590,893
4.  Increased Tuition Rates                                            1,333,933      3,604,574      5,195,467      6,786,361
TOTAL  PROJECTED  REVENUES                                             2,260,021      6,204,029      9,501,267     12,839,225

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