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University Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Cost Savings and Efficiency Enhancement

Approved: SenEx, September 27, 2016


To save resources while enhancing or minimally impacting the Teaching, Research and Service functions and long-term viability of KU.

Recommended Committee Structure:

Students, Faculty and Staff representing a wide variety of departments and disciplines across campus.

Recommended Committee Actions:

  1. Construct a survey mechanism to poll faculty, staff, students and alumni for cost-saving ideas. (Make such a mechanism anonymous, but with an option to self-identify, come and describe opportunity to committee.)
  2. Collect surveys;
  3. Examine budgets, commission studies as necessary;
  4. Identify how the need for cost savings (i.e. budget cuts) has been addressed in the last few years
  5. Decide on priorities for the future;
  6. Enlist expert help from within KU for cost savings and impact analysis;
  7. Make recommendations publicly to the Administration.

Members are elected by their individual senates.  Chair will be elected by the committee.


Chair: Faculty: Susan Twombly, Ed Leadership & Policy Studies

Faculty: Mohamed El-Hodiri, Economics

Staff: Anna Paradis, Engineering

Staff: David Day, KU IT

Students: John Rebein john.rebein@ku.edu

Student: Hanna Hayden hhayden@ku.edu


Ad Hoc Committee On Cost Savings Final Report and Support Data

Final Report

Suggestions from Student Senate

Suggestions from Staff Senate





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