University Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Cost Savings and Efficiency Enhancement


Committee:

University Senate

Category:

Ad Hoc Committee on Cost Savings and Efficiency Enhancement

Description: 

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

Members:

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

Charges:

Approved: SenEx, September 27, 2016

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

  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.

Final Report:

Cost Savings Final Report (PDF)

Cost Savings Suggestions from Student Senate (PDF)

Adhoc Cost Savings Suggestions from Staff Senate (PDF)