Officials at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh are seeking input from students, faculty, staff and the community on budget reduction options that will help the University trim up to $7.8 million from its budget for the 2009-2011 biennium.
An anonymous, Web-based survey launched March 2 and will be available until March 13. The survey seeks feedback on the priority areas the University will consider when establishing budget development principles that will be used when making strategic budget decisions on what areas to enhance, which areas should be protected and where to make reductions.
The survey also seeks suggestions for reducing the impact of budget cuts, and recommendations for minimizing the impact of the budget situation on students and services.
Survey-takers are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the three budget reduction scenarios and to read important information regarding UW Oshkosh’s budget parameters before taking the survey. Click here to take the survey.
“The survey will provide us with valuable input from both the campus community and the public at large,” Chancellor Richard H. Wells said. “We hope people take the opportunity to provide informed feedback that will help us determine how to best leverage the precious resources available to our campus. Thoughtful, constructive advice that is affirmative or critical will help guide campus leadership as we seek to keep students enrolled and help mitigate the negative impacts of budget reductions.”
The results of the survey will be shared with the campus community during a budget forum March 31.