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6b. Unit Budget

6b.1. What is the budget available to support programs preparing candidates to meet standards? How does the unit's budget compare to the budgets of other units with clinical components on campus or similar units at other institutions?

In FY09 the total budget of the unit was $5,232, 549 (Std6b.Exh7). Of this, personnel services accounted for almost 93% of the expenditures, or $4,859,962. The two primary sources of revenue for COE were general funds in the amount of $2,725,192 and tuition recovery in the amount of $1,757,707. See Exhibit 7 for more detailed information. While this budget adequately supports the core work of the unit, it has limited the College’s ability to expand its work or to engage in special projects and initiatives to advance our mission.

The COE FY09 budget is compared to the School of Nursing (SON) and the School of Engineering (SOE). In terms of dollar support to FTE, COE is comparable to SON ($156,428 and 150,900) but the SOE support exceeds the COE with $217,194 per FTE. On the other hand, while the total COE budget for FY 09 is 75.5% of that of the SON, the COE total enrollment for the Fall 2008 term is 85% of that of the SON and the total student credit hours for the Fall 2008 term is also 85% of that of the SON. These data indicate some budget discrepancy among professional units at UAA.

Comparison of Base Budgets by Fiscal Year


Fiscal Year

Budgets (1)

Total FTE Faculty (2)
Fall 2008 Term

Total Enrollment (3)
Fall 2008 Term

Number of Student
Credit Hours(3)
Fall 2008 Term

 

COE

SON

SOE

COE

SON

SOE

COE

SON

SOE

COE

SON

SOE

FY09

5,232,549

6,929,548

5,342,985

33.45

45.92

24.6

1,403

1,640

1,848

3,841

4,541

4,992

Data Sources: (1) Budgets: UAA Budget Office; (2) FTE: Statewide Office of Institutional Research; (3) Enrollment and Credit Hours: UAA Dashboard (closing data reported; excludes 500-level courses; SON figures include NURS and NS enrollments/credits hours combined)

6b.2. How adequately does the budget support all programs for the preparation of educators? What changes to the budget over the past few years have affected the quality of the programs offered?

In general, the COE budget adequately supports all programs. The budget has increased approximately 20% over the past four fiscal years due to multiple factors, including stabilization and, in some cases, increases in enrollment that have resulted in increased funds from tuition; internal reallocations through the UAA Planning and Budget Advisory Committee process; workforce development (SB137 and TVEP) funding from UA Statewide; and funding from sources outside the institution.

  • In FY07, COE received $145,000 from SB137 Funding for Early Childhood Education.
  • In FY08 COE received an internal reallocation for faculty positions in the amount of $170,000 as well as $185,000 in SB137 Funding for Early Childhood Education.
  • In FY09 COE received Technical and Vocational Education Program Funding (TVEP) including $145,000 continuing funding for Early Childhood/Head Start, $50,500 one-time funding for Video Remote Supervision, and $100,000 one-time funding for a Recruitment and Retention Coordinator. The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development also contributed $17,500 to offset the costs of the summer 2009 speech and language clinic.
  • In FY10 COE will receive a one-time $50,000 internal reallocation for accreditation, as well as TVEP Funding including $145,000 for Early Childhood/Head Start and $90,000 for an Outreach/Retention Coordinator. Additionally, COE recently received a four-year, $380,000 pledge from a private donor to support the delivery of undergraduate education programs to rural Alaska.
  • In Federal FY07-09, COE received $749,000 from the Alaska Educational Innovations Network (AEIN) grant. AEIN provides % effort for faculty working on specific grant goals and developing and teaching courses via distance. AEIN supports travel to conferences, rural experiences for faculty and candidates, scholarships, and faculty leadership development activities. In Federal FY10, $240,000 will be allocated to COE.