Millikin University - Decatur, IL
b. Budget

6b. Unit Budget


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?

Compared to similar programs within the University, the SoE has a larger budget. The general operating budget (non-salary lines) for the SoE in FY 2007 was $112,137 compared with the operating budget for the School of Nursing (reaccredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education in 2008) of $64,664. The primary changes in the SoE budget in the past 3 years has been increased faculty salary lines and a doubling of the stipend paid to school faculty, in an effort to remain competitive in the regional environment. The SoE budget has increased 32% since fiscal year 2006. In addition, the majority of monies allotted for accreditation (located in the Vice President for Academic Affairs budget) has gone to the SoE in the last 2 years in preparation for the NCATE visit. Although Millikin University has experienced some loss of its overall operating budget because of the national economic recession, the School of Education has been able to keep all of its professional preparation programs operating efficiently.  Operating budgets have been streamlined extremely.

2. What changes to the budget over the past few years have affected the quality of the programs offered?

The Director of the SoE maintains and oversees all budgetary issues associated with the SoE and CTEP, and meets annually with the dean to make recommendations for change within the budget. Unavoidable costs that may arise (i.e. gas mileage) and costs associated with the well-being of Millikin University are categorically reviewed for additions to the budget.

Over the past 5 years, four full time faculty positions have been added to the SoE budget to support the overall growth of the Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education programs. These programs are offered in both the traditional and PACE format. In 2006 when the PACE program expanded to offer these two majors at remote sites in Champaign and Springfield, separate budgets were established for the distant locations. These budgets reside within the overall PACE budget, which is overseen by the Director of PACE. The Director of the SoE has input into changes that may be anticipated with the growth and delivery of education at the remote sites. In 2006, a remote site coordinator was hired for the establishment of the Champaign and Springfield programs. The remote site coordinator’s salary resides within the SoE, and his academic work is overseen by the SoE director.

The changes to the budget over the past few years have largely been the result of expanding our programs to remote sites. The growing market of adult learners who are shifting their careers or needing to re-tool because of job loss is increasing. Expanding to two remote sites offers adults in these two geographic regions an opportunity to both complete an undergraduate degree as well as become certified to teach. The new fulltime faculty that have been added make it possible for all fulltime faculty to teach at all three geographic locations, as well as maintain part of their teaching responsibilities in the traditional day program. The SoE maintains the same quality of teaching in both PACE and traditional day programs and because of this goal, all fulltime faculty teach in all locations.

3. One or more tables and links to key exhibits related to the unit’s budget could be attached here.

School of Education Budget

FY 2006

FY 2007

FY 2008

FY 2009

Full time faculty

$396,587

$455,472

$472,730

$563,986

Part time Faculty

68,033

62,350

62,350

62,350

Administrative Staff

44,901

63,460

59,160

77,402

Part Time Student wages

1,687

2,500

2,500

2,500

Telephone expenses

3,658

3,658

3,658

3,658

Memberships & Dues/Subscriptions

0

550

550

550

Books/Publications

0

150

150

150

Duplicating

4,474

4,500

4,500

7,200

Copier/Printer

3,300

3,178

3,178

3,178

Travel & Conference

 

7,700

 

9,000

Office Supplies

863

1400

1,400

1,400

Instructional Supplies

1,135

1,000

1,000

1,000

Professional Services/development

0

21,300

21,300

41,300

Miscellaneous

0

250

250

250

Total SOE expense budget

$525,291

$627,468

$640,926

$773,924


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