As we look toward the future for Bethune-Cookman, we face new challenges as our traditional sources of revenue decline and we look for new ways to address the needs of our students and meet the University's mission.
What are the Next Steps?
The University created three workgroups: Staff, Faculty and Cabinet. Each Work Group is made up of volunteers who were selected to provide a representative cross section of the University.
The Work Groups were each asked to collaborate with their colleagues and develop ideas on how their area can reduce their budgets by 2% -‐ 5% for the 2012 academic year and 8% -‐10% in total over two years. The Work Groups are concentrating on how their area can:
- Work more efficiently
- Discontinue certain processes that may no longer be needed
- Reconfigure work and processes to make them more efficient and accurate.
In addition, the Deans and Faculty are looking at the academic programs we offer to determine what programs should be grown into magnet programs for B-‐CU to attract future students, as well as where we can combine classes or programs to be more efficient.
The Work Groups will meet again later in April to present their initial thoughts and ideas on budget reductions. You’ll learn more once those meetings occur.