Strategic Investment Process

Each year, the University of Oregon allocates a very small portion of the Education and General (E&G) Fund budget for strategic investment. Deans and Vice Presidents across the university are invited to submit investment proposals. The provost appoints a Budget Advisory Group (BAG) made up of faculty, students, and staff, including many members of the Senate Budget Committee, to provide advice and counsel on recommended investments.

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Charge

Provide advice and counsel to the provost regarding strategic investments for the upcoming fiscal year.

Process

1. Call for proposals is sent to all UO deans and vice presidents.

2. The deans and vice presidents manage their own process for selecting proposals for submission.

3. Provost appoints BAG members.

4. Proposals are submitted to the Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration and are reviewed by the BAG.

5. Recommendations from the BAG are submitted to the provost, who consults with senior leadership and the president regarding funding decisions.

6. Funding is announced in late May for the following academic year.

Meetings

The BAG met throughout the month of April to review proposals and prepare recommendations to the provost.

Funding

Proposals may request one-time-only dollars for the following academic year or recurring funds.

FY 2020 Funding
The Budget Advisory Group reviewed 28 proposals from 24 different units, which totaled more than $4.15 million in recurring funds and $1.89 million in one-time-only funds.

To see the projects that received strategic funding, see the announcement on Around the O.

FY 2019 Funding
Last year, the Budget Advisory Group reviewed 16 proposals, which totaled more than $3.8 million in recurring funds and $1.0 million in one-time-only funds.

For a full listing of the positions and initiatives that received funding last year, see the announcement on Around the O.

Members

The BAG has 21 members, which include faculty, students, and staff from across the university, including many members of the Senate Budget Committee.

Brad Shelton, (co-chair)
Executive Vice Provost for Academic Operations
 

Jamie Moffitt, (co-chair)
Vice President for Finance and Administration/Chief Financial Officer
 

Alec Murphy,
Professor, Geography, College of Arts and Sciences, Faculty Advisory Council

Ali Emami,
Sr. Instructor, Finance, Chair of Senate Budget Committee

Deanna Unruh,
Research Associate Professor, College of Education, Faculty Advisory Council

Doneka Scott,
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Student Success

Erica Daley,
Associate Dean of Finance and Operations, School of Law

Hal Sadofsky,
Divisional Dean, Natural Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences

Imani Dorsey,
ASUO Internal Vice President, Student

Ivan Chen,
ASUO External Vice President, Student

Janet Woodruff-Borden,
Dean and Vice Provost, Graduate School

Jillian Sallaway,
Technology Access and Support Specialist, Information Services

Kevin Marbury,
Vice President for Student Life

Kevin Reed,
Vice President and General Counsel 

Robin Clement,
Sr. Lecturer/Director, Masters of Accounting Program, Lundquist College of Business, Senate Budget Committee

Ryan Wilson,
Professor, Accounting, Lundquist College of Business, Senate Budget Committee

Sabrina Madison-Cannon,
Dean, School of Music and Dance

Scott Pratt,
Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Stuart Laing,
Director of Budget Operations, Budget and Resource Planning

Teri Rowe,
Finance and Administration Manager, Economics and Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences

William Harbaugh,
Professor, Economics, College of Arts and Sciences, Senate President