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2015-17 university budget updates

On July 12, Gov. Scott Walker signed the 2015-17 state budget into law. UW-Eau Claire's net, annual reduction each year during 2015-17 will be $12.2 million.

Check this site for continuing updates on the university budget.

Opening week budget update sessions*

Chancellor James Schmidt held budget update sessions during opening week of the 2015-16 academic year. View the video recording of the Aug. 27 session.

*Handouts for budget update sessions:

Sodexo report on Facilities

The university has commissioned an assessment of our facilities operations. The report is available for review and for comment by university faculty, staff and students.

Big Ideas

UW-Eau Claire is addressing its budget challenge through innovation and big ideas. Teams of faculty, staff and students are addressing these big ideas, including:

  • Administrative Support Center
  • Advising and Student Success Center
  • One-Stop Student Services Center
  • Facilities restructuring
  • Creative services consolidation
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Plan
  • Academic Master Plan

Rapid-action task forces

More than 140 faculty, staff and students generously volunteered to serve as members of four Rapid Action Task Forces to address our budget challenge. The groups and group chairs are as follows:

  • Academic Workload: Carter Smith, Languages
  • Administrative Redesign: Kristen Hendrickson, Administration and Finance
  • Curriculum: Tim Vaughan, College of Business
  • Student Services: Troy Terhark, University Recreation

Links to the Rapid Action Task Force reports are publicly viewable on the " UW-Eau Claire and the state budget" web page.

Open forum video archive

Link below to watch/listen to past open forums for faculty and staff to discuss details and answer questions regarding the governor's 2015-17 state budget proposal:

More information

Following are links to further information regarding the governor's UW System 2015-17 biennial budget proposal:

University budget archive

Budget Tools