UNH Faculty Senate

Library Budget Formula Motion

Library Budget Formula Motion


1. Sponsoring committee:  Library Committee

2. Motion presenter:  Lynn Kistler

3. Date of Faculty Senate discussion:  3/6/06

4. Rationale:

The proposed new responsibility center management formula contains substantial changes to the way the library would be funded.  Under the old formula, the library’s main source of funding was state appropriations (76.7% in 2005).  Since state appropriations have not increased at the same rate as inflation and since journal prices have increased faster than inflation, the library has been able to fund less and less out of its budget and began canceling journals last year.  Under the new formula which would provide a more stable source of funding, the state appropriation would provide much less of the library’s budget; and tuition and indirect cost returns would provide about 30% of the library budget, with about 40% coming from the general assessment from units. 

5. Motion: 

The senate’s Library Committee moved that the senate endorse the proposed change to the budget formula for the university library. 

6.  Senate action:  passed

Vote:  unanimous

Senate chair’s signature:  David Richman

Forwarded to:  President Ann Hart, on March 21, 2006

Forwarded to:  Provost Bruce Mallory, on March 21, 2006

Forwarded to:  VPFA Candace Corvey, on March 21, 2006

Forwarded to:  University Librarian Claudia Morner, on March 21, 2006

Forwarded to:  Lynn Kistler, on March 21, 2006


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