VANCOUVER, June 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Concerned Capilano University faculty
and students are calling on the governing senate and board to adopt
their alternate budget solutions produced in order to balance a $1.3
million dollar deficit without any program cuts.
The previous May 14 governing board meeting concluded with a motion for
the senate budget committee "to attempt to balance the budget without
any program cuts", leading to an exhaustive review of the past 5 years
of university budgets.
With the same number of faculty since 2009 now teaching over 1000
additional fulltime equivalent students, revenues are growing
substantially faster than direct program delivery costs, suggesting
significant operational efficiencies exist in program delivery.
In the same 4 year period, Capilano University's administrative costs
have expanded by over 40%, suggesting the proposal to pay for
administrative bloat through cutting 7% of the University's programs,
will only eliminate unique and acclaimed programs, reduce opportunities
for students, and shrink University revenues.
The British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education is confident
Capilano University "can manage its current budgetary pressure and
continue to offer the same programs it has offered in the past."
Returning administrative overhead and expense spending to pre-2012
levels, would easily cover the current shortfall and allow continuation
of the current program mix. The faculty working group is also providing
a range of short and long term revenue generating suggestions through
the Senate Budget Sub-Committee, leading up to important University
Senate and Board meetings occurring on June 10 and 11 respectively.
SOURCE: Capilano University Faculty Association
For further information:
Brent Calvert 604.318.2943