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70. Council on Planning and Budget

  1. Purpose.

    To initiate, coordinate and implement academic planning that promotes the quality and diversity of the academic experience; provide advice on the campus budget, capital planning and allocations of resources and space.
  2. Membership.

    Members are selected to ensure appropriate representation from all colleges and schools, with representation based on the apportionment of the Faculty Legislature as much as possible. The Council consists of at least sixteen (16) Senate members with vote, appointed by the Committee on Committees. In addition, there is one undergraduate and one graduate student representative appointed by the Associated Students and the Graduate Student Association, respectively. Additional student representatives may be appointed to the standing committees. The Chair and Vice Chair are designated by the Committee on Committees. One member shall be appointed to the Universitywide Committee on Planning and Budget by the Committee on Committees. The Chair is a member of the Executive Council.
  3. Organization.

    The Council on Planning and Budget consists of four standing committees and any number of ad hoc committees. The Council Chair, in consultation with the membership, shall appoint any number of individuals or ad hoc committees in response to Administrative or joint Administrative/Senate Committee needs, and within the Council’s purview, e.g., the Design Review Committee. In so doing, the Chair may consult with the Committee on Committees. Individuals may be appointed from the general Senate membership as necessary. Members so appointed report to the Council. Membership of the standing committees is selected by the Chair. The Chairs of the standing committees are appointed from the Council members by the Council Chair in consultation with the Council Vice Chair. The Council and its standing committees may invite consultants and guests to meetings as deemed appropriate. The standing committees are as follows:
    1. Executive Committee, consisting of the Council Chair, Vice Chair, the Chairs of the standing subcommittees, and the Universitywide Committee on Planning and Budget representative, if different;
    2. Committee on Capital and Space Planning, consisting of a Chair and four (4) members of the Council plus three (3) members appointed to the Design Review Committee;
    3. Committee on Academic Planning and Resource Allocation, consisting of a Chair and four (4) Council members. The Associate Vice Chancellor of Budget and Planning serves ex officio;
    4. Committee on Development & Community Relations, comprises a Chair and four (4) Council members. (Am 22 Apr 04)
  4. Duties.

    The Council:
    1. in consultation with the Chancellor, initiates, coordinates and implements academic planning, taking into consideration the results of programmatic reviews and maintaining liaison with the Undergraduate and Graduate Councils.
    2. confers with and advises the Chancellor and the Division on policy regarding physical planning, budget, and resource allocation, both on an annual and long range basis.
    3. advises the Chancellor and the Senate Chair on the budgetary process and annual resource allocations to the various campus units. In deliberations concerning academic resource allocation the Council has responsibility to ensure appropriate consideration of campus diversity policies and to ensure compliance with approved campus academic plans.
    4. acts for the Division in the reviews of administrative units at UCSB as directed by the Executive Council.
    5. articulates a Senate position on campus space-use, ensuring appropriate design for instructional purposes, and evaluates building projects at their proposal, planning, and building stages; considers the impacts of administrative proposals and recommendations that may significantly affect the quality of the campus environment; recommends a campus 5-year plan for capital projects.
    6. works with the administration to ensure that development procedures and policies address academic goals and needs; provides advice on all acquisitions and expenditures of funds that have academic implications.
    7. articulates a Senate position regarding Development fundraising, with particular regard to the acquisition and expenditure of funds that have academic implications, either direct or indirect.
    8. advises the Chancellor and the Division on off-campus land-purchase/use and the planning thereof. (En 30 May 02)