Budget discussion begins
During the open 2015 Budget Overview Session faculty and staff learned there is not a lot of new money in the projected UTC budget for fiscal year 2015, but no major cuts are expected.
One reason our budget should be a bit more robust is the anticipated addition of $1,117,500, an allocation from the state to reward UTC for improvement in our student retention and graduation rates. The money will be used for various identified costs in the 2015 budget.
The positive changes are tied to Chancellor Steve Angle’s top priority, student success.
“Providing students with an excellent educational experience is our main goal as a campus. It is encouraging that as we work toward that goal and see students graduate, the state rewards us with increases in our budget,” said Angle. “This is a direct demonstration that efforts to improve retention and graduation rates are not only the right steps to take for our students but also sound financial moves for the campus.”
Tuition and fees contribute 68 percent of the proposed UTC budget, state appropriations add 28 percent, three percent comes from sales and services and grants and contracts round out the remaining one percent.
A town hall meeting to present the final budget to campus is planned for April 21.
Learn more about the proposed 2015 budget at http://www.utc.edu/budget/.
Chancellor to offer State of the University address
Chancellor Steve Angle will deliver “Achieving Excellence—Charting the path to the future” to the campus community on Wednesday, March 5, 12:15 p.m. at the UTC University Center Auditorium.
Chattanooga is moving forward and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is fully engaged.
With the University’s focus on quality, student success, and community connections, UTC is a partner in the economic advancement, cultural health, and sustainability of our community.
Please call (423) 425-4203 for more information.
Partnership PPO reminder
Employees and their covered spouses enrolled in the Partnership PPO must take action in 2014—they are required to complete a Well-Being Assessment online before March 15, 2014.
Visit Partners for Health (http://www.partnersforhealthtn.gov/) and click My Wellness Login. Call 1-(888) 741-3390 if you have questions about the Well-Being Assessment. Please print the last page at the end of the assessment that states you have completed it. Employees are encouraged to not wait until just before the deadline to complete the assessment.
UTC student Christopher Whitehead is vice president of Alpha Phi Alpha Inc., holds a part time job, carries a full course load as an exercise science major AND he was named Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Greater Chattanooga Mentor of the Year for the Site-Based Mentoring Program. Whitehead’s dedication to his 10-year-old little brother Jalanden earned him the honor.