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Washington State University

Budget Committee

Composition & Tenure

  • Seven faculty, with at least three geographical regions represented. (F)
  • One graduate and one undergraduate student, with one-year terms (renewable). (G-U)
  • One faculty member of the Academic Affairs Committee; one faculty member of the Faculty Affairs Committee; as chosen by those committees. (A)
  • Vice president for business affairs; provost and executive vice president or designee; and the director, Budget. (#) (X)

Function

  • The Budget Committee evaluates the budgets of proposals and only for: the likelihood of projected outcomes, costs, and revenues. Within the proposals the following metrics are considered:
    • Quality of the data;
    • Indirect and intangible costs to other units across WSU;
    • Noticeable omissions in their budget logic.
    • Evaluating curriculum, etc., is the domain of subsequent committees and the Senate.
  • The Budget Committee evaluates the following:
    • Proposals for new degrees
    • Other proposals on an ad hoc basis when requested by the Faculty Senate or the Senate Steering Committee.

Additional notes

  • Chair elected by the Committee.
  • Has representation on the Steering Committee.
  • Whenever possible, at least one non-ex officio member of the Academic Affairs Committee shall serve on each of the permanent subcommittees.
  • Responsible to: Faculty Senate.
  • Reports to: Faculty Senate and the president.

Time Commitment

The Budget Committee meets for two hours each month.

Name Rank Constituency Location Start Term End Term
Committee Chair, Li Xu (F) Associate Professor Accounting, CCBVancouver 20202023
Seo Soobin (F)Assistant Professor Hospitality & Business Management, CCBEverett 2020 2023
Ting Chi (F) Professor AMDT, CAHNRS Pullman 20222024
Beth Blakesely (F)Dean of Libraries Libraries Pullman 2022 2025
Weimin Li (F)Associate Professor Translational Medicine, ESFCOM Spokane 2022 2025
Chuck Moore (F)Professor Mathematics, CAS Pullman 20222025
Jason Porter (F)Associate Professor Business Accounting, CCBPullman 2022 2025
Supporting Members
Thabiti Lewis Associate Professor English, CAS Vancouver AAC Representative AAC Representative
Aaron Oforlea Associate Professor English CASPullman AAC Representative AAC Representative
Cynthia Haseltine Associate Professor Molecular Biosciences, CAS Pullman FAC Representative FAC Representative
Laura Hill Senior Vice Provost Academic Affairs Pullman Office of the Provost Representative Office of the Provost Representative
Vacant Vice President of Finance & Administration Representative ----Vice President of Finance & Administration Representative Vice President of Finance & Administration Representative
Marwa Aly Graduate Student VCEAPullman 20222023
Kody Ongpituk Undergraduate Student CAS Pullman 20222023