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Washington State University

Budget Committee

Time Commitment

The Budget Committee meets for two hours each month.


    • Budget Committee only evaluates the budgets of proposals and only for: likelihood of projected outcomes; costs, and revenues within the proposals; quality of the data; indirect and intangible costs to other units across WSU; and noticeable omissions in their budget logic.  Evaluating curriculum, etc., is the domain of subsequent committees and the Senate. Budget Committee only evaluates: (1) proposals for new degrees; and (2) other proposals on an ad hoc basis when requested by the Faculty Senate or the Senate Steering Committee.
    • Budget Committee evaluations are forwarded to the Senate Steering Committee to distribute and inform subsequent evaluations of these proposals.


Composition and 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)

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.