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Auburn University’s strategic plan establishes priorities for promoting student and faculty success, while enhancing our contributions to knowledge and the public good through research, scholarship, creative work and programs of engagement and extension. To achieve these priorities, the plan also establishes a commitment to focus resources on Auburn’s mission and priorities.
The Strategic Budgeting Initiative is a process designed to accomplish that strategic focus today–and to assure that Auburn has financial plans that will remain responsive to its mission and evolving strategy in the future.
The Strategic Budgeting Initiative is being led by Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Tim Boosinger and Executive Vice President Don Large, working with a broadly representative Steering Committee and supported by external consultants from Huron Education. The Steering Committee was convened in early 2013. During an exploratory phase of the initiative, they worked to understand how funds flow in Auburn’s current budget model. During the current phase, lasting 12 weeks, they are working to build campus understanding of budget models in higher education and of what incentives might be set in place to improve alignment between financial investments and strategic priorities.