July 20, 2017
Chancellor Carol T. Christ and EVCP Paul Alivisatos sent the below communication to Council of Deans, Cabinet members, and Chief Administrative Officers this afternoon. 

Dear colleagues,

The development of our fiscal year 2017-18 budget was an iterative process that relied on simultaneous submissions and conversations across all campus divisions. While we greatly appreciate everyone's resolve in working toward a balanced campus budget, we acknowledge that plans to meet the budget improvement target in one division could affect the operations or budget of other divisions. Through this memo and follow-up communications, we aim to convey and minimize any adverse impacts.

Now that divisions have confirmed plans to meet their targets, we have posted a list of known service impacts to alert you and allow time to adjust your operations accordingly. As some departments are still evaluating potential impacts to services and fees brought about by their budget improvement targets, this list will be updated whenever the extent of an impact is determined. We encourage you to communicate this information within your division as appropriate.

We acknowledge that this year's budget decisions were challenging and hope that these service impacts are as minimally disruptive as possible to your operations. If you have concerns or questions about a particular service-level decision and its impact, we encourage you to alert us by using this feedback form.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as, together, we navigate our university toward a sustainable financial future.

Sincerely,

Carol T. Christ
Chancellor

Paul Alivisatos
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost