Divisional budget requests for state funding in the 2019-2021 biennium are now up on the Budget Office website in the Budget Forum where they are open for comment.
Internal budget requests are made each year by university divisions in preparation for fiscal year planning. In odd-numbered years internal requests are made for all major budgeting across the university and planned as part of the two-year (biennial) budget.
Budget requests are submitted by Vice Presidents to the Budget Office and are then reviewed by the University Planning and Resources Council (UPRC). UPRC evaluates requests against the university's strategic plan and makes recommendations to the Deans and Vice Presidents who review and make final recommendations to the President.
This year 57 requests have been made totaling approximately $12 million in recurring dollars. UPRC will be reviewing all requests at upcoming meetings. Audiocasts of those meetings will be made available.
All faculty, staff, and students are asked to provide comments on requests as part of the review process. Comments may be added at the bottom of the Budget Forum page and the comments section will be open until May 1. Please contact the Budget Office with any questions at Budget.Office@wwu.edu.