Academic Budget and Personnel

The Offices of Academic Affairs Budget and Personnel operate within the Office of Academic Affairs and support the Provost. The offices develop a comprehensive budget and personnel model to help align resources with strategic objectives of the division and University. The offices work in close coordination with campus partners to guide, refine, and interpret major policies and process areas that have significant impact on the division to promote student success, efficiency, accountability, and appropriate cost and procedural controls.

The Office of Academic Affairs Budget is also responsible for developing the divisional budget and related annual budget call process, providing integrated resource planning and analysis, and ensuring data capabilities that support leadership decision-making and reporting requirements.

The Office of Academic Affairs Personnel manages the personnel processes for faculty including recruitment, hiring and retention; leave and re-assignment of duties requests; salary administration and special pays, and the faculty re-appointment, promotion, and tenure process.  The office ensures that faculty personnel files are maintained to the compliance standards set forth by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), our institution’s accreditation body.

The offices train and develop divisional leaders, business officers, and their teams regarding resource management that supports institutional imperatives, budget and personnel best practices, and related business administration timelines, workflow, and approval steps.