UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Budget Office

Request Resources

Annual Resource Request

As a part of the annual budget process, it is important that each year we complete an assessment of the funding needed to meet our strategic goals. The form below is to be used to request annual budget funding. Although funding is not guaranteed, the purpose is to identify all needs and determine what can be funded with available resources. The Annual Request can generally be completed October through January.

View the Annual Budget Request for Funding Form and the Annual Budget Request for Funding Form Instructions.


Mid Cycle Resource Request

Occasionally, funding needs arise after the most recent budget cycle is complete. The purpose of the mid cycle request is to allow the campus to request funding that cannot wait until the next budget cycle. Use of this form should be rare and must directly support the Strategic Plan. Requests may be sent via e-mail or campus mail to the Chief Business Officer in NH Suite 111.

View the Mid Cycle Resource Request Form and the Mid Cycle Resource Request Form Instructions.


New Self-Supporting Program

Download as an Excel document

Development Process Guidelines

The purpose of this document is to give guidance to those interested in developing a self-supporting program for our campus.

Recommended Process to follow is:

  1. Perform Needs assessment.
    • See "Needs Assessment" worksheet for considerations (you may think of others).
    • Document your assessment and information sources.
  2. Gather information required and populate Financial Template to determine feasibility of self-support
    • Estimate staffing costs, start-up costs, and continuing program costs, as well as estimated student enrollment and credit load.
    • Plug numbers into the template to calculate estimated tuition rates required in order to self-support.
    • add tuition/fees for competing programs to the template for comparison purposes.
    • Review and evaluate if the program appears to be financially feasible.
  3. If the program appears to be financially feasible, consider how the program would be evaluated once implemented
    • See "Evaluation Planning" worksheet for considerations (you may think of other evaluation measures).
    • Document proposed evaluation processes and criteria.
  4. If, after performing the research and analysis above, there is still a desire to move forward, prepare a detailed new program proposal, using the information collected.

  5. Submit the proposal for review/approval.
    • Department Chair.
    • Dean.
    • Academic Policy and Program Committee (required per Faculty and Academic Staff Handbook 3.3 Article III, section A.5).
    • Faculty Senate (required per faculty and Academic Staff Handbook 3.3 Article III, section A.5).
    • Provost and Vice Chancellor (required per faculty and Academic Staff Handbook 3.3 Article III, section A.5).
    • Chancellor (required per faculty and Academic Staff Handbook 3.3 Article III, section A.5).
    • UW System (see http://www.uwsa.edu/acss/planning/guidelines/index.htm#flow_chart1 for entitlement/approval process details).

Contact Us

Budget Office
brenda.irvin@uwf.edu
715-425-3737
111 North Hall