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IRM Governance

Incentive-based budget models are inherently transparent. They are most effective when there is a high degree of trust and accountability among academic and administrative stakeholders. The governance structure for IRM evolved over the course of FY19, and underwent regular assessments. 

IRM is governed by the following bodies:

IRM Council

A council co-chaired by the senior vice president for Business Affairs and the provost was established and is composed of deans, academic chairs, academic business officers and an auxiliary representative. The council reviews annual budget proposals from support units. Additionally, council members conduct comprehensive support unit reviews on a rolling three-year cycle. The review provides support units an opportunity to share operational plans, metrics, benchmarking and use of resources. The units are asked to present plans they have or will have to reduce costs, review service level satisfaction ratings and provide analysis of strengths, weaknesses and opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness, as well as identify threats and challenges to delivering quality services.

Space Planning Advisory Committee

This committee makes recommendations to the president regarding the strategic use of space as a resource to support university objectives and initiatives. In providing that guidance, the committee works to align their recommendations to fit within the IRM, given that space is one of the drivers used in the model for facilities cost allocation.

Executive Budget Council

After budget proposals are review by the governance structures described above, they are recommended for one of two actions: return for modification or advanced to an executive budget council composed of the vice president for Business Affairs, provost and the president.