Resource allocation is embedded within the budget planning process and ensures that the College aligns its resources (people, money, space, technology, and equipment) to achieve its mission in the most effective way possible.
Resource allocation is a budget-driven, plan-informed, iterative process that begins at the divisional/departmental levels, moving to the Institutional Effectiveness Committee, Senior Leadership Team, Budget Committee, and ultimately the Board of Education. Requests for additional resources must be justified with specific reference to the College’s established plans and priorities, program review outcomes, and/or compliance with external mandates (such as legislative, legal, or accreditation requirements). Throughout the process, there is discussion among and between approval levels until a balanced budget is achieved, considering all resources needed to address continuing operations and meet established strategic goals and priorities. Resource allocation is reviewed throughout the year and adjusted as necessary to ensure that resources are allocated in the most effective manner.
Resource Allocation Annual Report
To track results of the resource allocation process, departments must demonstrate related outcomes through their assessments. Review of the resource allocation process allows the College to determine steps for improvement in order to better support UCC’s ability to achieve its mission and goals.