The Bakersfield College Budget Committee is a governance committee that supports the college mission, goals and values through comprehensive evaluation of data relevant to the college annual planning process for resource allocation.
Tasks, Goals and Objectives
- Identify and acquire the necessary training to function effectively as committee members.
- Recommend a timeline for budget development that takes into account district and state budget deadlines and time for review, response and changes in the proposed allocations before the final decisions are made.
- Annually review and modify, and communicate the criteria that will be used in making budget decisions for the coming fiscal year.
- Establish clearly articulated processes for reviewing budget requests.
- Design and implement a mechanism that allows for timely college review, input, and modification to the proposed budget before it is submitted to the Board of Trustees for approval.
- Review the budget input and development process and documents completed by department chairs and managers to improve processes and forms.Develop a communication plan to keep the college apprised of information that impacts the budget.
- Meet at least once a month during the fall and spring semesters with possible meetings during the summer. Annually assess the budget development process.
- Advocate for timely budget projections from the district office.
- Provide a representative to participate in the district's Budget Allocation Model review.
All members regardless of individual interests will focus on budget processes and procedures, to insure alignment of college-wide planning and budget allocations.
A commitment to provide a holistic education that develops curiosity, inquiry, and empowered learners.
Student Progression & Completion
A commitment to eliminate barriers that cause students difficulties in completing their educational goals.
A commitment to improve the maintenance of and secure funding for college facilities, technology, and infrastructure for the next thirty years.
Oversight & Accountability
A commitment to improve oversight, accountability, sustainability, and transparency in all college processes.
Leadership & Engagement
A commitment to build leadership within the College and engagement with the community.
- KCCD Budget Allocation Model Evaluation II (includes recommendations)
- Budget Development Timeline from Accreditation Self-Study Report
- Governor’s 2013-14 higher education budget proposal
- How FTES is calculated
- 2012-13 Spending Plan Budget Tablesfrom the LAO
- 2012-13 Budget Workshop PowerPoint from the CCCCO
- Fast Facts 2012 from the Community College League of California
- CCC Budget Cuts & Impact to KCCD BC_ALL message from the Chancellor’s cabinet dated March 6, 2012.
- Budget Decision-Making Criteria (May 31, 2011)
- Program Reviews
- Educational Master Plan
- BC Goals for current academic year
- Renegade 2012 Strategic Plan
- 311Q and 311A Reports (docs on the KCCD site, Business Services are all PDFs) The 311A and 311Q are the Annual (or Quarterly) Financial and Budget Reports sent to the state chancellor's office on what we received for income and how we spent our money.
- How Bakersfield College spent its carryover dollars July 2010 to March 10, 2011. This is an Excel spreadsheet. Select the “BUD COMM RPT” tab to see the dollars spent, along with a brief explanation for each item
- Monthly Budget Updates
- Budget Frequently Asked Questions
- BAM evaluation documentin the College Council Public Folder. After you log into Outlook Web, the 1 MB PDF should download to your computer (or appear in your web browser). BC reps on the task force that developed this: Lynn Krauss, Kate Pluta and Nan Gomez-Heitzeberg.
- Budget Committee Public Folder (appears in new window). Select the link to go directly to the Budget Committee public folder on the Exchange system via the Outlook webserver. You will need to login to the system using your Outlook web username/password. After you enter your access codes on the Outlook Web's login page, you will go to the specific folder. Note that the "logout" link will not be present in the Outlook Web -- Public Folders window that appears, so you'll need to quit your web browser to log out of the Exchange system.
- Budget and Planning Public Folder(appears in new window). Select the link to go directly to the Budget and Planning public folder on the Exchange system via the Outlook webserver. You will need to login to the system using your Outlook web username/password. After you enter your access codes on the Outlook Web's login page, you will go to the specific folder. Note that the "logout" link will not be present in the Outlook Web -- Public Folders window that appears, so you'll need to quit your web browser to log out of the Exchange system.
- Budget Cuts 2011 Op-Ed for the Californiannot an official publication from the Budget Committee or Bakersfield College but it does present the scenarios we're having to plan for as of the first week in April 2011. Opinions expressed, of course, are those of the author alone.
- Glossary of Acronyms
- Budget Advocacy Action Center: Community College League of California has all sorts of analysis of any proposals from the governor and the state legislature on state funding of the community college system.
- Budget Webinar Recording: top California community college leaders (President of the Comm Coll League of CA Scott Lay, Chancellor Jack Scott, Executive Vice Chancellor Erik Skinner, and League Director of Fiscal Policy Theresa Tena at the state level talk about what the proposed budget means for the community colleges.
- Cal Factsa 64-page pamphlet summarizing state government fiscal matters created by the Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO, our state government's non-partisan research office—an unbiased source of information). It contains a number of charts and figures so it is a quick read. Compare state spending on community college students vs. other areas of education on page 28 and then also compare with other areas such as corrections—the CCC system is the best bargain!
- Three recommendations from the LAO:
- Adopt statewide CCC registration priorities that reflect the Master Plan’s top goals
- Establish a 100-unit cap on the number of taxpayer-subsidized credits a CCC student may accumulate
- Eliminate state funding for repetition of physical education and other recreational classes (read report on what is meant by "recreational classes").
- Governor’s Budget Website
McCallum Group Reports that Discuss Budget The McCallum Group is our (a number of other CA Comm Colleges') lobbyist in Sacramento. These are PDFs unless specified otherwise.
- Sacramento Report: for January 18, 2011
This committee communicates with: