University officials soon will announce their findings from the campuswide prioritization project.
Prioritization is the process in which university officials can see where money is being spent in every department.
Every academic and support function was required to fill out forms indicating their fiscal history and spending patterns.
A task force consisting of several faculty and staff members from all campus departments is leading the project.
“They are in the process of developing their report,” said Susan Barber, provost and vice president for academic affairs.
A written report compiling all of the data will be completed by January 15.
The president, chief financial officer and provost will review the report before it is sent out to the campus community. Distribution to the public will occur sometime after Martin Luther King Jr. Day, most likely via email, Barber said.
The prioritization task force and members of the university have worked on the project since the summer.
Students have noticed faculty and staff members investing their time in the project.
“I like the idea of fiscal responsibility but I feel like it’s putting a tremendous strain on faculty and staff this year,” said Chance Johnson, political science junior.
Prioritization consists of systematically reevaluating the budgets of academic and support functions of the university.
“Prioritization helps us to see where our revenues are going, and how our spending is compared to that,” Barber said in a previous interview with Student Publications.