Provide a summary of the program budget along with the overall department budget.
The allocations from the University were mostly flat, with some increase in the Tech Fee in the early years of the review period and a significant drop in the last year. Regular increases in expenses, driven almost entirely by cost increases for electronic subscriptions, required regular review and reductions in expenses. Expenses were carefully considered and reductions made with the focus on curricular need and usage. Modest endowment interest monies have been applied as well. The Library participates in multiple library consortia to reduce costs.
In the coming year Library and University administrators will be working toward a different budget model.
See the supporting documents for a numerical summary of the budgets for the last five years.