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Fort Lewis College . Fort Lewis College. Dealing with the Recession CHECO Fall 2009. FLC “Campus in the Sky” Facts. Location :  Durango, Colorado Campus elevation :  6,872 feet Named for :  19th century military post located on the land that later became the first campus

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Fort lewis college

Fort Lewis College


Fort lewis college1

Fort Lewis College

Dealing with the Recession

CHECO Fall 2009


Flc campus in the sky facts

FLC “Campus in the Sky” Facts

  • Location:  Durango, Colorado

  • Campus elevation:  6,872 feet

  • Named for:  19th century military post located on the land that later became the first campus

  • Year founded:  1911

  • Undergraduate education:  Our sole focus

  • Educational tradition:  Liberal arts (the arts befitting a free people)

  • Vision:  We strive to be the finest public liberal arts college in the Western United States.

  • Mission:  Fort Lewis College offers accessible, high quality, baccalaureate liberal arts education to a diverse student population, preparing citizens for the common good in an increasingly complex world.

  • College accreditation: Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

  • Program accreditations: Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, American Chemical Society, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, National Association of Schools of Music

  • Number of majors, minors, certificates, & special academic programs:  96

  • Average class size:  19

  • Number of student clubs and organizations: 70

  • NCAA Division:  II

  • Mascot: Skyler the Skyhawk

  • Varsity sports:  Basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, softball, volleyball

  • Club sports:  Baseball, cycling, ice hockey, lacrosse, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, wrestling


Demographics

Demographics

  • Fall 2008 Headcount 3,746

  • Student/Faculty Ratio17.2

  • Student FTE 3,702

  • Faculty FTE215

  • Staff FTE 256

  • Female Students48%

  • Male Students52%

  • Native American Students 19%

  • Hispanic Students5%

  • Number of States Represented48

  • Number of Countries Represented20


Flc accountants lead state on 2007 cpa exam

FLC Accountants Lead State on 2007 CPA Exam!

FLC graduates topped the state in the percentage of candidates without advanced degrees passing all or some of the CPA examination sections taken in 2007!

  • Fort Lewis College 72%

  • CU- Boulder 71%

  • CSU 68%

  • CU- Denver 63%

  • Mesa State 63%

  • CU- Colorado Springs 59%

  • Metro State 57%

  • Northern Colorado 54%

  • University of Denver 49%

  • Regis University 47%

  • CSU- Pueblo 45%

  • Adams State 43%

  • Western State 40%


How has the recession affected your overall institution

How has the recession affected your overall institution?


How has the recession affected your overall institution really

How has the recession affected your overall institution - really?

  • Hiring Freeze on General Fund positions

  • Budget committee frozen – no new requests

  • Enrollment level but still down from past years

  • Buildings continue with bond money & student fees – Union, Biology, Dorm


How has your institution utilized federal stimulus funds

How has your institution utilized Federal stimulus funds?


How has your institution utilized federal stimulus funds really

How has your institution utilized Federal stimulus funds - really?

  • Business as usual except for hiring freeze.

  • Increase in Grant activity


What is your institution doing to prepare for base budget cuts in fy12

What is your institution doing to prepare for base budget cuts in FY12?


What is your institution doing to prepare for base budget cuts in fy12 really

What is your institution doing to prepare for base budget cuts in FY12 - really?

  • Current estimate $2.5M to $4M problem

  • Hiring Freeze = $1.5M

  • Budget Committee to develop strategies

  • New President & Provost July 2010

    • Unknowns


With regard to it

With regard to IT...

We are going to Disneyland


With regard to it really

With regard to IT... - really

  • Currently fully staffed – 26.5 fte

  • No budget cuts

  • Strategies as we approach and go over the cliff

    • Evaluate all software contracts

    • Prepay for multiple years

      • Requires State Controller Approval over $5k

      • Better Discounts

      • Defer costs


With regard to it really1

With regard to IT... - really

  • Strategies as we approach and go over the cliff

    • Build up infrastructure

      • Storage, Backup, Network, Servers

      • 3 to 5 years prepaid maintenance

    • Continue Staff training

    • Continue to use open source on new initiatives

      • Digital Signage - Uportal

      • E-portfolios – Duraspace

      • Identity Management

      • E-commerce


With regard to it really2

With regard to IT... - really

  • Strategies as we approach and go over the cliff

    • Larger PC refresh population FY11

    • Labstats package to answer lab usage questions

    • Evaluate Microsoft Campus Agreement - buyout

    • Banner contract renewal.

      • Student & Fin Aid 7 years

      • Advancement 5 years

      • Finance 3 years = Kuali

      • HR 1 year = RFP

      • Touchnet 1 year = replacement


If all else fails

If all else fails

  • Go to Happy Place


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