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The University of Memphis. President Shirley Raines General Faculty Meeting August 21, 2003. Looking Back on FY03: A Year of Celebrations. We celebrated our 90th Anniversary: a Lifetime of Learning. A Year of Celebrations. We unveiled a new academic seal and a new motto: to Dream,

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the university of memphis

The Universityof Memphis

President Shirley Raines

General Faculty Meeting

August 21, 2003

looking back on fy03 a year of celebrations
Looking Back on FY03: A Year of Celebrations

We celebrated our 90th Anniversary:

a Lifetime of Learning.

a year of celebrations
A Year of Celebrations

We unveiled a new academic seal and a new motto:

to Dream,

to Think,

to Do!

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A Year of Celebrations

We hosted the quarterly meeting of the Tennessee Board of Regents at which the sons of Kemmons Wilson, Sr. accepted the Regents Award for Excellence in Philanthropy, recognizing the Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management.

a year of celebrations2
A Year of Celebrations

We dedicated the V. Lane Rawlins Clock Tower and the University Services Court.


A Year of Celebrations

Governor Bredesen honored the University of Memphis by speaking at our annual faculty convocation.

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A Year of Celebrations
  • Faculty promoted and tenured
  • Major grants and funded research
  • New faculty joining our ranks

Faculty Turnover dropped to 6.9% in 2002

  • 2003 Counts: Full-time E&G faculty positions 850
    • Adjunct faculty ~ 465
    • Turnover percentage for 03 will be available in October

New Beginnings

The University’s Administrative Leadership Team welcomed three important additions this spring:

Dr. Douglas E. Hurley

V.P. for

Information Technology

Dr. Rosie P. Bingham

V.P. for

Student Affairs

Dr. Robert P. Bartlett

V.P. for



Familiar Faces

Continuing to provide outstanding leadership:

Mr. Charles Lee

V.P. for

Business & Finance

Mr. R. C. Johnson

Athletic Director

Dr. Ralph J. Faudree, Jr.



New Beginnings

The move to Wilder Tower is complete and student services are now located in a single facility:

  • Student registration
  • Financial aid
  • Placement
  • Advising
  • Testing
  • Career Services

Dedication on August 25 following our first

Freshman Convocation

new beginnings
New Beginnings:

FedEx Institute of Technology

  • Technologically enhanced learning opportunities
  • Grand Opening Nov. 2003
  • State, City, County, & corporate funding

New Beginnings:Millington Center

  • Extended programs and research activities
  • Phase 1 in design for classroom relocation from Navy Base
  • U of M Foundation Loan provided initial renovation

New Beginnings:Prescott Acquisition

  • New space for renovation and use

Challenges for 03-04

  • Tuition increase of 14% insufficient to offset 9% reduction in base budget state funding.
  • Lottery benefits to students and to colleges/universities still uncertain.
  • TBR mandate: no salary increases this year when people are losing jobs.
  • Continued attention to cost-saving measures to meet the needs of students, faculty, and staff.
headcount fte fall
Headcount & FTE Fall

UoM has maintained a stable enrollment of around 20,000 for more than 20 years

Source: U of M Institutional Research


Degrees Earned

3,000+ degrees each year equates to ~ 20% of the FTE graduating on an annual basis.

Source: U of M Institutional Research


Doctoral Degrees

Other = DBA & DMA

Source: U of M Institutional Research


Sponsored Project AwardsResearch Grants & Contracts

FY03: $36 million; a one-year gain of $7 million (24%)

Source: UoM Research Support


Private Gifts

Alumni, Parents, Faculty & Staff Corporations & Foundationsincludes gifts to athletics and the UoM Foundation, and in-kind gifts

Millington site

Wilson gift

FY03 Gifts to Athletics: $6.8M or 35% of $19.4M total.

Source: UoM Division of Marketing & Advancement

endowment trust funds
Endowment & Trust Funds

FY01 & 02 reflect market value decline.

Source: UoM Accounting Office

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Appropriation & Tuition as a percentage of E&G revenue

Fees continue to fill the gap & are now at 49% of the E&G Budget

university budget fy2004

University Budget FY2004

Original Budget

$293.2 million

Adjusted for 14% fee increase

in millions

base budget by object original fy04
Base Budget by Object Original FY04

Operating includes scholarships, utilities, maintenance, supplies, technology, & communications

university subsidy of athletics budget vs actual
University Subsidy of Athletics Budget vs. Actual
  • Athletics is meeting its goal of self sufficiency.
  • Challenges:
    • Gender equity
    • Conference and venue uncertainties
priorities for planning
Priorities for Planning

Investing in People

Building Productive Partnerships

Increasing Interdisciplinary Work

operational goal 1 people
Operational Goal #1People
  • Enroll and retain highly regarded and motivated students
    • Honors Program
    • Recruiting high achievers
    • Financial support
  • Recruit and retain outstanding faculty and staff
    • Enhanced academic reputation
    • Faculty awards
operational goal 2 programs
Operational Goal #2Programs
  • Expand research & interdisciplinary programs in areas of existing strength.
    • Defining and communicating departmental focus areas
  • Seize new opportunities for effective intellectual, economic, cultural, and social contributions.
    • New resources for research funding
    • Interdisciplinary partnerships
operational goal 3 environment
Ensure a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.

Create a safe, physically pleasing, and culturally rich learning environment

Better business practices

Campus safety

Operational Goal #3Environment
operational goal 4 technology
Operational Goal #4Technology
  • Maximize learning, leadership, and innovation through the effective use of information technology.
  • Ensure increased fluency among students, faculty, and staff.
operational goal 5 community and alumni
Operational Goal #5Community and Alumni
  • Increase community and alumni involvement in the life of the University through
    • An outstanding intercollegiate athletics program
    • Programs in Performing Arts
    • New opportunities for participation, service, & engagement in the academic life of the university.