Fredericton Campus 2009-10 Budget

Fredericton Campus 2009-10 Budget
Board of Governors May 27, 2009 Agenda Item # 8.3.3
Fredericton Campus
2009-10
Budget
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
2009-10 Operating Budget
Table of Contents
Campus Vice-President's Commentary .. ………………………………………………………………………3
2009-10 Operating Budget ................................................................................................................................... 6 Executive Summary ............................................................................................................................................ 7 Revenue............................................................................................................................................................... 9 Provincial Operating Grant ........................................................................................................................... 10 Tuition Revenue ............................................................................................................................................ 11 Other Revenue .............................................................................................................................................. 12 Revenue Proposals ........................................................................................................................................ 13 Expenses ........................................................................................................................................................... 13 Operating Expenses ...................................................................................................................................... 14 Faculties and Departmental Costs ................................................................................................................. 14 Academic and Student Support ..................................................................................................................... 15 Administration and Development Services .................................................................................................. 16 Maintenance and Utilities ............................................................................................................................. 17 Ancillary Operations (Net) ............................................................................................................................... 18 2009-10 Operating Budget Statement............................................................................................................... 19 2009-10 Revenue Proposals .............................................................................................................................. 21 Proposal to Implement a Student Health Services Fee ................................................................................. 22 Proposal to Implement a Prior Learning Assessment Fee ............................................................................ 24 Proposal to Standardize Distance Education Fees ........................................................................................ 25 Proposal to Standardize Administration and Technology Fees for Online Courses ..................................... 26 Proposal to Amend Confirmation Fees ......................................................................................................... 28 Proposal to Amend Masters of Business Administration Fees ..................................................................... 29 Proposal to Amend Parchment Replacement Fee ......................................................................................... 31 Proposal to Amend Parking Fees .................................................................................................................. 32 Proposal to Amend Transcript Fees .............................................................................................................. 33 2009-10 Capital Budget ...................................................................................................................................... 34 Capital Budget Overview .............................................................................................................................. 35 The following chart compares the current capital plan (including the 2009-10 capital budget) to that
undertaken in prior years: ............................................................................................................................. 35 Capital Sub-Committee of the Fredericton Budget Management Committee .............................................. 37 2009-10 Residence Budget .................................................................................................................................. 43 Introduction ................................................................................................................................................... 44 Executive Summary ...................................................................................................................................... 44 Governance of Residential Life and Conference Services ........................................................................... 45 Q:\CATHY'S MAIN FILES\Board of Governors\Board 2009\Board of Governors May 27
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Commentary from Vice-President Fredericton (Academic)
Introduction
The $2.3 Million deficit proposed for the Fredericton Campus is a significant challenge to academic planning. It
is also evident that the Fredericton Campus has not enjoyed a sustainable academic or financial model for some
time. Such a significant financial challenge is also an opportunity - a chance to renew our commitment to
collegial reflection regarding “what we do” and “how we do it”?
Now is the time to consider how academic and operational activities on the Fredericton Campus complement
each other, as well as how they complement those of our sister-campus in Saint John. Now is the time to
consider how each academic program contributes to the academic mission and our sustainability. Now is the
time to consider how the Fredericton Campus fits within an overall strategic plan for the University of New
Brunswick.
Environment
We are operating in a very difficult financial environment. It will be recalled that the University announced as
early as November 2008 that the economic downturn would have a nearly 20% negative impact our marketbased endowments. Our estimates indicate that the Fredericton Campus will be required to find alternate
funding for approximately $3.0 Million of scholarships, bursaries and other student support for at least the next
two years (based on a short-term recession scenario.) Other universities have employed a wide variety of
mechanisms to deal with related shortfalls: examples include in-year budget reductions, across-the-board
prospective budget reductions, enrolment minima on course sections, voluntary workforce reductions, and
hiring freezes.
At the same time, the Fredericton Campus enrolments have declined from 8,401 full-time equivalents (in 200506) to 7,432 (in 2008-09), a decrease of almost one thousand students (or 11.5%). This has created a steady
downward pressure on tuition revenues and tuition revenues represent approx. 30% of our overall revenues.
The provincial operating grant comprises 65% of our revenues. Historical increases of approximately 3% per
year have been insufficient to keep pace with even conservative economic increases in most collective
agreements. Even non-salary items, in an educational environment such as our own, tend to experience inflation
closer to 4 or 5%. In 2009-10, our Campus did not receive the historical increase; worse yet, we experienced a
decrease in our provincial operating grant revenues.
Rising to the Challenge
Without an institutional strategic plan to guide us, the Fredericton Campus chose to embrace a one-year plan for
2009-10 in order to allow time for participation in a planning process (for which many will know the VicePresident Fredericton (Academic) was a strong advocate since his arrival in September 2008 and which is now
being initiated by our new President). This one-year plan reduced expense growth from the expected $5.5
Million (or 4.2%) to $1.9 Million (or 1.9%).
The Fredericton Campus assigned ongoing budget reductions nearing $2.0 Million. These reductions occur in a
context where almost 80% of costs represent human resources, many of which are continuing positions.
In dealing with this ongoing budget reduction, portfolio managers engaged in collegial consultation with their
own internal management groups, e.g. Deans discussed with Chairs and Faculty Councils; Directors with their
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managers and coordinators. The Deans Council and the Directors Plus groups served as essential players in
communication during this budget process. The Fredericton Campus successfully achieved virtually all (over
85%) of its target on an ongoing basis. All of its ongoing budget reduction target will be achieved by 2010-11.
Both Faculties and support departments continue to review and reconsider their academic and operational
staffing requirements and adjust workload to reflect fewer resources. It is important to note that while budget
reductions were initially assigned to all units, those areas providing academic and student support like the
Harriet Irving Library and Student Affairs and Services were protected from direct impact as they are
considered strategic to both recruitment and retention.
The Fredericton Campus has supported university management’s recommended freeze to economic adjustments
for the executive, management, the administrative, professional and technical groups. This is expected to form
the basis of upcoming collective bargaining on our campus.
Finally, an additional $0.8 Million of one-time salary savings was identified by the Vice-President Fredericton
(Academic) and the Vice-President (Finance & Corporate Services) to mitigate the unexpected government
announcement regarding a reduction in provincial operating grant revenues.
Strategic Areas
Recruitment and retention are top priorities on the Fredericton Campus. Regarding undergraduate recruitment
and retention, the Fredericton Campus will:
•
Begin the integration of recruitment and admissions on the Fredericton campus by September 2009.
Operational and organizational models, business and communication processes (i.e. from inquiry to
enrolment) will be reviewed in favor of a more efficient and effective model. This is expected to increase
yield, better capitalize on human resources and overlay a sales and client service approach throughout.
•
Develop and implement a recruitment marketing program aimed primarily at the Maritimes, with
Ontario/Alberta as secondary markets. This program will utilize both traditional and social media in
innovative ways (e.g. Facebook, contests like our “Shoot for the Loot”, etc.) as well as better use of the
UNB web presence.
•
Develop and implement specific recruitment strategies and tactics for opportunity areas such as transfer
students, re-admit prospects and parents of prospective students.
•
Develop and implement new programming to increase retention including: a 'Transition to University'
workshop aimed at grade 12 students, their parents and current first year UNB students; develop a 'Parents
of Current UNB Students' website; expand the Career Connections program website to increase the number
of Faculties included and further promote its use with students, faculty, staff.
•
Develop, in consultation with the International Recruitment Centre, a focused and effective international
recruitment strategy.
Regarding graduate recruitment and retention, the Fredericton Campus will:
•
Develop and launch a new School of Graduate Studies website, while assisting the School with the
implementation of their online admissions program.
•
Focus recruitment efforts on Maritime universities that do not have graduate programs.
•
Develop and implement specific recruitment strategies for opportunity areas such as part-time students and
professional development.
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•
Develop relationships with career counseling offices in other Maritime universities to help leverage
recruitment efforts.
•
Develop, in consultation with the International Recruitment Centre, a focused and effective international
recruitment strategy for graduate students.
In addition, to immediately assist with recruitment and retention, the Vice-President Fredericton (Academic)
invested in the following programs as part of the 2009-10 budget:
•
$277 K of ongoing funds in our renewable scholarship programs;
•
$98 K of ongoing funds in our Graduate Research and Teaching Assistantships (GRA/GTA); and
•
$132 K of one-time funds in our student health centre, bursaries and Safewalk programs.
Finally, the 2009-10 budget provides for one-time investments (totaling over $340 K) in:
•
“Active Admissions” software (including capital costs);
•
Process/administrative systems improvement; and,
•
Employment equity.
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University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
2009-10 Operating Budget
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University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
2009-10 Operating Budget
Executive Summary
Fredericton Campus is proposing a budgeted deficit of $2.3 Million (or a 1.8% shortfall). This budget is
comprised of a deficit before one-time items (“sustainability deficit”) of $3.2 Million (2.4% shortfall) offset on
a one-time basis by $0.8 Million of salary savings1.
Revenues
Fredericton Campus budgeted revenues have decreased by $0.2 Million (or 0.1%) over 2008-09. Major drivers
are:
•
Representing the first decrease since 1998-1999, base growth in the Provincial Operating Grant
(assuming a 0% increase to Government’s unrestricted operating assistance) translates into a 0.5%
decrease over 2008-09 budgeted revenues;
• Enrolment trends in both undergraduate domestic and international enrolment are expected to result in a
1.7% decrease over 2008-09 budgeted revenues.
• The recessionary financial environment is expected to result in a decrease in Other Revenues such as
Short Term Investment Income and Contract Overheads which translates into a 0.6% decrease over
2008-09 budget revenues.
This is partly offset by:
• The second year of Government’s grant in lieu of tuition increase on undergraduate, domestic enrolment
translates into a 2.4% increase over 2008-09 budgeted revenues.
• Implementation of a Student Health Services Fee translates into a 0.2% increase over 2008-09 budgeted
revenues.
Expenses
Fredericton Campus budgeted expenses have increased by $2.5 Million (or 1.9%) over 2008-09.
As in prior years, there has been a tremendous amount of pressure on Expenses leading into the 2009-10 budget.
Without mitigation, it is estimated that the Fredericton Campus would have required at least $2.8 Million of
additional expenses. Including these additional costs, expenses would have increased by $5.5 Million (or 4.2%)
over the 2008-09 budget.
Major drivers of this year’s 1.9% expense growth are:
•
•
•
1
Typical increases related to human resources and non-salary inflationary pressures totaling at least $5.5
Million (or 4.2%).
Ongoing budget reductions were assigned totaling $1.8 Million (or 1.4%).
Due to extreme uncertainty associated with the current recessionary environment, university management
has recommended no economic adjustment to salaries for the next two years. This measure would apply to
the President, Vice-Presidents, Deans and Directors as well as non-bargaining employees. This also forms
the basis of the financial mandate for all collective bargaining during the same period.
Difference due to rounding.
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University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
2009-10 Operating Budget
One-Time Items
In order to mitigate the structural deficit of $3.16 Million, the Vice-President Fredericton (Academic) and VicePresident (Finance and Corporate Services) have each reviewed all current and expected vacancies on the
Fredericton Campus, as well as positions whose term expires during 2009-10. As a result of this exercise, an
additional $0.8 Million of one-time salary savings have been identified for application against the deficit of the
Fredericton Campus. Positions associated with these savings will remain vacant for 2009-10 as a means of
ensuring these savings are realized. These one-time items reduce the 2009-10 deficit from $3.16 Million to
$2.33 Million (or 1.8% of budgeted revenues).
Ongoing Strategies
Despite considerable fiscal challenges, the Fredericton Campus has invested additional ongoing funding
towards the following strategic items:
• Undergraduate scholarships ($277 K) so as to continue our renewable scholarship program; and,
• Graduate Research and Teaching Assistantships ($98 K) to provide inflationary relief for graduate
support.
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University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
2009-10 Operating Budget
Revenue
Overall operating revenues for the Fredericton Campus are budgeted at $129.6 Million. This balance represents
an increase of $48 K (essentially representing zero growth) over the 2008-09 budget. Revenue is comprised of
the following sources:
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
Composition of Revenues
2009-10 Budget
6%
29%
65%
Provincial Operating Grant
Tuition Revenue
Other Revenues
The following table further illustrates the composition of budgeted revenues and provides a year-to-year
comparison of each source:
Fredericton Campus
Provincial Operating Grant
Tuition Revenue
Other Revenues
Total Revenues
Approved
Budget
2007/08
$76,853.2
41,232.3
6,887.5
$124,973.0
Budgeted Revenues ($000)
Approved
Proposed
Budget
Budget
Increase(Decrease)
2008/09
2009/10
Dollars
Percent
$81,229.8
$83,744.9
$2,515.2
3.1%
40,381.9
38,085.5
(2,296.3)
(5.7%)
7,810.8
7,640.2
(170.7)
(2.2%)
$129,422.5
$129,470.6
$48.2
0.0%
The following table provides a comparison of the relative portion of budgeted revenues, by source, for the last
three years:
Fredericton Campus
Provincial Operating Grant
Tuition Revenue
Other Revenues
Total Revenues
Relative contribution to Revenues
Approved
Approved
Proposed
Budget
Budget
Budget
2007/08
2008/09
2009/10
61.5%
62.8%
64.7%
33.0%
31.2%
29.4%
5.5%
6.0%
5.9%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
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University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
2009-10 Operating Budget
Base revenue for 2009-10 includes the following key assumptions:
• An operating grant in lieu of tuition increase (for domestic students) translates to a 2.4% increase in
budgeted revenues.
• Implementation of a Student Health Fee translates to a 0.2% increase in budgeted revenues.
This is offset by:
• A freeze on unrestricted operating assistance (base Provincial Operating Grant revenue) which translates to
a 0.5% decrease in budgeted revenues.
• A decrease in tuition revenues attributable to undergraduate enrolment which translates to a 1.4% decrease
in budgeted revenues. Undergraduate tuition fees are assumed to remain at 2007-08 levels.
• A decrease in tuition differential revenues attributable to undergraduate enrolment which translates to a
0.3% decrease in budgeted revenues. Tuition differential fees for international undergraduate students will
increase by 7% in 2009-10. Tuition differential fees for international graduates are not subject to increase in
2009-10.
• A decrease in other revenues attributable to short term investment income which translates to a 0.5%
decrease in budgeted revenues.
Provincial Operating Grant
Provincial Operating Grant revenues in 2009-10 are budgeted to increase by $2.5 Million (or 3.1%) over 200809.
“Base” Provincial Operating Grant revenue is budgeted to decrease by $0.6 Million (or 0.8%) in 2009-10 as
compared to the 2008-09 budget. This is the result of an announcement by the Provincial Government
(“Government) to freeze unrestricted operating assistance at last year’s levels. While these funds may be frozen
on a government fiscal year basis, the formula applied by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education
Commission actually results in a decrease on an institutional year basis. This announcement had not been
expected by New Brunswick universities as the report of the Commission on Post Secondary Education in New
Brunswick2 reflected the potential for increased base funding in excess of 4% (as was the case in 2008-09). The
March 17, 2009 Government budget indicated this freeze was required due to the impact of the recession on
Provincial finances.
For the second consecutive year, Provincial Operating Grant revenues are positively impacted by a Government
announcement to provide New Brunswick universities with an operating grant in lieu of a tuition increase. As in
the first year of the program, Government assumed a tuition increase of 5%. The value of this program to the
Fredericton Campus is $4.5 Million in 2009-10 and represents an increase of $3.2 Million (or 3.9%) over prior
year.
2
Entitled “Advantage New Brunswick- A Province Reaches to Fulfill its Destiny”, published September 2007.
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University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
2009-10 Operating Budget
The following table provides a comparison of the 2009-10 budget to previous years budgeted grant:
A pproved
Budget
2007/08
Fredericton Campus analysis:
Base Grant
Grant in Lieu of Tuition Increase
Total
$76,853.2
$0.0
$76,853.2
Approved
Budget
2008/09
$79,867.6
$1,362.2
$81,229.8
Proposed
Budget
2009/10
$79,245.3
$4,499.6
$83,744.9
Increase(Decrease)
Dollars
Percent
($622.3)
$3,137.5
$2,515.2
(0.8%)
3.9%
3.1%
In total, Provincial Operating Grant revenue is budgeted to increase by $1.9 Million (or 2.3%) as compared to
the actual grant received in 2008-09. This increase primarily consists of a $0.5 Million (or 0.6%) decrease in
our base grant offset by an increase of $2.4 Million (or 2.9%) attributable to the Government operating grant in
lieu of tuition increase.
The following provides a comparison of the 2009-10 budget against previous year’s actual grant:
Actual
2007/08
Fredericton Campus analysis:
Base Grant
Grant in Lieu of Tuition Increase
Total
$77,239.6
$0.0
$77,239.6
Actual
2008/09
$79,767.9
$2,126.7
$81,894.6
Proposed
Budget
2009/10
$79,245.3
$4,499.6
$83,744.9
Increase(Decrease)
Dollars
Percent
($522.6)
$2,372.9
$1,850.3
(0.6%)
2.9%
2.3%
As a result of the report of the UNB Commission On Inter-Campus Relations, Funding and Governance
published in October 2008, $1.1 Million of Provincial Operating Grant held in abeyance (not allocated to
individual campuses) in the 2008-09 operating budget was distributed to Campuses (28% to Fredericton; 72%
to Saint John) on an ongoing basis in the 2009-10 budget.
Tuition Revenue
The combined impacts of lower enrolment, changing enrolment profiles and the Provincial freeze on tuition
rates have resulted in a Tuition Revenue decrease of $2.3 Million (or 5.7%).
This decrease is largely attributable to:
• $1,834 K of undergraduate tuition loss due to forecasted enrolment decreases and an increased attrition
rate between the Fall and Winter terms;
• $430 K of international differential fee revenue related to enrolment decreases in undergraduate
students;
Overall enrolment on the Fredericton Campus is expected to increase nominally in 2009-10. While graduate
enrolment is expected to increase by 95 FTE, the 11 FTE increase from 2008-09’s actual undergraduate
enrolment continues to reflect:
• A declining population in New Brunswick;
• An already high rate of participation in universities in New Brunswick; and,
• An increasingly complex and competitive market place.
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University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
2009-10 Operating Budget
Unive rsity of Ne w Brunsw ick
Fre de ricton
Stude nt Enrolm e nt
Under
graduate
Graduate
Total
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
Student Enrolment
Inc(De c)
FTE
Pe rce nt
8,750
8,500
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
6,820
7,109
7,338
7,317
7,284
6,924
6,735
6,345
756
877
1,001
1,063
1,117
1,080
1,082
1,087
7,576
7,986
8,339
8,380
8,401
8,004
7,817
7,432
410
353
41
21
(397)
(187)
(385)
5.4%
4.4%
0.5%
0.3%
(4.7% )
(2.3% )
(4.9% )
2009-10 B
6,356
1,182
7,538
106
1.4%
2001-02
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
8,250
8,000
7,750
7,500
7,250
7,000
6,750
2001-02 A 2002-03 A 2003-04 A 2004-05 A 2005-06 A 2006-07 A 2007-08 A 2008-09 A 2009-10 B
Other Revenue
Other Revenue has traditionally represented nearly 6% of budgeted revenues on the Fredericton Campus. In
2009-10, Other Revenue has decreased by $0.2 Million (or 2.2%). Other Revenue is comprised of the following
items:
Fredericton
Indirect Costs of Research
Short-term Investm ent Incom e
Managem ent Fees from Related Units
Contribution from Saint John Cam pus
Contract Overhead (Net of distributions)
Com m issions and Rental Incom e
Parking Fees and Fines
Application Fees
All other
Total
Approved
Budget
2008-09
(Restated)
$3,294.3
1,315.4
379.7
721.4
552.0
868.2
374.8
305.0
$7,810.8
Proposed
Budget
2009-10
$3,267.1
725.0
561.1
743.0
441.6
924.9
412.6
305.0
260.0
$7,640.2
Increase(Decrease)
Dollars Percent
($27.3)
(0.8%)
(590.4) (44.9%)
181.3
47.8%
21.6
3.0%
(110.4) (20.0%)
56.7
6.5%
37.8
10.1%
0.0
0.0%
260.0
($170.7)
(2.2%)
Major drivers of this decrease are:
• Short-term Investment Income is expected to decrease significantly due to the lower market rates on
Campus cash balances as well as lower cash balances. Cash balances are expected to decline as a result
of declining revenues, large capital projects and a change in recent government funding patterns.
• Contract overhead is expected to decline as governments and companies normally associated with these
contracts adjust to deteriorating financial conditions in the region.
This is partially offset by:
• The implementation of a new Student Health Services Fee.
Other Revenue amounts flow to the central budget of the Fredericton Campus and become available to offset all
other expenditures. In addition to these centrally budgeted amounts, Faculties and support departments generate
$20.9 Million of revenues and/or cost recoveries which directly offset expenditure within their own budgets.
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University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
2009-10 Operating Budget
Revenue Proposals
The following are included in this year’s budget package:
• A proposal to Implement a Student Health Services Fee;
• A proposal to Implement a Prior Learning Assessment Fee;
• A proposal to Standardize Distance Education Fees;
• A proposal to Standardize Online Course Fees;
• A proposal to Amend Application for Admission Fee (International, Undergraduate)
• A proposal to Amend Confirmation Fees (Bachelor of Nursing);
• A proposal to Amend Masters of Business Administration Fees;
• A proposal to Amend Parchment Replacement Fees;
• A proposal to Amend Parking Fees; and,
• A proposal to Amend Transcript Fees.
The Fredericton Campus Budget Management Committee recommends approval of these ten proposals.
Expenses
Overall expenses (including Ancillary Operations and In-Year Priority Allocations) for the Fredericton Campus
are budgeted at $132.6 Million. This represents an increase of $2.5 Million (or 1.9%) over the 2008-09 budget.
This rate of growth in Expenses compares to 2.7% in the prior year.
The following table illustrates the composition of budgeted Expenses and provides a year-to-year comparison of
each major category:
Fredericton Campus
Facilities and Departm ental Costs
Academ ic and Student Support
Adm inistration and Developm ent
Maintenance and Utilities
Total Operating Expenses
Ancillary Operations (Net)
In-Year Priority Allocations
Total Expenses
Approved
Budget
2007/08
(Restated)
Approved
Budget
2008/09
(Restated)
Proposed
Budget
2009/10
Increase(Decrease)
Dollars
Percent
$69,675.4
23,343.8
18,961.8
12,832.8
124,813.8
$70,761.4
24,116.6
19,288.8
13,503.1
127,669.9
$72,145.0
24,449.1
19,534.5
13,992.2
130,120.8
$1,383.6
$332.5
$245.7
$489.1
$2,450.9
914.9
987.0
$126,715.7
1,549.7
890.1
$130,109.7
1,532.2
973.3
$132,626.3
($17.5)
$83.2
$2,516.6
2.0%
1.4%
1.3%
3.6%
1.9%
(1.1%)
9.3%
1.9%
As in prior years, there has been a tremendous amount of pressure on Expenses leading into the 2009-10 budget.
Excluding the normal economic and progress-through-range increases associated with our human resources, the
2009-10 budget assumes an increase in employer contributions related to the Public Service Superannuation Act
(i.e. pension plan applicable to non-academic employees on the Fredericton Campus) from 135.6% of employee
contributions to 144.1% (or an increase of 6.3% over prior year). This year’s budget also assumes incremental
ongoing and one-time costs related to the transition between presidents as well as one-time legal costs related to
a number of collective bargaining processes currently either underway or about to begin.
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University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
2009-10 Operating Budget
Without mitigation, it is estimated that the Fredericton Campus would have had an additional $2.0 Million of
ongoing expenses as well as over $0.8 Million of one-time expenses. This would have represented an increase
of $5.4 Million (or 4.1%) over the 2008-09 budget.
Operating Expenses
Operating Expenses of the Fredericton Campus are budgeted at $130.2 Million. This represents an increase of
$2.5 Million (or 2.0%) over the 2008-09 budget. Operating Expenses are comprised of the following major
categories:
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
Composition of Operating Expenses
2009-10 Budget
Fredericton Campus
18.8%
15.0%
10.8%
55.4%
Facilities and Departmental Costs
Administration and Development
Facilities and Departm ental Costs
Academ ic and Student Support
Adm inistration and Developm ent
Maintenance and Utilities
Total Operating Expenses
Approved Approved Proposed
Budget
Budget
Budget
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
(Restated) (Restated)
55.8%
18.7%
15.2%
10.3%
100.0%
55.4%
18.9%
15.1%
10.6%
100.0%
55.4%
18.8%
15.0%
10.8%
100.0%
Academic and Student Support
Maintenance and Utilities
Faculties and Departmental Costs
Budgeted Changed from Previous Year
Facilities and Departmental Costs
Approved Proposed
2008-09
2009-10
(Restated)
Year to Year
Increase(Decrease)
($000)
Percent
$1,086.0
1.6%
$1,383.6
2.0%
Faculties and Departmental Costs for the Fredericton Campus are budgeted at $72.1 Million. This represents an
increase of $1,384 K (or 2.0%) over the 2008-09 budget. This rate of growth compares to 1.6% in the prior
year.
This category of expense includes funding for teaching and non-sponsored research activities on the Fredericton
Campus including the salaries and benefits for faculty and support staff as well as day-to-day operating costs
(i.e. “non-salary” expenses). Only 12% of costs within this category are non-salary in nature.
This category is subject to the normal increases related to human resources and non-salary inflationary
pressures, which unmitigated, would have resulted in a 5.0% growth over 2008-09. This growth is primarily
made up of:
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Fredericton Campus
2009-10 Operating Budget
• A $3.5 Million (or 5.0%) increase in operating costs
To mitigate these pressures,
• The Vice-President Fredericton (Academic) assigned all Faculties and related departments an ongoing
budget reduction of $1.2 Million (or approx. 1.7% of the 2008-09 budget). While all units accepted the
need for this ongoing budget reduction, two units requested a one-year deferral (totaling $0.2 Million),
offering instead one-time funding in lieu so as to balance this year’s budget.
• Due to extreme uncertainty associated with the current recessionary environment, university
management has recommended no economic adjustment to salaries for the next two years. This measure
would apply to the President, Vice-Presidents, Deans and Directors as well as non-bargaining
employees. This also forms the basis of the financial mandate for all collective bargaining during the
same period. Progress-through-ranks amounts continue to be provided in the budget according to the
current collective agreement with faculty.
These budgets include cost recoveries of $2.3 Million related to continuing academic positions that are financed
from external sources such as Canada Research Chairs, endowed or other research chairs. In addition, there are
$0.5 Million of non-academic positions recoverable in a similar manner. These budgets also include an
additional $9.4 Million of revenue or recovery related to programs within the Faculties. All costs related to such
cost recoveries or revenues are recorded, with revenues, within the Faculty.
Academic and Student Support
Budgeted Changed from Previous Year
Academic and Student Support
Approved Proposed
Budget
Budget
2008-09
2009-10
(Restated)
Year to Year
Increase(Decrease)
($000)
Percent
$772.8
3.3%
$332.5
1.4%
Academic and Student Support for the Fredericton Campus is budgeted at $24.4 Million. This represents an
increase of $333 K (or 1.4%) over the 2008-09 budget. This rate of growth compares to 3.3% in the prior year.
This category of expense includes operating budget contributions towards graduate research assistantships
(GRA), teaching assistantships (GTA), undergraduate scholarships as well as costs associated with offices
oriented toward academic and student support like the Vice-President (Research), Associated Vice-President
Academic (Learning Environment), Centre for Enhanced Teaching and Learning, Student Affairs and Services
and libraries on the Fredericton Campus. In the 2009-10 budget, direct funding to students make up at least 20%
this category of expenses. Undergraduate scholarships have been increased by $277 K in order to continue
implementation of our renewable scholarship program. Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs) and Teaching
Assistantships (GTAs) have also been increased by almost $98 K.
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Fredericton Campus
2009-10 Operating Budget
This category is subject to the normal increases related to human resources and non-salary inflationary
pressures, which unmitigated, would have resulted in a 2.7% growth over 2008-09. This growth is primarily
made up of:
• A $0.7 Million (or 2.7%) increase in operating costs.
To mitigate these pressures,
• The Vice-President Fredericton (Academic) assigned all units in this category an ongoing budget
reduction of $0.1 Million (or 0.6%). Priority student programs within this category were protected from
the impact of this cut through reductions in other areas.
• Due to extreme uncertainty associated with the current recessionary environment, university
management has recommended no economic adjustment to salaries for the next two years. This measure
would apply to the President, Vice-Presidents, Deans and Directors as well as non-bargaining
employees. This also forms the basis of the financial mandate for all collective bargaining during the
same period.
This category also reflects:
• Decrease of $0.2 Million (or 0.7%) of one-time funding3 from this category in support of capital
projects.
Administration and Development Services
Budgeted Changed from Previous Year
Administrative and Development
Approved Proposed
Budget
Budget
2008-09
2009-10
(Restated)
Year to Year
Increase(Decrease)
($000)
Percent
$327.0
1.7%
$245.7
1.3%
Administrative and Development Services for the Fredericton Campus is budgeted at $19.5 Million. This
represents an increase of $246 K (or 1.3%) over the 2008-09 budget. This rate of growth compares to 1.7% in
the prior year.
This category of expenses includes costs of various administrative and support activities on the Fredericton
Campus, as well as units with a university-wide mandate, such as: the Offices of the President, Vice-President
(Finance & Corporate Services)4, Vice-President Fredericton (Academic), Associated Vice-President (Capital
Planning & Property Development), the Chief Advancement Officer5, and Integrated Technology Services.
3
Indirect Costs of Research redeployed to debt service in support of the Currie building.
The Vice-President (Finance and Corporate Services) budget portfolio includes Financial Services, Human Resources and
Organizational Development, Risk Management including Campus Safety, and the Institutional Research Office.
5
The Chief Advancement Office budget portfolio includes Alumni, Development & Donor Relations, Government Relations Office
and Communications & Marketing.
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Fredericton Campus
2009-10 Operating Budget
This category is subject to the normal increases related to human resources and non-salary inflationary
pressures, which unmitigated, would have resulted in a 4.9% growth over 2008-09. This growth is primarily
made up of:
• A $0.9 Million (or 3.5%) increase in operating costs.
To mitigate these pressures,
• The Vice-President (Finance & Corporate Services) and Vice-President Fredericton (Academic)
assigned all units in this category an ongoing budget reduction of $0.5 Million (or 2.3%).
• Due to extreme uncertainty associated with the current recessionary environment, university
management has recommended no economic adjustment to salaries for the next two years. This measure
would apply to the President, Vice-Presidents, Deans and Directors as well as non-bargaining
employees. This also forms the basis of the financial mandate for all collective bargaining during the
same period.
This category also reflects:
• Increase of $0.3 Million (or 1.4%) related to the transition of our University presidents.
Maintenance and Utilities
Budgeted Changed from Previous Year
Maintenance and Utilities
Approved Proposed
Budget
Budget
2008-09
2009-10
(Restated)
Year to Year
Increase(Decrease)
($000)
Percent
$670.3
5.2%
$489.1
3.6%
Maintenance and Utilities for the Fredericton Campus are budgeted at $14.0 Million. This represents an
increase of $489 K (or 3.6%) over the 2008-09 budget. This rate of growth compares to 5.2% in the prior year.
The majority of this category of expenses is allocated to Buildings & Grounds (i.e. operational maintenance and
cleaning). These costs represent 54% of all costs in Maintenance and Utilities. This category is generally
subject to the normal increases related to human resources and non-salary inflationary pressures (originally
estimated at 4.0%), however, our Physical Plant was asked to mitigate cost increases for the 2009-10 budget.
This resulted in a decrease in ongoing operating costs of $228.1 K.
The remainder of this budget is comprised of Utilities, i.e. the costs of heat, electricity, water, cleaning and
operational maintenance for all academic, research and support facilities on the Fredericton Campus. It
represents 45% of all costs within this category of expenses. While this category of expenses is generally
subject to the same pressures on human resource and non-salary inflation, it is particularly sensitive to
fluctuations in weather as well as the volatility of fuel prices. It is interesting to note that last year’s (2008-09’s)
budget variance of $638.9 K was almost entirely attributable to the increase in fuel prices while in 2009-10 the
recessionary environment has kept fuel prices relatively lower and stable. Utilities are only expected to increase
by $261 K in 2009-10.
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University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
2009-10 Operating Budget
While the Fredericton Campus relies on a variety of fuels, fuel purchases are generally indexed on the world oil
market. Every 1 cent change in the price of No. 6 Oil represents almost $30,000 of impact on the Fredericton
Campus’ operating budget: the Fredericton Campus currently relies on No. 6 Oil for 49% of its heating load and
is estimating it will use over 5.7 Million Litres in 2009/10.
A Board of Governors-approved energy management program has been in place for a number of years on the
Fredericton Campus. Avoided costs (savings) for this program are estimated at $796 K per year. A proposal has
been submitted to the University Board of Governors to extend and expand the energy management program
through additional investments in more projects designed to save energy costs.
Ancillary Operations (Net)
Certain of the Fredericton Campus operations are accounted for as business units having separate budgets as
well as profit/loss statements. The following table details the net costs (contributions) from Ancillary
Operations on the Fredericton Campus:
Fredericton Campus
Residential Life, Cam pus and Conference Services
W u Conference Centre
Aitken University Centre
Bookstore (Com puter Division only)
Total Operating Expenses
Approved
Budget
2007-08
(Restated)
$603.7
(70.9)
331.9
50.3
$915.0
Approved
Budget
2008-09
(Restated)
$1,025.6
(51.8)
546.1
29.8
$1,549.7
Proposed
Budget
2009-10
$942.3
(20.2)
586.2
24.0
$1,532.3
Increase(Decrease)
($000)
Percent
($83.3)
$31.6
$40.1
($5.8)
($17.4)
(8.1%)
(61.0%)
7.3%
(19.5%)
(1.1%)
These units are expected to either remain self-sustaining or generate a small contribution towards the
Fredericton Campus. To that end, the Fredericton Campus has now assigned responsibility for all of these units
to the Residential Life, Campus and Conference Services portfolio in an effort to promote synergies and a
business-orientation.
This budget package contains a separate section which describes the Fredericton residence system, including
details about revenues, proposed fees, expenses and capital investment requirements. This package outlines the
reasons for the budget shortfall of almost $0.9 Million including occupancy rates, costs of utilities and major
capital improvement costs.
The Aitken University Centre (“AUC”) is budgeted as a net cost to the Fredericton Campus of $0.6 Million.
Major drivers of this net cost include increased operational costs, utilities and heating costs and increasing
maintenance costs as the facility ages. During the summer of 2009, the AUC will be closed in order to replace
the ice surface infrastructure, (using University Deferred Maintenance Program funding). This closure is
budgeted to impact normal summer revenues. Revenue options are limited and the local market will become
increasingly competitive with the addition of new recreational and conference facilities by the City of
Fredericton.
Ancillary units are not eligible for any government funding related to infrastructure renewal. While the Wu
Conference Centre, alone among our Ancillary Operations, has a small endowment to assist it with such matters
our other Ancillaries do not have adequate surplus funds to address renewal requirements.
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University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
2009-10 Operating Budget Statement
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University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
2009-10 Operating Budget
($000’s)
Approved
Budget
2008-2009
Proposed
Budget
2009-2010
Increase(Decrease)
Dollars
Percent
Revenue
Provincial Operating Grant
Tuition Revenue
Other Revenue
Total Revenue
$81,229.8
40,381.9
7,810.8
129,422.5
$83,744.9
38,085.5
7,640.2
129,470.6
$2,515.1
(2,296.4)
(170.6)
48.1
3.1%
(5.7%)
(2.2%)
0.0%
Academic and Research
Faculties and Departmental Costs
Academic and Student Support
Sub-total
70,761.4
24,116.6
94,878.0
72,145.0
24,449.1
96,594.1
1,383.6
332.5
1,716.1
2.0%
1.4%
1.8%
Administration and Support Services
Administration and Development
Maintenance and Utilities
Sub-total
19,288.9
13,503.1
32,792.0
19,534.5
13,992.2
33,526.7
245.6
489.1
734.7
1.3%
3.6%
2.2%
127,670.0
130,120.8
2,450.8
1.9%
1,549.7
890.1
1,532.2
973.3
130,109.8
132,626.3
Expense
Total Operating Expense
Ancillary Operations (Net)
In-Year Priority Allocations
Total Expense
(Deficit) before One-Time Items
(687.3)
One Time Items:
Special allocation to Recruitment & Retention
Savings from Deferral of Vacant/Term Positions
Suspension of Priority Allocations
Utilization of Internal Reserves
Sub-total
(375.3)
0.0
877.6
200.0
702.3
(Deficit)
(Deficit) as a Percentage of Revenues
(3,155.7)
0.0
827.3
0.0
0.0
827.3
$15.0
($2,328.4)
0.0%
(1.8%)
(17.5)
83.2
2,516.5
(2,468.3)
(1.1%)
9.3%
1.9%
359.1%
375.3
827.3
(877.6)
(200.0)
125.0
($2,343.3)
Note:
Fredericton Campus includes University-wide operations.
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University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
2009-10 Revenue Proposals
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University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
2009-10 Capital Budget
Proposal to Implement a Student Health Services Fee
Applicability:
•
Fredericton and Saint John Campuses
Recommendation:
Effective September 1, 2009, it is recommended that the Board approve a Student Health Services Fee of:
•
$25 per term for full-time undergraduate student (two terms);
•
$16.50 per term for full-time research-based graduate student (three terms);
•
$16.50 per term for continuing research-based graduate student (three terms);
•
$8.25 per term for part-time research-based graduate student (three terms); and,
•
$5.00 per course for part-time undergraduate and all course-based graduate programs.
Background:
The University of New Brunswick (UNB) and its students have long-recognized the value-add of certain frontline student support services. The first of such examples would be the student health centers residing on each of
the Fredericton and Saint John Campus.
The gross cost of providing students with their student health centers is $1.1 Million ($994.2 K6 or 90% in
Fredericton / $114.6 K or 10% in Saint John). Net of recoveries from the Province7, the University provides
these services for $382.6 K for both campuses – a large portion of which are support salaries, benefits and direct
non-salary.
In today’s fiscal environment, it is exceptionally difficult to expand this limited operating budget contribution.
The opportunity for revenue generation in this area is limited. There is continued ongoing pressure on the costs,
direct and indirect, related to providing these services. Given today’s fiscal context, there is extreme pressure to
reduce budgets- not expand them.
For instance, the Fredericton Campus will experience ongoing maintenance and utilities related to the relocation
of the Fredericton Campus student health centre from its existing location to an expanded location in the
renovated Jones House- a building recently repurposed in part, by the Fredericton Campus8. This new cost is in
addition to Fredericton’s $250.1 K of direct student health centre costs. In order to provide stable service to fulltime students, and to provide improved health education and promotion to all students, it is important that these
services remain funded in an ongoing manner. This will help mitigate any potential negative impact on patient
wait times, as well as the breadth and depth of services provided.
6
On the Fredericton Campus, $861.7 K is budgeted directly in the Student Health Centre while $96.5 K has been absorbed into the Campus Fringe
Benefit provision and $36.0 K absorbed within Physical Plant.
7
Related to physicians and related billings in Fredericton.
8
From Residential Life, Campus and Conference Services.
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Fredericton Campus
2009-10 Capital Budget
Based on 2008-09 enrolment, it is estimated that this fee would generate approximately $487.6 K ($373.7 or
77% in Fredericton / $113.9 or 23% in Saint John.)9
The implementation of this fee will not materially impact UNB’s competitive position with regard to ancillary
and other fees as compared to other universities in Canada.
9
In Fredericton, it is expected that $269 K would offset existing costs while $104 K would support an ongoing clinic manager and benefits for a
Nurse Practitioner recently seconded. It is expected that Saint John’s will offset existing costs.
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University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
2009-10 Capital Budget
Proposal to Implement a Prior Learning Assessment Fee
Applicability:
•
Fredericton Campus
Recommendation:
Effective September 1, 2009, it is recommended that the Board approve a Prior Learning Assessment Fee of
$400.
Background:
In some circumstances, UNB students or students in the process of applying to a UNB program may have
attained university-level learning through means other than formal university courses. UNB has a progressive
Prior Learning Assessment policy whereby a student's previous learning can be evaluated and may be credited
towards a specific program of study. Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) refers to the systematic evaluation of
learning which an individual has achieved through work, life and educational experiences, and the relating of
that learning to the expected learning outcomes of courses and programs in which the individual is enrolled at
UNB for the purpose of granting credit where appropriate.
The College of Extended Learning administers this process for the Fredericton Campus. While UNB’s current
PLA policy provides for a potential service fee, there is currently no charge to individuals receiving PLAs on
the Fredericton Campus however each PLA can involve multiple student consultations. In 2006, the College of
Extended Learning completed a review of PLA processes at UNB from 1998-2004 and concluded that both
CEL and the various Faculties involved require increased resources in order to effectively administer UNB’s
Prior Learning Assessment policy.
The implementation of a fee will mitigate some, but not all, of the costs to provide this service. In recent years,
most Canadian universities implemented PLA fees due to the administrative effort involved. PLA fees range
$250-$500. The College of Extended Learning has estimated that it will perform approximately 20 PLA’s per
annum.
Fee revenue will be shared equally between the College of Extended Learning and the Faculty(s) involved with
each Prior Learning Assessment.
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University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
2009-10 Capital Budget
Proposal to Standardize Distance Education Fees
Applicability:
•
Fredericton Campus
Recommendation:
Effective September 1, 2009, it is recommended that the Board approve the standardization of distance
education fees10:
Fee per registration
2008-2009 Rates
2009-2010 Rates
Tele-distance fee (Toronto-based applicants)
$50
$50
Tele-distance fee (Maritime-based applicants)
$0
$50
Background:
Distance Education is currently undertaken through various media. Examples can include conference call and
video-conference. Current Distance Education Fees may vary but are commonly applied based on specific
agreements with external parties such as the Toronto-based courses administered as part of UNB’s agreement
with Humber College. For these specific courses, offering a course in Toronto adds $50 to the cost of the course
(per registrant).
This proposal recommends simplification of fees through the application of a common distance education fee of
$50 for all distance education courses. This would also prevent any perceived inequity in existing
courses/programs and more closely match revenue to the actual cost of both technology and human resources
which regularly interface with the student.
Most Canadian universities have a form of online/distance education fees in addition to their tuition fees. These
fees range from $50-$160 per course.
As with the existing fee, fee revenue will remain allocated to the College of Extended Learning in order to
offset the cost of providing services.
10
Faculty of Nursing government contracts and other pre-existing agreements will be grandfathered in at the previous fee schedule.
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University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
2009-10 Capital Budget
Proposal to Standardize Administration and Technology Fees for Online Courses
Applicability:
•
Fredericton Campus
Recommendation:
Effective September 1, 2009, it is recommended that the Board approve the standardization of administration
and technology fees for online course11:
Fee per registration
Online Access Learning Program (OALP)
Web-based
Masters of Education Online12
2008-2009 Rates
2009-2010 Rates
$40
$100
$0
$100
$100
$100
Background:
UNB currently has three online course-delivery streams and has implemented three different administrative and
technology fees for online courses. Administration and technology fees for online course vary in cost from $0$100 per course.
UNB Online has been established to improve and grow outreach programming offered by UNB. As part of its
mandate, UNB Online will establish quality assurance standards to be applied to both current and future
courses/programs as well as provide a simple interface with potential students. As UNB Online is implemented,
existing “web-based” and OALP courses will be migrated to the UNB Online format- requiring only one “UNB
Online” administrative and technology fee.
This proposal begins that process by harmonizing existing administrative and technology fees in place on the
Fredericton Campus at $100. This would prevent any perceived fee inequity in existing courses/programs and
more closely match the revenue to the actual cost of both technology infrastructure and human resources which
regularly interface with the student.
Most Canadian universities have online fees in addition to their tuition fees. Examples: Athabasca at $555
tuition + $160 online fee per course; Acadia at $589 tuition + $56 online fee per course.
As with the existing fees, fee revenue will remain allocated to the College of Extended Learning in order to
offset the cost of providing services.
11
Faculty of Education online instructor development and other pre-existing partnerships/contracted services will be grandfathered in
at the previous fee schedule.
12
This fee was approved in 2008-09 by the Board of Governors.
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University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
2009-10 Capital Budget
Proposal to Amend Application for Admission Fee
(International, Undergraduate)
Applicability:
•
Fredericton and Saint John Campuses
Recommendation:
Effective September 1, 2009, it is recommended that the Board approve an increase to the Application for
Admission Fee related to International Undergraduate students from $45 to $60.
Background:
In the past few years, UNB has experienced a significant increase in the number of offers of admission to
international, undergraduate students. As compared to domestic, undergraduate applicants, the processing,
assessment and follow-up regarding international applicants require considerably more resources.
Only one of these factors is the cost of courier services. In order to provide a timely admission offer, both the
Fredericton and Saint John Campus use courier services (rather than regular mail) to ensure that the documents
are received as quickly as possible as well as by the intended individual. In order to compensate for these
additional costs, we are recommending an increase in the Application for Admission Fee related to these
students on processing the Applications.
On the Fredericton Campus alone, courier charges have increased from less than $3,000 to an estimated
$12,000 for the 2009-10 applications. Registrar’s Offices on both campuses have attempted to collect the
courier fee from applicants, but this has proven very difficult. In recent years, both campuses have been forced
to absorb these increasing costs within declining budgets and this is simply no longer achievable.
Increasing the application fee from $45 to $60 would provide up to an additional $32,000 (approximately
$16,000 to each campus) that could be used to offset additional costs related to undergraduate international
Applications including courier expenses. While this increase would not entirely offset additional costs related
to international Applications, UNB is conscious that a larger increase may have a negative impact on the
number of applicants.
UNB is evaluating the use of Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf) letters for these Admissions in order to
provide an even more timely service as well as to reduce costs. It is not foreseen that this will completely
eliminate courier charges. (Memorial University has had some success in this area and UNB will be consulting
with their international admissions staff.)
Traditionally, application fees are credited to the central revenue of each Campus. This proposal presupposes
that any incremental revenues raised by an approval of this fee increase would be credited to the Registrar’s
Office on the Fredericton Campus (where related costs are incurred directly within the Registrar’s Offices) and
to central revenues on the Saint John Campus.
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University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
2009-10 Capital Budget
Proposal to Amend Confirmation Fees
Applicability:
•
Fredericton and Saint John Campuses
Recommendation:
Effective September 1, 2009, it is recommended that the Board approve an increase to the Confirmation Fee
related to the Bachelor of Nursing (including Advanced Standing Program) from $100 to $250.
Background:
This non-refundable fee is payable by each student once offer of admission has been made to the Bachelor of
Nursing program in order to guarantee their place in the upcoming academic year. The fee is only payable once
for a student admitted to a typical four-year program but may apply to students who apply for admission
(“switch”) to new programs in subsequent years of their university experience. This fee is essentially a deposit
against tuition and is credited to the student account pending registration at the beginning of the Term. Students
who do not register forfeit the confirmation fee.
This fee increase is being proposed to provide incentive to students offered admission to attend. The number of
students who pay the current $100 non-refundable confirmation fee but then do not attend when the program
begins is increasingly problematic. This has affected the way the Faculty of Nursing in Fredericton and
Department of Nursing in Saint John are able to manage waitlists for both of these high-demand programs.
Managing enrolment, while always crucial, is especially so given the provincial funding agreement which links
government funding to enrolment for the Bachelor of Nursing program.
Traditionally, only forfeited confirmation fees are credited to the central revenue of each of the Fredericton and
Saint John Campuses. This change will provide no significant incremental revenues to the University.
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University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
2009-10 Capital Budget
Proposal to Amend Masters of Business Administration Fees
Applicability:
•
Fredericton Campus
Recommendation:
Effective September 1, 2009, it is recommended that the Board approve an increase to the Graduate Tuition Fee
per Course for the Masters of Business Administration from $738 to $838.
Background:
In addition to the regular Graduate Tuition per Course of $690, Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
students on the Fredericton Campus pay a “tuition differential” of $48 which has increased annually at the same
rate as basic tuition, but which has not otherwise been reviewed since its implementation (over 8 years ago).
The FBA is proposing an increase due to a(n):
1) Change in the MBA market. UNB now has one of the lowest priced programs in the region, if not the
country.
2) Revision to the Curriculum (Fall 2009). As part of the new curriculum, there is a two course sequence of
“Professional Development” requiring some sessions which are off-site and expensive to properly offer.
This year, the approximate total cost of these professional development sections alone was $32,000.
3) Decrease in the number of courses (from 20 to 18) - reducing differential revenues to the Faculty from this
course-based program.
4) Ongoing interest in partnership programs. The Faculty of Business Administration partners in several joint
programs, such as the MBA in Sport and Recreation Management, the MBA/LLB and the soon-to-belaunched MBA in Engineering Management. For these programs, students take only the 12 required courses
from the Faculty with the remainder taken at the partner Faculty. Higher enrolment in these areas, as
opposed to the traditional MBA, can limit the differential revenues returned to the Faculty of Business
Administration.
5) Requirement for Resource Stabilization. The Faculty of Business Administration is committed to using
these revenues to stabilize program funding (both graduate and undergraduate) after significant budget
reductions for the 2009-10 academic year.
Annual tuition for a current MBA student is $7,380 for a full-time student, and total tuition for the two year
program is $14,760. The proposed per course fee would increase the annual full-time tuition to $8,380 and total
(for the two year program) $16,760.13
UNBF has historically tracked Saint Mary’s and Dalhousie MBA fees as we regard those institutions as our
primary regional competitors. Dalhousie recently increased the MBA tuition significantly: annual tuition is
$19,000, it is a two year program so total tuition is $38,000. Saint Mary’s tuition is currently very low—total
tuition for the two year program is approximately $12,000.
13
The increase should also be applied to the fees in the MBA-Engineering program.
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University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
2009-10 Capital Budget
Our sister Faculty of Business at UNBSJ sets their MBA fees independently. Their 12 month full time program
has a tuition fee of $18,000. The part time, per course fee is identical to ours at $738.
Also of interest is Lansbridge University, (online institution operating out of Fredericton,) charges
approximately $22,000 for their MBA program. On the national scene, top MBA providers charge hefty fees.
Queens charges $60,000, albeit that is “all in” and includes books and other instructional supplies. Ivey’s
(Western Ontario) domestic tuition is $64,000; Schulich (York) $44,000; Rotman (Toronto) $68,000; Sauder
(UBC) $39,000. Further, Wilfred Laurier charges $20,000; and Telfer (Ottawa) $24,000.
Our proposed increase in tuition will not markedly change our position in the MBA market. There may be a
slight short-term decline in our enrolment as the market adjusts to our new pricing. However, it is important to
recognize that, notwithstanding the fee structure at SMU, that UNBF fees will still be among the lowest in the
region and the country.
Incremental tuition revenue raised by approval of this proposal shall be returned to the Faculty of Business
Administration.
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University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
2009-10 Capital Budget
Proposal to Amend Parchment Replacement Fee
Applicability:
•
Fredericton and Saint John Campuses
Recommendation:
Effective September 1, 2009, it is recommended that the Board approve an increase to the Parchment
Replacement Fee from $20 to $50.
Background:
All parchment production and replacements are managed by the Registrar’s Office at UNB Fredericton. The
current fee for parchment replacement is $20 and has not been reviewed for over 11 years. A recent survey on
parchment fees submitted by UNB to the national Registrars listserv provided the following:
•
50 institutions responded with 28 institutions charging more than $50, 21 charging less and 1 institution
collecting for this service under a “general registration services” fee.
•
The minimum fee at these institutions is $10; the maximum is $100; average $46.
As with the current Parchment Replacement Fee, revenue related to this service will continue to be allocated to
the Registrar’s Office at UNB Fredericton to offset the reasonable costs of providing this service.
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University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
2009-10 Capital Budget
Proposal to Amend Parking Fees
Applicability:
•
Fredericton and Saint John Campuses
Recommendation:
Effective September 1, 2009, it is recommended that the Board approve inflationary increases to the following
parking fees (including applicable Harmonized Sales Tax):
2008-2009 Rates
2009-2010 Rates
12 month permit14
$196
$200
8 month permit - faculty/staff1
$133
$136
8 month permit - students1
$77
$79
4 month permit - faculty/staff1
$92
$94
4 month permit - part-time faculty/staff1
$64
$65
4 month permit - students1
$56
$57
1 month permit
$26
$27
$4
$4
$10
$10
$15/$30
$15/$30
Daily visitor pass
Replacement of permit
Fines (Tier 1 / Tier 2)
Background:
These proposed rates represent an overall 2.3% increase to parking rates for 2009-10. Employees are able to
utilize payroll deductions over a maximum of 16 pay periods to purchase their permits.
14
Per vehicle.
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University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
2009-10 Capital Budget
Proposal to Amend Transcript Fees
Applicability:
•
Fredericton and Saint John Campuses
Recommendation:
Effective September 1, 2009, it is recommended that the Board approve an increase to Transcript Fees $5 for
the first transcript (and $3 for each additional in the same order) to $6 per transcript (and per copy additional in
the same order).
Background:
Transcript requests and production are managed by the Registrar’s Offices on each of the Fredericton and Saint
John Campuses. The current transcript fee has not been reviewed for 5 years in spite of inflationary pressures on
the cost of offering the service since that time. A recent survey of national Registrars indicates that transcript
fees in the Atlantic region are $5 for each transcript, while the fee approaches $10 across Ontario and through
Western Canada. A number of institutions recover the cost of this service through a “general registration
services” fee.
Total transcript fees for the 2008 calendar year for Fredericton were just over $79,000 ($66,000 in Fredericton
and $13,000 in Saint John). The proposed increase would result in $49,000 of additional revenue ($30,000 in
Fredericton and $19,000 in Saint John.)
In addition to helping ensure that this fee more accurately reflects the actual costs of providing the service, the
increased revenue would assist each Registrar in meeting service requirements within the current fiscal
environment (reduced and decreasing support from the operating budget of the University) including
unrecovered costs related to processing, assessing and follow-up of Applications for Admissions related to
international, undergraduate students.
Consistent with current Transcript Fee revenue, revenue related to this service will continue to be allocated
directly to the Registrar’s Office on the Fredericton Campus and to central revenues on the Saint John Campus.
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University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
2009-10 Capital Budget
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University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
Capital Budget Overview
Capital Budget Overview
The 2009-10 Fredericton Campus capital budget totals $50.7 Million. This represents an increase over the 200809 budget of $32.1 Million (or 172%). This increase is largely attributable to new construction regarding the
Richard J. Currie Centre as well as the new University Deferred Maintenance Program. The following table
provides a comparison of the 2009-10 capital budget to the 2008-09 budget:
Inc(Dec)
(Thousands of dollars)
Building & Space
Special Funding
University Deferred Maintenance Program
Alteration & Renovation
Infrastructure Renewal (Supplemental) Fee
Operating Budget‐ Residence Capital Program
Heritage Funds (Woodlot) Cash Flows
Balances carried forward from previous years
Operating Budget
Equipment & Technology
Non‐Space
Student Technology Fee
Grand Total
2009‐10
2008‐09
$
%
$ 29,468
13,415
2,067
1,353
800
540
423
414
48,480
$ 11,792
‐
2,005
1,353
800
300
‐
250
16,500
$ 17,676
13,415
62
‐
‐
240
423
164
31,980
149.9%
1,823
400
2,223
1,756
370
2,126
67
30
97
3.8%
8.1%
4.6%
$ 50,703
$ 18,626
$ 32,077
172.2%
3.1%
0.0%
0.0%
80.0%
65.6%
193.8%
$55,000
$2,500
$50,000
$2,250
$45,000
$2,000
Thoursands of Dollars
Thoursands of Dollars
The following chart compares the current capital plan (including the 2009-10 capital budget) to activity in prior
years:
Building & Space Program
Equipment & Technology Program
including current three-year Capital Plan
$40,000
$35,000
29,468
$30,000
$25,000
4,421
$20,000
$15,000
$10,000
$5,000
$0
1,973
6,296
2,804
6,003
8,600
5,100
6,144
8,742
11,792
4,708
19,012
18,423
5,108
2002-03A 2003-04A 2004-05A 2005-06A 2006-07A 2007-08A 2008-09F 2009-10B 2010-11B 2011-12B
Major Maintenance, Infrastructure Renewal and Improvements
New Construction
$1,750
$1,500
$1,250
1,136
1,079
998
850
850
850
2002-03A
2003-04A
2004-05A
1,392
1,445
1,441
1,476
1,573
650
650
650
650
650
2005-06A
2006-07A
2007-08A
2008-09F
2009-10B
$1,000
$750
$500
$250
$0
Library Acquisitions
Equipment & Technology
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University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
Capital Budget Overview
The Fredericton Campus $50.7 Million capital program ($48.5 Million of Building & Space; $2.2 Million of
Equipment & Technology) is detailed in the following table:
Operating Budget and Special Funding
Renewal and Replacement (Regular Capital Funds)
‐ Buildings and Infrastructure Renewal (PP)
‐ Residence Capital Program
‐ Accessibility
‐ Campus Master Plan
‐ Asbestos
‐ Wellfield
‐ Reserve for Unplanned Items
‐ Risk Items
$ ‐
800
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
800
Special Priorities
‐ Richard J. Currie Centre
‐ Other: Committee Distributions
‐ Other: Strategic Priorities to be determined
‐ Carleton Elevator
‐ Jones House Phase II overexpenditure
Equipment & Technology
‐ Library Acquisitions
‐ Fredericton Budget Management Committee Distributions
‐ Renewal of infrastructure of classrooms and teaching labs
‐ Student Technology Fee Committee Distributions
‐ Datatel Active Admissions/CRM Solutions
‐ Parts & equipment re: maintainance of existing Smart Classroo
Supplementary Schedules:
UDMP
A&R
Supplemen Woodlot tal Fee
Cash Flow
Budget Carry Forwards
Equipment Total & Building & Technology
Space
$ ‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
$ 800
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
800
$ ‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
$ ‐
‐
100
100
100
75
100
50
525
$ ‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
$ 800
800
100
100
100
75
100
50
2,125
$ ‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
100
‐
100
2,000
1,400
1,000
900
800
700
500
450
350
350
300
300
260
250
225
100
100
50
50
50
50
50
25
20
10,280
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
2,000
1,400
1,000
900
800
700
500
450
350
350
300
300
260
250
225
100
100
50
50
50
50
50
25
20
10,280
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
1,020
1,174
574
150
46
2,963
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
700
327
327
‐
‐
1,353
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
1,720
1,500
900
150
46
4,316
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
29,882
‐
‐
‐
‐
29,882
‐
‐
172
‐
‐
172
‐
1,000
17
250
‐
1,267
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
15
‐
‐
15
‐
‐
320
‐
103
423
29,882
1,000
524
250
103
31,759
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
‐
650
487
400
400
111
75
2,123
Renewal and Replacement (UDMP)
‐Infrastructure upgrade (Lower Campus)
‐
‐Replace #6 Oil Storage Tank (Central Heating Plant)
‐
‐Roof replacement (Aitken Centre)
‐
‐Ice surface (slab) replacement (Aitken Centre)
‐
‐Electrical sub‐station upgrade (Phase I)
‐
‐Phase II HDPE watermain upgrade
‐
‐Balance of roof replacement (Head Hall)
‐
‐Steam system brackets/supports
‐
‐New Sprinkler System‐ life safety (MacLaggan)
‐
‐Tunnel top replacement
‐
‐Balance of roof replacement (IUC Forestry)
‐
‐Re‐insulation (Asbestos Abatement)
‐
‐Window and roof replacement (Carleton)
‐
‐Infrastructure upgrade (ITS)
‐
‐Balance of roof replacement (IUC Physics)
‐
‐Water and sewer (Bailey Drive)
‐
‐Upgrade building (Student Union Building)
‐
‐Elevator replacement (Bailey)
‐
‐Window replacement (Tilley)
‐
‐Roof replacement (Tilley)
‐
‐Window replacement (Toole)
‐
‐Campus safety improvements (Risk Management)
‐
‐Emergency power and ancillary equipment (Central Heating Pla ‐
‐Change fluid in 5 elevators (Wellfield)
‐
‐
Adaption (mainly from UDMP)
‐Student Services Consolidation (Jones)
‐Theatre upgrade (MacLaggan)
‐Theatre upgrade (Tilley)
‐Theatre upgrade (Head Hall)
‐Theatre upgrade (Toole)
2009‐10
$ 30,682 $ 13,415 $ 2,067 $ 1,353 $ 540 $ 423 $ 48,480 $ 2,223
A
B
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University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
Capital Budget Overview
As part of the 2009-10 Building & Space budget, $1.0 Million was allocated to a competitive budget process.
Units on the Fredericton Campus made 77 requests for Building & Space funds totaling $6.1 Million (before
matching funds). A similar process was followed for Equipment & Technology funding of approx. $0.5 Million
and 95 requests for Equipment & Technology funds (excluding Student Technology Fee) were made totaling
$2.2 Million (before matching funds).
Capital Sub-Committee of the Fredericton Budget Management Committee
A sub-committee was established to review and prioritize “Building & Space” and “Equipment & Technology”
applications and make recommendations to the Fredericton Budget Management Committee. This Committee
was comprised of:
•
Shirley Cleave, PhD, AVP Academic (Learning Environment)
•
Barbara Nicholson, AVP, Capital Planning &Property Development
•
Ken Reimer, Director, Centre for Enhanced Teaching and Learning
•
Peter Jacobs, Director, Communication and Network Services, ITS
•
Stephanie Slauenwhite, Assistant Dean, Faculty of Arts
•
Rod Cooper, Assistant Dean, Faculty of Computer Science
•
Michael Carter, Director, Physical Plant
An invitation was extended to the President of the Student Union to participate.
The committee reviewed applications within the framework of the following principles:
1. Previous Earmarking The Committee continues to support the annual earmarking of allocations for
accessibility, wellfield maintenance, campus master plan initiatives, risk management, unplanned items
(reserve in both the A&R and Non-Space categories), library acquisitions, smart classroom renewal and
the renewal of classrooms and teaching labs.
2. One-Time Earmarking This year, the Committee supported the earmarking of a non-space allocation
for Integrated Technology Services to support renewal of the University’s mission-critical
communications, network and server infrastructure.
3. Priority of Dean’s Council Dean’s Council was asked to provide a prioritized listing of projects for
both the A&R and Non-Space categories as input to the recommendations of the sub-committee and
Budget Management Committee.
4. Investments to Improving Student, Faculty and Staff Environments Recognizing the importance of
continual improvement to our learning, teaching and working spaces and the impact it has on students,
staff and faculties.
5. Life Safety Priorities Continuing to address accumulated deferred maintenance. It should be noted the
Provincial University Deferred Maintenance Program (UDMP) will provide the University with a
significant opportunity to accelerate projects which would have been funded from A&R.
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University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
Schedule A: Alteration & Renovations
Portfolio/Priority Name
FR‐Assistant VP (Finance & Corporate Services)
Payments counter renovation
FR‐Assoc Vice President(Capital Planning & Property Development)
A&R
Carleton Elevator
Reserve for A&R
FR‐Centre for Enhanced Teaching & Learning
Smart Classroom Renewal
FR‐Faculty of Arts
c140 Classroom upgrade
Development of the George Frederick Clarke Archaeological Teaching Lab
FR‐Faculty of Computer Science
Soundproofing room C317‐ Job. Ref. # T331348
FR‐Faculty of Education
Auditorium Renovations (Rm 356)
FR‐Faculty of Engineering
Hallway Refurbishment ‐ Old Engineering Building
FR‐Faculty of Science
Extensive Research Laboratory Upgrades
Physics Flooring
FR‐Harriet Irving Library and Branches
Electrical upgrade to the 3rd and 4th floors of HIL
Heating for the Science and Forestry Library
FR‐Integrated Technology Services
Conduit and Cable Tray
FR‐Physical Plant
Bailey Hall, Rm 18, replace A/C system T332289
Bank/Bookstore, replace AC systems T330591
Bank/Bookstore, replace storefront entrance T330592
Dept initiatives of equipment specific LOTO & VFA facility renewal database updates T332099
Forestry/Geology HVAC modifications T332291
Head Hall HVAC modification T332287
HIL, replace balance of flush valves T332312
HIL, upgrade DHW controls, replace condensate pump T332303
Hot water tank inspection & relining, various bldgs. T326103
Kierstead Hall, replace entrance slab T332290
Marshal D'Avray Hall, domestic hot water controls upgrade T332288
Sanitary/Storm Sewer Rehabilitation, Phase XIII T331441
Services Bldg., construction new office space T330589
Tilley Hall, replace corroded floor drains, T332292
FR‐Vice President (Finance & Corporate Services)
Conversion of Lounge space to office space ‐ Room 106
FR‐Vice President Fredericton (Academic)
Phase 2 ‐ Camera Recording & Monitoring Upgrade
Priority 2/2 ‐ Floors in Registrar's Offices
Relocate Camera at Back of SUB
Security Monitoring Equipment ‐ Maintenance 1/2
Grand Total
Amount Approved
$ 11,720
5,940
250,000
13,963
4,650
84,620
48,515
30,810
145,800
186,313
50,000
3,222
49,300
90,850
25,351
65,000
53,000
131,000
130,000
86,000
45,000
85,000
43,000
100,000
50,000
20,000
80,000
50,000
40,000
11,300
400
67,310
4,000
5,000
$ 2,067,064
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University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
Schedule A: Alteration & Renovations
Notes regarding Alteration & Renovations:
The Fredericton Campus will face significant challenges to schedule and execute the above projects given the
number and scope of larger capital projects being schedule for 2009-10.
The Provincial Government’s recently informed the University that, for the 2009-10 fiscal year only, on an
exceptional basis, Alternation & Renovation funds may be used to fund activities (such as operations), not
normally allowed under this funding envelope. At this time, this is not being considered.
At the same time, the Provincial Government informed the University that it may opt to request that the carry
forward restriction of one year (past the year in which the funding is approved) be extended by one year for this
same funding category. At this time, this is not being considered.
Given our scheduling challenges, the Campus may defer approximately $500 K of approved 2009-10 projects
until they can be successfully executed in 2010-11. Financial flexibility resulting from this deferral may be used
to backstop any unforeseen overexpeditures resulting from the larger existing capital projects. Any deferred
projects will then be funded from the 2010-11 Alteration & Renovation funding received from the Provincial
Government.
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University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
Schedule B: Equipment & Technology
The following table details the Non-Space capital program, which represents 82% of the Equipment &
Technology budget in 2009-10:
Portfolio
Amount Approved
FR‐Assistant VP (Finance & Corporate Services)
Personal Computers
$ 9,528
FR‐Assoc Vice President(Capital Planning & Property Development)
Reserve for Non‐Space
48,820
FR‐Centre for Enhanced Teaching & Learning
Pool Loaner Equipment
9,130
Smart Airliner Slate Set
2,745
Smart Classroom Maintenance
18,070
Smart Classroom Renewal
47,738
Video Streaming System
23,060
FR‐Chief Advancement Office
2,970
Alumni Office Technology Upgrade
E‐Solicitation On‐line Training Resource
1,394
FR‐Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts ‐ Computer Equipment ‐ Line Bessery
37,622
Refurbishment of Equipment inTilley 124
7,077
Seminar Boardrooom Tables
6,322
FR‐Faculty of Business Administration
Crestron Upgrade of SH161 and SH361
11,575
T307 Non Space Furniture
14,650
FR‐Faculty of Computer Science
45,207
Computers for Instructional Lab ITD‐414
FR‐Faculty of Education
AV for rm 356
51,177
FR‐Faculty of Engineering
Faculty Shop Equipment
4,519
Liquid‐Liquid Extraction Column
77,254
Non‐Space Integrated Electromagnetics & Electronics Lab 48,713
Oscilloscopes for the Vibrations Laboratory
4,158
Rapid Prototyping Machine
55,766
FR‐Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management
#1 of 2 Non‐Space, Smart Classroom Equipment
8,059
1,157
#2 of 2 Non‐Space, PCI Geomatica Interlocking devices
FR‐Faculty of Kinesiology
Analyzer Module for ParvoMedics Metabolic Cart
18,410
Faculty/Staff Computers
19,051
Quad Processor Desktop
7,323
FR‐Faculty of Nursing
SLRC Printer for Nursing in Fredericton
2,217
Wireless for Nursing in Moncton (3rd floor)
2,356
FR‐Faculty of Science
Biodiversity Researcher Startup
50,000
Data Studio Implementation
15,368
3,309
Graduate office Chairs
Molecular Biologist startup
50,000
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University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
Schedule B: Equipment & Technology
Portfolio
FR‐Harriet Irving Library and Branches
Chairs for Branches
Install new light filtering blinds Engineering and HIL 4th fl
Library Acquisitions
FR‐Integrated Technology Services
Datatel Active Admissions/CRM Solutions
Faculty‐Staff Enterprise Desktop Backup Solution
Gigabit Network Expansion Phase 1
Network Monitoring Renewal
UNB Enterprise Server Replacement
FR‐Physical Plant
Campus Recycling Stations
Computer Renewal Plan
Four Post Vehicle Lift
Tables and Chairs
Thickness planer and table saw
FR‐President
Office Chairs for University Secretariat
FR‐School of Graduate Studies
Computer
FR‐Student Affairs and Services
Computer for Clinic Manager
Computer for Employment Counselor
Computer for Head Nurse
Computer for W&SS Coordinator
Jones House Priority One
Laptop computer for Administrative Assistant
Office furnishings for SAS in Jones
Purkinje Billing Module
FR‐Vice President (Finance & Corporate Services)
Computer and Printer grades
Conversion of Lounge space to office space ‐ Room 106
FR‐Vice President (Research)
Non‐Space Application
FR‐Vice President Fredericton (Academic)
Phase 2 ‐ Camera Recording & Monitoring Upgrade
Priority 1 Non‐space
Grand Total
Amount Approved
14,436
9,948
650,000
111,000
38,234
32,895
18,641
80,230
3,783
21,327
6,929
2,389
24,734
846
1,554
3,163
1,126
2,147
1,276
24,144
1,975
3,150
831
4,853
5,722
7,447
37,470
8,210
$ 1,823,205
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University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
Schedule B: Equipment & Technology
The following table details the Student Technology Fee capital program, which represents 18% of the
Equipment & Technology budget in 2009-10:
Portfolios
FR‐Centre for Enhanced Teaching & Learning
Replacement Clickers
Student Loaner Laptops
FR‐Faculty of Computer Science
Instructional Lab Projectors
FR‐Faculty of Engineering
20 User License for Working Model Software
Advanced Indoor Positioning and Navigation Laboratory
Network Drops for H‐17
Student Technology Fund #2 ‐ Video Demonstrations
FR‐Faculty of Law
Provide electrical outlets for Law Library study carrels
Upgrade accessibility software on loaner laptop
FR‐Faculty of Nursing
Wireless for Nursing in Bathurst
Wireless for Nursing in Moncton (2nd floor)
FR‐Faculty of Science
Digital Imaging Technology for Compound Microscopy ‐ Student Technology Fee Project Fund
Earth Science Mapping and Processing Software (revised)
Smart Classroom Update
FR‐Harriet Irving Library and Branches
Carts for SmartBoards
Commons Accessibility Centre Workstation
FR‐Integrated Technology Services
3D Scanner (IBME)
Camera equipment for the Brunswickan
CHECKBOX Survey Software ‐ Psych Grads
Computer & networking for MEGSS lounge
Computers (3) printer, scanner for Phys Grads
Digital Audio recorders ‐ Nursing Resources
Freeze Dryer for Bio/Fors Grads
Lab Renewal ‐ Bathurst Nursing ‐ 8 computers
Lab Renewal ‐ HB17 ‐ 21 chairs
Lab Renewal ‐ HD7 ‐ 13 computers & chairs
Lab Renewal ‐ IUC ‐ 24 computers & chairs
Lab Renewal ‐ K12 ‐ 13 computers
Lab Renewal ‐ Moncton Nursing ‐ 10 computers
Lab Renewal ‐ SUB Atrium Kiosks ‐ 6 computers
Lab Renewal ‐ SUB Cafeteria Kiosks ‐ 4 computers
Lab Renewal ‐ T201B ‐ 18 computers and 15 chairs
Laptop Renewal ‐ HIL
LCD monitor for ANH
Microsoft Office 2007 ‐ Public Lab(s) Upgrade
Multimedia Cart for English Grads
New Install ‐ Nursing Grads Computers (2) and Printer
Replacement computer (1) and laptop (1) for SIF
Replacement computers (3) for SH261
Software ‐ SPSS Missing Values Module
SPAM Management Process Improvment
Wireless Installation
FR‐President
Video Presentation Equipment
FR‐Student Affairs and Services
Assistive Technology for students ‐ digital voice recorders
Assistive Technology for students ‐ scanner
Optimal Resume
FR‐Vice President (Research)
Wireless Network for Institute of Biomedical Engineering
Grand Total
Amount Approved
$ 1,172
15,291
3,479
4,048
10,577
1,803
8,922
2,893
1,085
2,904
4,768
2,193
2,543
6,239
2,645
2,663
4,500
3,478
5,428
670
351
238
11,258
12,000
5,339
23,137
42,714
19,832
15,255
8,848
5,899
31,273
35,839
1,044
8,136
3,467
2,187
1,750
4,500
1,222
4,104
55,225
1,693
1,017
627
10,707
4,600
$ 399,563
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University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
2009-10 Residence Budget
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University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
Residential Life and Conference Services
Budget Overview
Introduction
Residential Life and Conference Services are considered ancillary activities on the Fredericton Campus. This
budget includes the traditional academic-year operations of our residence system, the summer conference
season and the Wu Conference Centre. These activities, along with the Bookstore and Aitken University Centre,
are accountable to the Executive Director of Residential Life, Campus and Conference Services.
The Fredericton Campus residence system is comprised of 1,334 rentable beds within 11 residences located in
or near the campus core. Beds are often reconfigured to maximize revenue potential based on occupation
patterns- as configured in January 2009, 1, 170 beds were available. The current inventory of the Fredericton
Campus includes:
• Aitken, Bridges, Harrison, MacKenzie, Neill and Neville/Jones are six traditional undergraduate
residences located in the academic core;
• Lady Dunn, Joy Kidd and Tibbits which are three traditional undergraduate residences contained in a
single-structure close to the academic core;
• McLeod is a traditional undergraduate residence located slightly off-campus;
• Lady Beaverbrook is a traditional undergraduate residence located on the periphery of the Campus;
• Maggie Jean is a traditional undergraduate residence located off-campus;
• Suite-style residence located close to the academic core; and,
• Magee which is an apartment-style residence located slightly off-campus.
Executive Summary
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The Residential Life and Conference Services deficit for 2009-10 is budgeted to exceed $922 K (a
decrease over prior year of 5.3%).
Room and Board rates for the traditional undergraduate residences are budgeted to increase by 4.3% in
2009-10 (down slightly from 4.4% in 2009-10). This is comprised of a 5.8% increase to the meal plan
and a 3% increase to residence room rates.
Occupancy of 84% is budgeted for the traditional residences, while the Suite-style and apartments are
assumed at over 98% occupancy.
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University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
Residential Life and Conference Services
Budget Overview
Governance of Residential Life and Conference Services
In addition to its direct reporting relationship to the Vice-President Fredericton (Academic), Residential Life
and Conference Services is a member of the Learning Environment, led by the Associate Vice-President
Academic (Learning Environment) as well as a member of the Joint Board Senate Residence Committee. In
addition, annual consultation is conducted at the Residence Budget Committee and various other residence
boards. The following principles have been developed as a result of this governance:
Residential Life and Conference Services shall:
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Maintain Accommodation Availability
Residence accommodation should support the enrolment goals of the Fredericton Campus and be
available to all prospective and returning students requiring or wishing it. Since 2003, approximately
17% of undergraduate students became part of the residence system. Also since that time, enrolment has
dropped by over 1,000 undergraduate headcount- resulting in a 170 bed decrease in demand. Projected
enrolment declines are expected to create further reduce the demand for beds. Excess capacity (beds) is
expected to exceed 275 by 2016.
•
Maintain Accommodation Suitability
Residence inventory should reflect life-long learning and appropriate accommodations reflecting
students’ developmental stages. In general, the Fredericton Campus offers a full spectrum of options
ranging from “full-support/low-privacy” in the traditional undergraduate residences to “fullindependence/high-privacy” in its apartments. However, as with virtually every university in North
America, the majority of Campus inventory are double-rooms while there is a greater demand for
privacy in general (and washroom privacy in particular) among young adults. Conversion of doublerooms to singles is not a feasible solution in many of our traditional undergraduate residences.
•
Maintain Developmental Programming
Student accommodations should encompass stage-appropriate co-curricular and social programming in
support of their developmental needs, including physical wellness, psychological and social needs.
•
Maintain Room & Board Affordability
Pricing should reflect a fair and attractive price/value relationship. UNB room and board prices should
be near the median for the Atlantic universities and be competitive with local off-campus rates. Prices
for Campus double-rooms approximate the mean for Atlantic Universities. The price of our singles and
supersingles (i.e. double-rooms reconfigured as singles) are at or near the top of the price range for
Atlantic universities.
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University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
Residential Life and Conference Services
Budget Overview
The following table provides a comparison of Fredericton Campus room and board fees (double-room
and 14 meal per week plan) across Atlantic Canada:
Increase(Decrease)
2009-10
2008-09
$
%
Dalhousie
$ 8,322 $ 8,080 $
242
3.0%
St. Francis-Xavier
8,055
7,820
235
3.0%
Acadia
8,004
7,771
233
3.0%
University of Prince Edward Island
7,840
7,612
228
3.0%
St. Mary's
7,674
7,450
224
3.0%
Mt. Allison
7,389
7,174
215
3.0%
7,373
7,061
312
4.4%
University of New Brunswick- Fredericton
Mount St. Vincent
6,519
6,329
190
3.0%
St. Thomas
6,515
6,325
190
3.0%
Memorial
5,688
5,522
166
3.0%
Average
$ 7,338 $ 7,114
•
Maintain Fiscal Prudence
As an ancillary operation, revenues from residence fees and rents should equal residence expenses over
the long term.
•
Uphold Cohort Fairness.
Cohorts of incoming and continuing students in residence should receive value in their residence
experience commensurate with the resources they contribute (i.e. with the price they pay).
While both of the last two principles suggest that it might be appropriate for “current students” to bear “current
costs”, Residential Life and Conference Services estimates that rents would need to be increased by a further
$600 (or 8%) to achieve a balanced budget. This would likely lead to decreased occupancy and, perhaps,
decreased enrolment – further exacerbating the current challenges.
The following table provides a summary of rate increases for 2009-10 and provides an overall comparison to
prior years:
Meal Plan
Undergraduate Residence (Two Terms)
Special
Single
Double
Magee House (Monthly)
1 Bedroom
2 Bedroom
3 Bedroom
Suite-Style Residence (Monthly)
Single
One-Bedroom in Double Suite
One Bedroom in Triple Suite
Overall Room & Board Fees
Increase(Decrease)
in 2009-10
Increase(Decrease) Proposed in Prior Fiscal Years
2009-10
2008-09
$
%
2008-09 2007-08 2006-07 2005-06 2004-05 2003-04 2002-03
$ 3,444 $ 3,255 $
189
5.8%
5,979
5,186
3,920
5,805
5,035
3,806
174
151
114
3.0%
3.0%
3.0%
650
776
898
631
753
872
19
23
26
3.0%
3.1%
3.0%
737
637
568
716
618
551
21
19
17
2.9%
3.1%
3.1%
4.30%
4.40%
4.50%
3.00%
5.57%
5.75%
5.50%
5.00%
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University of New Brunswick
Fredericton Campus
Residential Life and Conference Services
Consolidated Operating Statement
Increase (Decrease)
$
%
2009‐10
2008‐09
Revenue
Residence Room & Board
Fees
Miscellaneous/Sundry
Magee House Rent
Room rental revenue
Wu Centre‐Internal users
Coin Laundry Revenue
Food Service Rebate
Vending Machines
Food Service Revenue
Residence Damage
Conference Operations
Food Service
Miscellaneous Leases
Revenue Total
$ 8,156,200
1,157,874
1,033,970
791,411
700,657
108,450
65,000
40,000
24,875
18,500
5,000
‐
‐
‐
12,101,937
$ 7,995,618
1,121,880
1,004,000
806,214
693,700
106,500
65,000
39,000
102,000
13,000
5,000
86,500
(1,000)
44,500
12,081,912
$ 160,582
35,994
29,970
(14,803)
6,957
1,950
‐
1,000
(77,125)
5,500
‐
(86,500)
1,000
(44,500)
20,025
2.0%
3.2%
3.0%
(1.8%)
1.0%
1.8%
0.0%
2.6%
(75.6%)
42.3%
0.0%
(100.0%)
(100.0%)
(100.0%)
0.2%
Expense
Support Salaries
Non Academic‐Full Time
Pension and Benefits
Non Academic‐Students
Non Academic‐Term (>1 year)
Non Academic‐Overtime
Non Academic‐Term
Non Academic‐Term/hourly
Non‐acad sal recovery
Support Salaries Total
1,512,171
345,672
192,426
100,711
47,549
17,134
10,011
(64,012)
2,161,662
1,527,541
298,663
182,265
‐
49,500
‐
10,000
‐
2,067,969
(15,370)
47,009
10,161
100,711
(1,951)
17,134
11
(64,012)
93,693
(1.0%)
15.7%
5.6%
Non‐Salary Expense
Food Services
Debt Repayment‐Principal
Maintenance and Repair
Supplies‐Pool
Utilities
Debt Repayment‐Interest
Debt Repayment
Furniture & Equipment
Travel Budget
Insurance
ICR‐Security
Professional Fees
ICR‐Computing Services
Membership Fees
ICR‐Graphic Services
ICR‐Web & Media Services
Room & Building rental
ICR‐Housing & Food Services
Non‐Salary Expense Total
3,954,148
1,264,935
1,200,463
1,064,461
1,027,690
558,772
550,000
295,492
68,050
32,724
31,000
30,000
30,000
3,800
500
250
‐
(49,900)
10,062,385
3,696,113
453,495
1,391,995
1,077,021
1,085,938
1,306,887
625,000
306,462
75,550
32,238
69,493
30,900
30,000
4,650
750
500
750
‐
10,187,742
258,035
811,440
(191,532)
(12,560)
(58,248)
(748,115)
(75,000)
(10,970)
(7,500)
486
(38,493)
(900)
‐
(850)
(250)
(250)
(750)
(49,900)
(125,357)
7.0%
178.9%
(13.8%)
(1.2%)
(5.4%)
(57.2%)
(12.0%)
(3.6%)
(9.9%)
1.5%
(55.4%)
(2.9%)
0.0%
(18.3%)
(33.3%)
(50.0%)
(100.0%)
Total Expense
12,224,047 12,255,711 (31,664)
(0.3%)
(Deficit) before Contribution to Capital
(122,110) (173,799) 51,689
(29.7%)
Contribution to Capital
800,000 800,000 ‐
(Deficit)
$ (922,110) $ (973,799) $ 51,689
(3.9%)
0.1%
4.5%
(1.2%)
0.0%
(5.3%)
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