The recommendations from Huron Consulting Group have been submitted and are under consideration by Queen's Principal and Provost.
Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane initiated a conversation with the Queen’s community in 2019 to inform the development of Queen’s new strategy. The Report on the Conversation – an account and reflection on the feedback provided – highlighted input from the Queen’s community on the current resource consumption budget model.
Queen’s adopted a resource consumption model for central budgeting in 2013-14. The model was reviewed in 2015 and since that time a number of modifications have been introduced to enhance support for research, re-align incentives for cross-faculty undergraduate teaching, and provide greater financial flexibility to the central university. It has now been almost seven years since the previous review, and Queen’s is at a transition point with new leadership and the recent release of a new strategy.
A review of the budget model and Queen’s associated budget processes has been initiated to ensure that resource allocation is aligned with and advances the university’s new strategic direction, vision and goals.
Queen’s budget model review was initiated in January 2022. The intent is to critically assess the strengths and weaknesses of both the model and the associated processes, and to identify potential enhancements to the model that will achieve the following objectives:
- Incentivize and support growth in research and graduate student programming;
- Increase central funding to support pan-university strategic initiatives;
- Encourage collaboration across Faculties/Schools/Shared-service units;
- Reduce duplication of shared services;
- Assess the distribution gap between Faculties/Schools; and
- Decrease the complexity of the allocation model.
A steering committee has been formed to oversee the review, chaired by the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic). Huron Consulting Group has also been engaged to assist in the review of the budget model.
The steering committee will report to the Principal on its progress and seek direction from the Principal where necessary.
Huron Consulting Group will hold several interviews and focus groups with members of the Queen’s community who are involved in the annual budget process, including Department Heads, staff representatives from central services, Senators, Deans, Vice-Provosts, staff and other members of the administration.
The Principal and Vice-Chancellor received feedback on the current budget model through the two-year conversation and consultation process that informed the development of Queen’s Strategy. The input received through the conversation and the development of Queen’s strategy will also inform the work of the steering committee.
Members of the Queen’s community who wish to provide additional feedback can send their comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Steering Committee Membership|
|Matthew Evans||Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic)|
|Ann Tierney||Vice-Provost & Dean of Student Affairs|
|Barbara Crow||Dean Faculty of Arts & Science|
|Donna Janiec||Vice-Principal (Finance & Administration)|
|Fahim Quadir||Vice-Provost & Dean of School of Graduate Studies|
|Heather Cole||Chief of Staff and Legal Advisor, Office of the Principal|
|Heather Woermke||Associate Vice-Principal (Finance & Administration)|
|Jane Philpott||Dean Faculty of Health Sciences|
|Kevin Deluzio||Dean Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science|
|Lori Stewart||Executive Director, Office of the Provost|
|Nancy Ross||Vice-Principal (Research)|
|Teri Shearer||Deputy Provost|
|Tim Almeida||Executive Director, Budget & Resource Planning|