Document Type



College of Arts and Sciences

Publication Date

Fall 9-20-2019


As a college, our primary mission is to serve students enrolled in our programs. To ensure our students are receiving a quality education complete with rewarding research opportunities, we need to hire exceptional faculty and provide those faculty members with the resources they need. Our college funds are allocated annually, these funds provide for: graduate assistantships, part-time instructors, research expenses as well as new faculty start-up packages. As the largest of the seven colleges which comprise Western Michigan University, the College of Arts and Sciences must make decisions strategically, with regard to the allocation of resources among our twenty-six departments and schools. These resources, once allocated, must be accurately and efficiently monitored to ensure fiscal responsibility and program sustainability.

State of Michigan allocations are limited, often resulting in budget reductions for our college, which makes tracking our budgets increasingly more important.

When I arrived in the college, I saw an opportunity for process improvement in the way we were tracking our resources and I used the total performance system to initiate those improvements.


This poster was completed for Academic Leadership Academy 18-19 and was presented at Fall Convocation 2019.