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Slippery Rock University is committed to fully informing its community regarding budget developments. This site has been created to provide faculty, students, staff and other visitors with timely updates, planning processes, and communication regarding the 2013/14 University budget. Please consult this page regularly for the latest information



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Budget suggestions: October 2, 2013

Instead of making parking $25 and instead of increasing it 100% to $50, could it just be increased to $30 or $35? A lot of people drive or have a parking pass, so any increase is still an increase in revenue. Another suggestion, could we possibly look into classes and see where redundant classes can be combined into one? For example, public speaking is impossible to get into anyways, could it be combined into another class? Another suggestion is making movies in the Student Center a dollar admission or suggested donation, or at least try it once or twice and see if it works. Also, maybe the prices on merchandise can be reduced a little; the markup on items here is very high. I find myself buying supplies at retailers like WalMart instead because it is much cheaper. If prices were lowered, then more merchandise would be sold.

I suggest that there more upgrading of existing buildings, like the library (not just the inside but the outside too) rather than building new buildings. Also I suggest that there be funds for making all buildings accessible for people with disabilities, and that they comply with the ADA regulations. I suggest a new class, major, or minor -  American Sign Language. I suggest that the special education department offer sign language classes as credit courses for different days and times, because American Sign Language is the 3rd most common language in the US, and we want students to be able to learn sign language, who would like to learn it, and if it is offered for credit, students can register for the classes for the day and time that is convenient for them. Thank you!

President Norton

September 30, 2013

Last Friday, the Slippery Rock University Council of Trustees officially approved the fiscal year 2013-14 budget.

As I shared with you earlier this year in my State of the University address, we started the fiscal year with a $5.2 million structural budget deficit.  Through the efforts of many people, we were able to present the trustees with a balanced budget.

So, how’d we do it?
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