Strategic Planning and Budget Advisory Committee

  • The Strategic Planning and Budget Advisory Committee (SPBAC) in consultation and dialogue with the President, the Provost, and the University community, supports and enhances the success of the University through thoughtful and informed advice relating to: strategic planning, assessment of institutional priorities, review of budgetary policies, and the evaluation of programs and services. The SPBAC chair shall provide regular reports to the Faculty Senate.

    In partnership with the University, SPBAC:

    1. Develops and disseminates the University’s strategic plan.
    2. Identifies issues that facilitate or impede the pursuit of the University’s mission.
    3. Provides advice on budget policies, significant budgetary actions and institutional priorities consistent with the strategic plan of the University.
    4. Evaluates the effectiveness of plans, policies, and the assessments that affect the entire infrastructure of the University.
    5. Develops guidelines for setting planning and budgeting priorities.

    About SPBAC

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    Membership Requirements

    The Strategic Planning and Budget Advisory Committee’s (SPBAC) membership is comprised of twenty-one voting members and twelve ex-officio non-voting members.

     a. Eleven of the voting members are faculty: the Chair of the Faculty; six faculty elected by the general faculty for staggered, three-year terms; three faculty selected by the Chair of the Faculty in consultation with the President for three-year rotating terms; and the SPBAC chair. The SPBAC chair is appointed by the President in consultation with the Chair of the Faculty for a two-year term. The President and Chair of the Faculty may also select a SPBAC co-chair from the existing SPBAC membership; under such circumstances, the co-chairs have one shared vote. SPBAC chairs must have served at least one year on the committee prior to appointment as chair. The SPBAC chair may be re-appointed for one additional term, with the consent of a majority of SPBAC voting members.

    b. The remaining ten voting members are appointed: two deans, two representatives from the President’s cabinet, and two non-faculty staff are appointed by the President for three-year rotating terms. Representatives of the following governing organizations, Classified Staff Council, Appointed Professionals Advisory Council, and Graduate and Professional Student Council and the President of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona (who automatically sits on SPBAC) serve at the will of their governing organizations.

    c. The twelve ex-officio (non-voting) members are comprised of: Associate Vice President for Institutional Analysis; Assistant Vice President in the Budget Office; Senior Vice President for Health Sciences; Vice President for Global Initiatives; Vice President Alumni Relations/President of the Alumni Association; Vice President for Business Affairs and CFO; Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration; President of the University of Arizona Foundation; Vice Provost for Digital Learning & Student Engagement and Associate Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management; Senior Vice President for University Relations; Vice President for Strategic Planning and Analysis; and Senior Vice President and Provost.