The Unit Receives Sufficient Budgetary Allocations
Tuskegee University’s fiscal year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30. Each year each campus unit prepares a budget proposal. In academic areas, departmental budget proposals are consolidated by the dean into a college proposal for submission to the University Budget Committee. Budget allocations to support teacher preparation consists of a dean’s budget for education, and budgets for the Departments of Curriculum and Instruction and Department of Physical Education. The dean of the unit has a separate budget to operate the Dean’s Office. Each of the six liberal arts departments and the two ROTC departments have individual operating budgets.
Beginning with the 2000-2001 academic year, the Dean’s budget devoted to education included separate line items to distinguish between travel and professional development travel in order to show support for faculty travel to observe student interns. Also, budget lines were added to demonstrate membership in professional organizations, support for public school partnerships and accreditation expenses.
The portion of these three budgets in academic year 2002-2003 dedicated to repairs, supplies and related expenses—all of which provide basic operational support to the teacher preparation programs. This compares favorably with the Dean’s Office budget and similar departmental liberal arts departmental budgets
Budgetary Support for On-Campus and Clinical Work
Between the academic years 1999-2000 and 2001-2002, the University cost per education student increased over 30%.
This Dean's Office budget pays mileage costs for supervision field-based experiences by faculty. The Dean’s Office education budget includes funds for the upkeep and maintenance of a Ford Econoline Van, purchased by the University in 1998 to transport students assigned to pre-clinical experiences at Deborah Cannon Wolfe Elementary School, our Professional Development School.