Don’s post reminds me of this video.
No, I dont mean no harm or any ill towards our Don. I totally understand why he made this decision. I’m glad he’s givin’ us a heads-up. If the state is broke, then so be it. We’ve worked around other shortcomings before and I’m sure we’ll find our way around this one. Food bills add up in a hurry and if it means I have to pay for doughnuts and bring enough for 6 peeps instead of 5, then I got the coffee covered too.
I’m declaring the upcoming school year as BYOFaD (bring your own food and drink (and leave your whine at home)) year.
I can live with that. Can you?
That loud thud you may have heard at your office door was the sound of CCC’s 2014 budget book landing on your threshold. The product of hundreds of faculty and staff working over the course of five months, the FY2014 Budget Book highlights our accomplishments in the past year and plans for the coming year. For those of you interested in saving the planet, the electronic version is available here.
Astute observers will notice a few key facts. The budget is balanced. FY13 was a strong year for achieving our goals, with graduation, retention and first-year enrollment in remedial courses all up. For FY14, tuition is flat. State funding is down (as documented in the budget; more about that next).
This last fact caused the most discomfort as we attempted to balance the budget. The original proposed state budget inflicted pain on City Colleges. As we go to press…
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