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Model for Incentive-Based Resource Allocation (MIRA)
Deans’ Working Group
- Reviewing model statements for FY2012 through FY2015
- Developing tools for academic divisions to use as reference guides for MIRA.
- Developing guiding principles for allocation of resources at the college-level.
- The hold harmless year has been defined and will be posted to the MIRA website shortly
Deans have developed uniform guiding principles for the allocation of resources at the college-level
Deans are scheduling conversations with other campuses via Skype on institutionalizing the MIRA model at the college-level
Deans may be traveling to the University of Minnesota this spring to see how their resource allocation model works at the college-level
Working with University Senate Leadership on Joint Communications
- Budget 101/102 are being presented regularly and all are invited to request individual sessions for departments, committees, etc.
Budget 103 is in draft form and should be finalized in the next several weeks
The Space Committee has met and formed subgroups to work on developing space policy and procedure for the 3 specific space types:–Classroom Group–Office Space Group–Research Space Group
- The Support Unit Allocation Committee will be having its first meeting at the end of February
- MIRA levers will be finalized in the next two weeks
- For more information about MIRA, follow this link: www.und.edu/MIRA
Many universities, both private (e.g., Harvard, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Syracuse) and public (e.g., the University of Michigan, University of Delaware, University of New Hampshire) use some form of Responsibility Centered Management (RCM), which is a transparent, decentralized, approach to budgeting. The University of Arizona plans to adapt RCM to fit our distinctive qualities, culture, organizational elements and mix of mission-related goals.
RCM was developed and has evolved over some 35 years with the University of Pennsylvania being the first higher education institution to implement RCM in 1974. A 2011 Inside Higher Ed survey indicated “interest in responsibility center management among public universities is soaring, with more than 21 percent of public doctoral institutions reporting that they use the RCM model."
(The details of the RCM model at the University of Arizona are from their website: http://rcm.arizona.edu/faq-page#n398 )
Lessons in this RCM model, from which we will benefit, include:
Making the transition to RCM can be challenging, but it is considered the best approach and solution for collaborative and responsible financial management going forward.
Implementing RCM requires ongoing conversations between academic and administrative units to manage changes, take advantage of opportunities, and ensure commitment to core mission and values.
While the general intent of RCM implementation is to empower academic units, the institutions that have derived the greatest benefits have also learned that they require trust, collaboration and a common sense of purpose among all units in order to be successful.
Please contact Josh Riedy, at 777.4273 or joshua.riedy@UND.edu, for more information.