Council of Trustees Handbook

9/16/2020 Act of Jul. 1, 2020,P.L. 558, No. 50 Cl. 24 - PUBLIC SCHOOL CODE OF 1949 - OMNIBUS AMENDMENTS https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/li/uconsCheck.cfm?yr=2020&sessInd=0&act=50 4/11 implemented. A report shall include, but is not limited to, the following information: (1) An overview of the financial position of the respective universities at the time of plan approval and at the time of the repo( r2 t) . The operating budget and total budget for each university at the time of plan approval and at the time of the report. (3) The estimated amount of expenditures needed to support plan implementation at the time of plan approval and the cumulative amount of expenditures made to support plan implementation at the time of the report. (4) The applicable organizational charts at the time of plan approval and at the time of the report. (5) Full-time enrollments at the time of plan approval and at the time of the report. (6) Graduation outcomes at the time of plan approval and at the time of the report. (7) The cost of tuition, room and board and fees at the time of plan approval and at the time of the report. (8) The average cost of attendance at the time of plan approval and at the time of the report. (9) The number of faculty and nonfaculty employes at the time of plan approval and at the time of the report. (10) The number of faculty and nonfaculty employes by location at the time of plan approval and at the time of the report. (11) Each impact to faculty and nonfaculty employe staffing, including, but not limited to, separations, reductions in force, reclassifications of job responsibilities or roles or reassignments to other universities within the system. The notification under this paragraph shall include an estimated financial impact for the current and subsequent two fiscal years. (12) The faculty-to-student ratio and the faculty and nonfaculty employe-to-student ratio at the time of plan approval and at the time of the report. (13) A list of academic programs that have been terminated or consolidated and an explanation of the reasons for termination or consolidation. (14) A list of new academic programs that have been approved and an explanation of the need for the programs. (15) The number of academic programs by location at the time of plan approval and at the time of the report. (16) A list of property that is for sale or has been sold and the value of the proceeds from the sale. (17) A list of administrative service consolidations and the value of savings resulting from the consolidations. (18) A list outlining concerns related to the implementation of the plan on the community and affiliated organizations. (19) Any other information as requested by the chairpersons enumerated under this subsection. (a.8) The board's authority to approve a final implementation plan shall expire three years from the effective date of this subsection. (b) Each of the said institutions shall hereafter be known as the (Name) University of Pennsylvania of the State System of Higher Education, except for Indiana University of Pennsylvania, which shall retain its name. As successor institutions to the State Normal Schools, appropriations for their operation are ordinary expenses of government, requiring only a majority vote of each House of the General Assembly. The State System of Higher Education shall have the same preferred status for appropriations as is enjoyed by its constituent institutions. State funds appropriated to the system shall be allocated to the individual institutions on a formula based on, but not limited to, such factors as enrollments, degrees granted and programs.

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