Ron Pardini, Dean/Director of CABNR/NAES Organizational impact of downsizing
2010 Budget Cuts-Curricular Review • Positions Eliminated: • Associate Director of Nevada Ag Experiment Station • Assistant Director of Nevada Ag Experiment Station • Associate Dean of Outreach • Director of Communications & Marketing • Director of Student Retention, Recruitment & Advising • 20 Faculty Positions (11 Tenured Faculty) • 6 Classified Positions (Support Staff)
2010 Budget Cuts – Department closures • Animal Biotechnology • Resource Economics
2010 Budget Cuts – Departments Remaining • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology • Nature Resources & Environmental Science • (Agriculture, Nutrition and Veterinary Science) • New department created with remaining faculty • Extensive input from stakeholders on new program selection
Educational programs – closed • Animal Biotechnology • Animal Science • Agriculture & Applied Economics • Environmental & Resource Economics • Rangeland Livestock Production • No student left behind!
Educational programs – Proposed • Agricultural Science • Rangeland Ecology and Management • Forestry Management and Ecology • Multi-State Range Education Collaboration
Educational programs – CONTINUING • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology • Ecohydrology • Environmental Science • (Forestry & Rangeland Management) • Nutrition – Dietetics • Nutrition – Nutritional Science • Veterinary Science • Wildlife Ecology & Conservation
CABNR/NAES Budget 2012– Dollars NAES Reversions: 2009 = $912,325 2010 = $155,942
UNR REQUESTED 2012 & 2013 – Dollars NAES Reversions: 2009 = $912,325 2010 = $155,942
UNR PROPOSED CUTS FY 2012 - IMPACTS • Elimination of 3 vacant positions • Elimination of a Post Doctoral Position-Department Chair commitment • Elimination of Basic Research funding-previous EPSCOR commitment • Extension is proposed for a 70% budget cut which will likely impact CABNR – currently there are 7 State Extension Specialist in CABNR that have a partial FTE paid from Extension funds • 5% pay cuts for everyone
Field Labs – S-S Ranch (Wadsworth, NV) • Sold for $3.4 million to Great Basin Land & Water • The college retained $2.7 million • Will use the funds to create an endowment to cover a portion of a faculty member’s salary • Income on current S-S operating endowment will be transferred to endowed faculty position
Field Labs – Main Station Field Lab (Reno, NV) • More land sales to come – more endowments to be established • Truckee River Flood Project • Southeast Connector
proposed phase ii plan (if needed) • Impacts • Merge the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources into the College of Science • Close the new department – Agriculture, Nutrition and Vet Science • Move the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station (NAES) to the VP of Research Office • Decrease the NAES budget from $9.7 in 2009 to $3.05 million
Take home message • Meet the Land Grant mission of the university and college and demonstrate excellence in: • Research-extramural funding generates indirect $$ for VPR office • Education-generate strong student SCR and FTE for tuition $$ • Outreach-integrate with Extension and political base
Take home message • Engage stakeholders in decision making process-build strong base of support • Establish strong collaborations with other colleges, with Federal and State agencies and engage in multi-state programs • Align field lab programs with university mission and stakeholder needs • Develop strategies to become less dependent of State support.
Thank You, Ron Pardini, Dean/Director of NAES Organizational impact of downsizing