Patterns in budget reveal mean truths

The PowerPoint presentation of Cap’s proposed 2016-2017 budget, from the CFA special information meeting yesterday, reveals disturbing, repetitive trends.

Once again, we are seeing fewer course and program choices for students, higher tuition and fees, fewer instructional hours, and increased admin expenses.

And once again, the cuts are being justified by alarms about a deficit in the current year—even though in the past three years the “deficits” of January have become the surpluses of April.

Please review the attached tables, now, and send your comments and solution recommendations to the CFA as well as your faculty reps on  the Board of Governors, the body responsible for approving the budget next week.