Budget Process Timetable

2019-20 Preliminary Budget Process Timetable

Date Activities Responsibility
PLANNING AND ANALYSIS
July BAC commences discussion of 2020-21 budget BAC

October/ November/ December

 

 

Multi Year Integrated Plan Meetings

Deans/President's Office

BAC discussions continue including:

  • Early feedback from community including briefings from Integrated Plan meetings, survey.
BAC/Deans/Unit Heads/Student Groups
  • Release of context report
BAC
DEVELOPMENT OF RECOMMENDATIONS, CONSULTATION AND INPUT

January

 

 

 

 

Review all input and develop draft budget report & recommendations. BAC
Budget Office sends preliminary unit budget detail (does not yet include BAC recommendations) to Faculties and units to begin preparation for the 20-21 budget.

Dean's/Unit Managers

 

February / March

 

Release Draft 2019-20 Operating Budget Plan including:

  • Proposed recommendations that will be the basis of the development of the 2020-21 budget.
  • Proposed tuition fee schedule.
BAC
University holds budget, tuition and fee information sessions with students and the Dal community BAC/Students/Dal community
BAC considers input received from the campus
community
BAC
APPROVAL

March/April*

 

 

 

 

Review draft of final report with the President prior to release BAC

Issue Final Report / Operating Budget Plan for 2020-21

  • Report presented to the Board Finance, Audit, Investment and Risk Committee (April)
  • Report presented to the Senate Committee

BAC

 

 

 

Tuition Fee recommendations to the Board for approval in April.  
April/May Unit budget allocations determined and  communicated to Deans and others

Budget Office

 

June

 

 

Budget Units refine detailed budgets
Deans/Unit Managers
Recommended Operating Budget for 2020-21 presented via the Board Finance, Audit, Investment and Risk Committee to the Board for approval (June 2020)
BAC
Detailed budget finalized Budget Office

NOTE:  The BAC may at the request of the President or on its own initiative prepare additional reports on budget related matters.

*Required to meet tuition fee consultation guidelines