(RCM) Model - University of Hawaii

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FACULTY SENATE
Responsibility
Center
Management
(RCM) for UHM?
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Agenda
 Need
for Change
 What is RCM?
 RCM at other Institutions
 Advantages/Disadvantages
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Current UHM
Incremental Budget Model
State General Funds and Tuition Revenues
Prior year expenditure
level+/- incremental change
Schools, Colleges and Support Units
Positive incremental change is selective
Negative incremental change is typically across the board
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Why we Need Change
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Periodic fiscal crises places UHM at risk
Negative incentive to expand/innovate
Units hoard space
Budget rationale incomprehensible after 20+ years
Contributes to lack of confidence in leadership
Difficulty in garnering support from Legislature
Erosion of public confidence in UHM
VCAA has no budget
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RCM Values
 Transparency
 Accountability
 Equity
 Predictability
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RCM Principles
 Align
resources with generating units
 Align authority with financial responsibility
 Precisely prescribe revenue sharing
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Agenda
 Need
for change
 What is RCM?
 RCM at other Institutions
 Advantages/Disadvantages
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RCM at Univ. of Florida
State General
Funds
Leverage and
Strategic
Initiative Funds
Tuition
Revenues
Indirect Cost Recovery
Responsibility Centers
Support Centers
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Responsibility Center
 Is
a Department or college/school
 Gets a large % of revenue it generates
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Tuition based on SSH/majors & G-funds
May vary to account for cost of instruction
 Pays
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costs
Direct: personnel & facilities
Shared: support centers
 Can
keep carry-forward funds
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Support Center
 Multi-unit
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operations
E.g. libraries,
student services,
academic support,
IT,
general admin
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Subvention
 Is
a tax on revenues
 Pays for univ. level “strategic” initiatives
 In dept RCM, pays for college initiatives
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Agenda
 Need
for change
 What is RCM?
 RCM at other Institutions
 Advantages/Disadvantages
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RCM at Elite Universities
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U. Pennsylvania
CalTech
Duke
Harvard
UCLA
U. Illinois – Urbana Champaign
Michigan
USC
Vanderbilt
21% of all public doctoral institutions
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RCM at Peers & Benchmarks
 U.
Arizona - Tuscon
 U. Illinois – Chicago (partial RCM)
 U. Kentucky (partial RCM)
 U. New Mexico
 U. Iowa – Iowa City
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RCM Compatible w. Kuali
 Kuali
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Indiana
Iowa State
 Kuali
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Coeus Sustaining Partners (with UH):
Coeus Basic Partners:
Kent State
Purdue
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Agenda
 Need
for change
 What is RCM?
 RCM at other Institutions
 Advantages/Disadvantages
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RCM Advantages
 Encourages:
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Revenue generation/cost effectiveness
Entrepreneurial activities
 Aligns
authority & accountability locally
 Improves responsiveness to change
 Enhances ability to plan
 Increases revenue transparency
 No RCM institution has ever switched back
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RCM Concerns and Realities
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May not advance univ. mission
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Money grubbing  lower quality education
Local optimization dominates global good
Vigilance needed against:
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Possible misalignment of revenue & priorities
Trade barriers
Gut courses
Arguments about allocation rules
Support centers need efficiency incentives
Rapid redistributions may need “surge tanks”
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RCs: Dept. vs. College
 Depts.
make decisions about courses
 Less dependent on having a good dean
 Deans have explicit subvention funds so:
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Initiatives are more transparent
Initiatives are not considered parasitic
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Further Reading
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“Responsibility Center Management: 25 years
of Lesson Learned” NACUBO
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“Responsibility Center Management at Major
Public Universities” Hanover Research Council
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http://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED469330
http://www.uky.edu/financialmodel/sites/www.uky.edu.financialmodel/files/u3/RCM_at_major_public_universitie
s.pdf
U. Penn model
U. Oregon model
Rutgers model
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Conclusion
“Once RCM is in place,
people get addicted to the information
connecting all the moving parts!
Devolution into the black box is not an option.”
Mānoa Faculty Senate, 11/19/14

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