SRA Reports Published
The final reports from the two EWU Strategic Resource Allocation task forces are now published HERE on the SRA website. The reports include recommendations on how the university should invest its resources so it will be well positioned to meet the future needs of students and the community. In addition to the reports, the templates and data sets will be available for viewing for EWU employees and will require an SSO login.
With the approval of the governing Board of Trustees, this Strategic Resource Allocation (SRA) process started in December 2022 as a way to improve Eastern’s financial health and sustainability. It entailed a systematic, collaborative and transparent approach to assess all campus programs using an established set of criteria. This stewardship exercise is utilized by universities and colleges nationwide.
Relying on data and reports submitted by each campus division, a University Services Task Force focused on all support services – including the administration and athletics – and a faculty-led Academic Programs Task Force examined all academic offerings.
The reports mark a culmination of dozens of campus communications and updates, a series of town halls for employees and students, and the creation of a website dedicated to answering questions about the entire process. The task forces’ final recommendations place each program and service into one of five categories – invest, maintain, streamline, transform and disinvest – using a ranking based on budgetary value.
Since their formation the task forces have maintained an institutional mindset, and we are grateful for their work to maintain the integrity of this process. The university asks that you provide the members with space, and understand that per the charter, members are not able to share how they voted or the discussions that took place during meetings. We know that people may experience a wide range of emotions when viewing the recommendations; it is imperative that we all demonstrate the utmost patience and kindness to each other in the coming days.
When viewing the reports, please remember that they consist of recommendations only. There will be a feedback period and President McMahan and all members of the Executive Leadership Team are committed to listening, carefully reviewing the impacts of decisions, and communicating with the campus during the multi-year implementation phase.
An explanation of that process is available on the SRA website.