Utah Valley University utilizes an internally developed Planning, Budgeting, and Assessment
(PBA) process to guide resource allocations. This annual PBA process connects the
resource allocation decision making process with university and divisional assessment,
planning, priorities, and initiatives. PBA is founded on the concept that “a budget
is a map guiding an institution on its journey in pursuit of its mission.” (College
& University Budgeting, NACUBO) Resource allocations support UVU’s mission, Core Themes,
and Administrative Imperatives. The PBA process promotes accountability, collaboration,
communication, efficiency, equity and transparency.
PBA Cycle Illustration
UVU’s Planning, Budget, and Assessment (PBA) process facilitates the alignment and
prioritization of initiatives throughout the university in support of UVU’s mission,
Core Themes, and Administrative Imperatives. The institution, as well as its various
divisions, follows a planning model in which objectives are defined and progress is
assessed through self-evaluations and SWOT analyses of the operating environment.
Based on assessment, strategic initiatives are developed and prioritized in support
of four-year strategic plans and annually identified University-wide areas of focus.
The PBA conversations provide a public forum to promote collaboration, alignment,
integration, and transparency in discussing initiatives, priorities, and the allocation
Each Vice President has been allocated time and assigned a day/time for his/her PBA
Conversation. Presentations are to include a brief overview of the College/School
or Division mission and objectives from their four-year strategic plan. Leaders are
encouraged to present only the highest priority strategies and PBA requests with particular
attention to those that align with 2015-16 Areas of Focus. Please note: There is no
expectation that all submitted PBA Resource Requests be presented during the conversations.
All submitted PBA Resource Requests, even those not presented during the PBA conversations,
will be considered for possible funding. Vice Presidents must submit a PowerPoint
or pdf file of presentation material to the Budget Office by the end of the day of
their PBA Conversation for posting to the web.
Requests for new resources and/or new salaried positions should be submitted through
the PBA process regardless of funding source (with the exception of sponsored programs/grants).