UVU PBA Guidelines 2013-2014
The PBA process has been refined each year from its inception in 2003. This year,
on its tenth anniversary, there are a few additional improvements which include:an
increased emphasis on looking strategically beyond the next year, making more efficient
use of the time spent in the conversations, and focused attention on strategic initiatives
rather than budget requests.
PBA helps to align and prioritize initiatives throughout the campus in support of
UVU's mission, Core Themes, and Administrative Imperatives. The institution, as well
as its various units, follows a planning model in which long-term objectives are defined
and progress is assessed. Action goals (initiatives) are developed and prioritized
based on an assessment of the objectives, with consideration given to external factors
and future desires. The conversations provide a public forum to promote collaboration,
integration, and transparency in discussing initiatives, priorities, and the assignment
All units are asked this year to envision what their unit should look like in four
years, the 75th anniversary of UVU's founding. Think of ourselves as an ideal, mature,
serious university and consider questions such as:
- What services would be provided by the unit and to what level?
- What could be accomplished?
- What would success look like?
The presentations this year will have three parts: (1) The strategic vision for the
division/unit. (2) Objectives of the division/unit (these are long-term, enduring
objectives similar in nature to the UVU core theme objectives). (3) The highest priority
goals (initiatives) for the next few years that would further the strategic vision
and objectives, noting whether funding is currently available or not. [Please note
that there is not an emphasis, as in the past, on describing accomplishments of the
previous year.] To make it more conversational, the audience should be encouraged
to ask questions and make comments during the presentation. Allow time for audience
discussion during and after the presentation.
For initiatives needing resources, the provided budget request template must be filled
out and submitted to the Budget Office as soon as possible after the conversation.
Leaders may submit updated templates should initiatives change and/or new opportunities
arise. New opportunities may come out of collaboration with others' initiatives.