How the Model Works

Our goal is to allow Temple University to operate in a more cost-effective manner by allowing those closest to the action to make critical funding decisions.

Model Development

The following slides illustrate how the revenue, expenses, assessments and allocated overhead flow through the budget model:

Presentations to faculty, deans and staff (Fall 2012 - Fall 2014):

In addition to the presentations listed below, we encourage you to enroll in our Blackboard organization: Temple Budget Model to view our recorded sessions with presenters from the Provost Office, Budget Office, Banner Competency Centers and more.

Unpacking the Decentralized Budget Model: Financial Management & Strategic Outlook (part one) Fall 2012

Unpacking the Decentralized Budget Model: Financial Management & Strategic Outlook (part two) Spring 2013

Steering Committee Update on the Temple Budget Model - August 2013

Faculty Senate Steering Committee & Representatives - September 2013

Budget Model Update to Support Unit Senior Leadership - September 2013

Support Units & Planning in the Budget Model - October 2013

Unpacking the Decentralized Budget Model: Financial Management & Strategic Outlook (part three) Fall 2013

Support Units Preparing for the Budget Conferences - January 2014

Business Managers Training 9 20 2013

Budget Officers Training Series - Kick Off September 20, 2013

Council of Deans Update on the Model & Preparing for the Budget Conference - January 2014

Administrative Council - Update on the Model & Budget Conference - January 2014

College of Liberal Arts Collegial Assembly (video) March 2014

Leadership Academy 8 - Team RCM April 2014

Faculty Senate May 2014

NACUBO: Planning and Budgeting Forum September 2014

Academic Quality Metrics and Planning, Course & Program Process Info and TRAC review system September 2014

Finances & Academic Planning in the RCM Environment (models available on Blackboard) October 2014

Articles: How we're thinking about section optimization 10/14/2014 and A new metric 10/13/2014 Inside Higher Ed

Academic Advisors Group - December 2014

Article: Eight ways to grow your strategic reserves, Jacob Rosch, Senior Analyst, EAB - February 2015 Common Methods to Recapture Resources for Strategic Funding


If your department would like to host a discussion about how the model works please contact our office (215) 204-6545 or email to schedule.