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" ---President Theobald, Temple Times interview 1/18/13 issue.

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.