York University community members are invited to provide input into the SHARP budget model

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The following message has been sent to the York University community on behalf of the AVP Finance & CFO, Aldo DiMarcantonio, AVP Institutional Planning & Analysis, Sarah Cantrell, and SEO/Executive Director, Office of the Provost, Richard Ooi:

When the new Shared Accountability and Resource Planning (SHARP) budget model was implemented, there was a commitment to conduct a review within the first few years of its implementation, to identify what was working well and areas for improvement. Over the next few months a review of SHARP, co-sponsored by Provost & Vice President Academic Lisa Philipps and Vice President Finance & Administration Carol McAulay, will be undertaken.

The University has appointed external reviewers with significant experience in university budgets to lead the external review. The focus for this review is to obtain feedback on the principles, concepts and structures of SHARP. The external reviewers are:

  • Alan Harrison, past provost and vice-president (Academic), Queen’s University
  • Scott Mabury, vice-president, Operations and Real Estate Partnerships & vice-provost, Academic Operations, University of Toronto
  • Megan Sheppard, senior vice-president Corporate Services & CFO, Loyalist College

The external reviewers will be on-site for three days – Sept. 30 to Oct. 2– and will be meeting with divisional and Faculty staff across campus who are responsible for budgets, to collect information on their experiences working with the SHARP model. Two town halls open to the York community are also planned and scheduled as follows:

Wednesday, Oct. 2
9 to 10:30 a.m.
Keele Campus
Senate Chamber, Ross Building Room N940
Wednesday, Oct. 2
3 to 4 p.m.
Glendon Campus
York Hall Room A300The town halls offer opportunities for community members to provide feedback on the SHARP budget model to the external reviewers.

For those unable to attend the Town Halls, feedback can be forwarded to the reviewers at sharprv@yorku.ca.

In addition to the external review, there will be opportunities for the University community to provide feedback on the SHARP budget review during the budget consultation sessions, which will occur from September 2019 to January 2020.

To learn more about the SHARP budget model and the review, visit the SHARP website.