Academic Budget and Personnel

The Office of Academic Affairs Budget and Personnel (AABP) operates within the Office of Academic Affairs and supports the Provost. AABP develops a comprehensive budget and personnel model to help align resources with strategic objectives of the division and University. The office works in close coordination with campus partners to guide, refine, and interpret major policies and process areas that have significant impact on the division to promote student success, efficiency, accountability, and appropriate cost and procedural controls.

AABP is also responsible for developing the divisional budget and related annual budget call process, providing integrated resource planning and analysis, and ensuring data capabilities that supports leadership decision-making and reporting requirements.

AABP manages the personnel processes for faculty including recruitment, hiring and retention; leave and re-assignment of duties requests; salary administration and special pays, and the faculty re-appointment, promotion, and tenure process.  The office ensures that faculty personnel files are maintained to the compliance standards set forth by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), our institution’s accreditation body.

AABP trains and develops divisional leaders, business officers, and their teams regarding resource management that supports institutional imperatives, budget and personnel best practices, and related business administration timelines, workflow, and approval steps.