This report describes results of an assessment of the infrastructure for research administration at UCLA conducted by Huron Consulting Group. The assessment, requested by the EVCP in response to concerns expressed by faculty and administrators, identified a wide variety of opportunities to increase efficiency and reduce costs. Management and staff in the Office of Research Administration and campuswide implemented many of the recommendations in the report, leading to significant improvements in customer service, efficiency, cost savings, and productivity.
The Budget Toolbox project was initiated in December 2008 to support campus academic and budgetary planning in the face of current and anticipated additional budget cuts. Because of severe financial pressures, UCLA developed plans for sustaining academic strength through cost savings and increased efficiency, increased non-state revenues, and strong alignment of academic programs with institutional priorities. The project was the culmination of the work of three task forces, which provided individual reports included in the PDF.