Restructuring Steering Committee
Reducing Costs and Increasing Non-State Revenues
The UCLA Restructuring Steering Committee (RSC) oversees efforts across campus to make academic and administrative operations more efficient, less expensive and less dependent on state support. RSC members include faculty, students, staff and administrators.
The mission of the RSC is to …
- Ensure the stability of UCLA’s core functions during this time of significant budgetary change;
- Recommend to the Chancellor priorities, goals, and plans for reducing costs, generating non-state revenues, and improving efficiency; and
- Coordinate and oversee efforts to further develop and implement these plans.
The RSC’s aim is not only to adjust to new financial realities, but also to improve UCLA and make it more environmentally sustainable. Academic and administrative units, all of which are intended to support our academic mission, must be as efficient and cost-conscious as possible; no area will be left out or privileged in this effort. Among the promising efforts underway are projects aimed at shared or consolidated services, energy conservation, purchasing, strategic sourcing, streamlining academic programs, and increasing enrollment of non-resident undergraduates.
Together with our colleagues from throughout the campus, we have identified cost savings and revenue generating initiatives with potential to positively impact operations in excess of $20 million annually, when fully implemented.
To help realize these savings, the UCLA Administrative Management Group (AMG) has formed a Restructuring Development Group to assist the committee in communicating RSC activities, working on new initiatives and measuring results.
Additionally, in partnership with the Academic Senate, I have launched a number of task forces to facilitate emerging forms of scholarship and achieve economic efficiencies. The RSC is reviewing the work of the task forces and forwarding to the Chancellor the most promising recommendations.
Many of the changes that we are contemplating require your support and participation. I am eager to receive your ideas, concerns, and suggestions. Please e-mail me at email@example.com.
Scott L. Waugh
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost