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The Office of Planning and Budget is the principal staff arm of the Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor in the areas of academic, capital, enrollment, institutional, and financial planning, policy analysis, and fiscal administration.  In this capacity, it develops and maintains relevant databases, provides analyses of policies and programs, assists campus decision-makers as they determine campus priorities, and helps develop strategies designed to achieve these priorities.

Planning and Budget also has a number of on-going responsibilities designed to help advocate for the operating and capital resources needed by the UC Santa Cruz, to help the campus best utilize those resources, and to support campuswide planning and assessment, including

  • Daily management and long-range planning for the campusí operating budget;

  • Management of the campusí space inventory and long-range planning for campusí capital budget;

  • Information management and policy analysis; and

  • Strategic planning.

In carrying out their responsibilities, Planning and Budget staff put into practice the UC Santa Cruz Principles of Community.

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Planning and Budget Highlights

November 2016 Budget Forum
Provost Galloway described the UCSC budget outlook then opened the forum to questions and discussion ... [More]

The UC Santa Cruz Budget - A Bird's Eye View
This updated publication provides an overview of the campus' budget, as well as key facts and figures ... [More]

UCSC Budget Handbook - An Overview of Funds Supporting UCSC
This publication refines and clarifies the campus's operating budget processes and the principles by which resources are allocated ... [More]

UC Santa Cruz College Portrait
Based on a UC-developed common web reporting template, a new site has been launched to provide potential students and their parents with key UCSC institutional data as well as accountability statistics about educational outcomes ... [More]

Planning and Budget Headlines

Special "Investing in California's Future" website provides latest news about the UC budget situation and UC's impact ... [More]