APR Funding Domain
In today’s funding environment, APR is expected, wherever possible, to be a budget-neutral process, with its major focus on non-resource-dependent program quality improvements. The cost of quality improvements—whether for faculty lines, staff, infrastructure, operating budgets, or graduate funding, will need to be met, for the most part, by reallocations elsewhere within the relevant college or department.
It is expected that Action Plan commitments as well as the corresponding college level resource allocations for APR will be two-directional in nature. That is, units that have been evaluated positively in terms of their productivity, quality, viability, and connection to the University and College Strategic Plans will gain resources while other units that have been negatively evaluated on these criteria will experience redirection of existing funds.