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Resources/Budget

Norfolk State University has the commitment and resources to carry out its QEP because it is aligned intentionally with the University’s new Strategic Plan. The University has committed the funding required to develop and sustain CREW during its development and in the coming years. This QEP budget grows incrementally over a six-year period (a planning year, plus five years of incremental implementation), and takes into consideration account expenses needed for personnel, program support, and other administrative costs.

The Office of Quality Enhancement will be established in summer 2019 to support the implementation and oversight of the QEP. This office will include a full-time director, selected through a nationwide search, a full-time dedicated assessment specialist, and a full-time administrative support specialist. Three faculty coordinators, each responsible for monitoring one of the three pathways and each on a course release per semester, will also support the QEP.

The Center for Teaching and Learning provides on-going training and development for faculty. The Center for Teaching and Learning will absorb the training and development costs associated with CREW into its current operating budget. Costs associated with assessing the program, including training and instruments, will be absorbed by the Office of Academic Effectiveness, which currently leads the University’s general education and program assessment activities.

CREW Budget

The detailed CREW Budget is illustrated in Table 6.  Quality Enhancement Program Budget.  Faculty stipends will be provided to faculty who develop or enhance new courses in which CREW outcomes can be embedded. Funds for Faculty Professional Development activities in support of CREW objectives are also identified.  Costs associated with recruitment and marketing including consultation and web design are incorporated into the CREW budget. Assessment expenses related to tracking the impact of CREW initiatives are also identified in the budget. Funds to be used by the QEP Director in the development of curricular and non-curricular activities for the development or enhancement of CREW programs are also included in the budget. The budget considers a stipend to be paid to the QEP Director in addition to his/her regular faculty compensation, plus a budget line to be paid to the QEP Director’s academic unit to cover the equivalent of 75% release time from teaching load to permit the hiring of an adjunct professor to cover the QEP Director’s released academic load. The budget also considers the hiring of an administrative specialist to provide clerical support to the QEP Director. 

Table 6. Quality Enhancement Program Budget
Category Year
Pilot One Two Three Four Five Total
2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24
Faculty Stipends($300 per section) $1,800 $12,000 $18,000 $24,000 $30,000 $36,000 $121,800
(6 sections) (40 sections) (60 sections) (80 sections) (100 sections) (120 sections) 406
Faculty Professional Development $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $30,000
Recruitment & Marketing $10,000 $5,000 $3,000 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $25,500
Office Supplies/Administrative Expenses $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $30,000
Assessment $10,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $85,000
Curricular/Co-curricular Program Development $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $30,000
QEP Director stipend $5,000 $10,000 $10,000 $10,000 $10,000 $10,000 $55,000
QEP Director (75% release time) $10,575 $21,150 $21,150 $21,150 $21,150 $21,150 $116,325
Administrative Specialist $25,000 $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 $275,000
Total Budget $77,375 $128,150 $132,150 $137,650 $143,650 $149,650 $768,625