February 1, 2010
At the General Faculty Meeting in August, I reported on a series of Faculty Senate
initiatives supported by President Raines and Provost Faudree to enhance the involvement
of faculty in university decisions. One of these initiatives was to provide all faculty
with direct access to their department budgets. Today, I am pleased to announced that
this capability is operational. Faculty can now view their department budgets online
using the Banner ePrint channel from the Finance tab of the myMemphis portal.
To help you with this new budget access, the Office of Financial Planning has developed
instructions for how to access the budget information as well as a reference guide that explains the budget documents and the terms used in them. Special thanks goes
to Sharon Hayes, Director of Budgeting, and her Office of Financial Planning for implementing
this faculty access to department budgets and creating the documentation for its use.
If you have questions about how to access the ePrint channel not addressed by the
online instructions, please submit a helpdesk request or call 678-8888 for assistance. If you have questions about how to read the budget
documents not answered by the online reference guide, please consult this list of business officers and refer your question to the business officer for your department.
Budget access privileges have been granted for all current faculty members of university
departments. New members entering a department can obtain access by submitting a request
using this form.
Suggestions for possible additions or improvements to this mechanism for faculty access
to department budgets should be sent to Deborah Becker, Associate Director of Budgeting.
Jeffrey S. Berman
President, Faculty Senate