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I am compiling  feedback on the budget cutting and position cutting process at New Mexico State University. I am reporting the quantified results to faculty and staff at NMSU. My name is David M. Boje, Ph.D. Thank you for your participation

* 2. PART I

  STRONGLY  AGREE AGREE NEITHER agree or disagree DISAGREE STRONGLY DISAGREE
I believe that there is 100% transparency in NMSU budget process?
I believe that since the budget cuts began, I am doing more with less resources?
Since the budget cut process began, I know people who are looking for other jobs?
Faculty have full access to the entire budget notebook being used by administration to make cuts to instruction budgets?
Adjunct faculty are grossly underpaid and disrespected?
Shared governance is Better than it was before budget cuts began?
I am paid below national averages for our peer universities?
It’s demoralizing to watch huge buildings constructed while over 120 faculty and staff positions were cut?
I am being asked for alternatives to downsizing faculty and staff positions?
I have been asked to contribute ideas to generate more revenue for NMSU?
Cost control is being implemented in a top-down way?

* 3. PART II

  STRONGLY  AGREE AGREE NEITHER agree or disagree DISAGREE STRONGLY DISAGREE
Cost control is being implemented in a bottom-up way?
NMSU Administration has no choice, and must cut costs in response to the market for oil and gas?
To cut budget, it is OK to eliminate an entire college department and its faculty?
To cut budget, Regents spent $618,905 on a Deloitte Consulting report: This was a GOOD use of money?
To cut budget, it is OK to let 2 top Assistant/Associate administrator positions go from each College?
To cut budget, it is OK to Combine two departments and eliminate staff and administrator budgets?
To cut budget, it is OK to decrease number of Vice Presidents by 3?
To cut budget, it is OK to Move department heads (on 12 month salary) to department heads (on 9 month salary)?
To cut budget, it is OK to Increase teaching load for each faculty by one extra class?
Regents should have a masters degree to make decisions about Higher Education?
To cut budget, it is OK to raise student's tuition and fees?
To cut budget, it is OK to Furlough the faculty one day a month?

* 4. Please share a position cut or cost control story?

* 5. (Optional) For those working at NMSU, in order to tabulate results, it would be helpful to know which department or unit you are part of?

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