Making the UW budget process more transparent

Hoping to increase transparency and accessibility of how the University of Wisconsin–Madison manages its resources, Chancellor Rebecca Blank asked staff to create the Budget in Brief, a slimmed-down booklet that breaks the university’s $2.9 billion annual budget into digestible chunks.

“I felt that we needed a clear, easy-to-navigate document that tells the story of where our budget money comes from and how we spend it,” Blank says. “I hope this document provides the straightforward information that our stakeholders need.”

Blank says the document lays out “in plain language and charts where the university’s money comes from, and how it is spent. It’s important that we be as transparent as possible about our current budget and our financial needs.”

For more on the Budget in Brief and the upcoming state budget, check out this Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article about the university’s budget efforts.