With significant financial
pressures throughout the Faculty and across the university, in January of this
year, we implemented PBMA to allow us to improve how we make
decisions on the allocation of resources that reflect our organizational
mandate and goals, as well as address the projected deficit and ensure the
Faculty’s budget remains sustainable for the long term.
For additional background on the PBMA framework, read the academic paper: "Allocating Limited Resources in a Time of Fiscal Constraints: A Priority Setting Case Study From Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine"
The PBMA project is divided into 3 phases:
During Phase 1, the project team was established, and unit heads were engaged in order to shape the criteria, weighting scales and risk factors by which the proposals will be assessed.
In addition several orientation sessions were held in order to support academic and administrative unit heads in developing unit proposals as well as cross-cutting proposals that point the way towards new and more effective ways of working in the longer-term. Proposals are due during Phase 2 of the project.
All academic and administrative unit heads were asked to assist in identifying cost savings and new revenue sources for 2016/17 by completing short form and long form proposals. Units are submitting proposals over the summer for adjudication by the Advisory Committee in September.