GISA has conducted a survey to evaluate students‘ preferences regarding the funding of the three categories GISA events, program allocations and student initiative funding. The results were strongly in favor of distributing the allocations equally across the three groups. Based on these preferences the GISA board and interested students have come up with a proposal for the 2014-2015 budget. Please have a look at the proposal and feel free to comment below or to make suggestions on how to improve it. Also, if you have any questions regarding the budget or certain allocations, please ask! This online discussion will be open throughout the summer. It gives you the opportunity to be involved in the drafting process, so we have a well supported proposal to vote on at the GA, which will be held at the beginning of the fall semester.
The major changes from the 2013-2014 budget to this proposal are a reduction in the budget for GISA events in favor of the student initiatives and the program allocations. Further, in 2013-2014 the programs received 7CHF per student with a minimum of 100CHF and a maximum of 500CHF per program. The increase in the allocation to the programs has allowed us to increase the allocations to 8CHF per student and to remove the upper limit. Last year we have put some money aside (1000CHF) and we would like to continue with this practice in order to build up savings, which can eventually be used for a big purchase or event. In the proposal we add 200CHF to the savings. Please feel free to discuss those ideas and to share your opinion regarding the suggestions.
Please note that the surplus of 2013-14 is an estimated number, as well as the program allocations. Find the budget proposal here.