Dean's Office Commitments

Dean's Office Commitments are financial investments made by the Dean to departments, programs, and individuals for areas of effort that directly contribute to the Dean's highest priorities. Activities may include (but are not limited to) faculty recruitments & retentions, new or ongoing programs, capital projects, research support, or financial aid. All approved commitments are available to view, manage, and request reimbursement online through the DGInform Department Commitments report. 

Questions? Ask DO Finance.
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Manage Your Commitments

Update FAUs and Budgets 

To request update to a department FAU or change in budget allocation in the DGInform Department Commitments report, submit a request through Ask DO Finance.

A commitment must have sufficient budget and use the assigned FAU as shown in the Commitments for Reimbursement.

Review Your Commitments 

Commitments can be tracked and managed online through DGInform, updated daily:

Commitments for Reimbursement
Commitment Reimbursement History
Sunsetting Commitments

Request access through Ask DO Finance with permission from your CAO, CFO, or Chair.

Request Reimbursement

Follow our Commitment Reimbursement Instructions for a step-by-step guide. 

Reimbursement requests that do not meet criteria for reimbursement will be returned to the submitter. 

Reimbursement must be requested before the expiration date.


Request New Support

Departments, Major Centers, and Institutes that report directly to the DGSOM Dean may request financial support from the Dean to fund academic and programmatic investments that maintain and enhance the DGSOM’s status of excellence.

To request new support, download and complete the Budget Template & Request Form and send completed documents to Ask DO Finance.

Budget Template (PDF)
Request Form (PDF)

For additional information on the request process, view our Commitment Management Guidelines.


Guidance for Finance Managers

Commitment Management Guidelines 

Outlines required procedures that all departments receiving Dean's Office commitment funds. Access the Commitment Management Guidelines here.

Term Chair Management Guidelines 

Outlines procedures for Term Chair funds owned by the Dean's Office, allocated to faculty for a set term. Access the Term Chair Management Guidelines here.

Request to Extend a Commitment

Extend the End Date

Departments may submit a request to extend a commitment end date to allow additional time to complete spend toward a designated purpose. 

To request extension, complete the Commitment Extension Request Form and submit the form through Ask DO Finance

End date extension requests should be submitted at least 6 months prior to the commitment end date.

Extend the Expiration Date

Departments may submit a request to extend a commitment expiration date to allow additional time to close out the commitment.

To request extension, complete the Commitment Extension Request Form and submit the form through Ask DO Finance

Expiration date extension requests should be submitted at least 3 months prior to the commitment expiration date.