Minutes of April 3, 2000 Meeting



	The meeting convened at 2:00 p.m. in room 817 Cathedral of
Learning.

	UPBC members present were: Carolyn Ban, Mary Ann Barber, Clifford
Brubaker, Frank Cassell, James Cassing, Jerome Cochran, Richard Colwell,
Van Beck Hall, Arthur Levine, James Maher, Linda Marts, Thomas Metzger,
Carol Neuner, Richard Pratt, Arthur Ramicone, Debora Rougeux, Joan Snyder,
Michael Stuckart, Bruce Williams, Philip Wion, and Thomas Wolf.  Also
present were: Jeffrey Liebmann, Michael Moran, and Thurman Wingrove.
	UPBC members not present were: N. John Cooper, Nathan Hershey,
Jaime Ann Rakow, and Valerie Watzlaf.

Approval of the Minutes and Report of the Chair

	The minutes of the February 22 meeting were approved.  Maher
reported that there was no new news on the University's FY 2001
appropriation request, but that there was hope for a modest increase in
the Educational and General budget as well as specially-requested line
items.  He stated that the University would likely be ready to move on the
new technology plan at the beginning of the fiscal year.

Discussion of the Revenue Attribution and Cost Study Report

	Wion reported that few changes were made to the methodology of the
report this year, but that some suggested improvements had been
incorporated.  He emphasized the potential uses for the information, as
well as the cautions regarding its use discussed liberally throughout the
document.  Wion summarized the methodology, noting specifically the data
inclusions.
	Among the noteworthy changes in the current report, Wion noted
that the special faculty retirement plan funds were not attributed.  He
added that the calculations of computing costs utilized FY 1997 ratios,
which it is hoped will be updated in the next iteration of the study.  He
pointed out a new line item for regional campus auxiliary reserve
transfers, which recognize that regional campus auxiliary enterprises are
expected to produce positive balances.
	Maher commended the work that went into the report.  He expressed
some caution that users understand the sound reasons for apparent
anomalies in the report, and discouraged use of the data in unproductive
ways.

Update of FY 2001 Parameters Subcommittee Work

	Ban reported that the current proposed FY 2001 parameters produce
a balanced budget recommendation if the salary increase does not exceed
3.5% and the tuition increase is at least 4.0%.  The subcommittee,
however, hopes to increase the salary increase to at least 4.0%.  She
cautioned that utilities costs are increasing, rather than declining as
expected, and added that net facilities costs are still rising.  She
indicated that the subcommittee would be meeting in late April and again
in mid-May.
	
	The meeting adjourned at 3:38 p.m.