Minutes of April 16, 2001 Meeting



	The meeting convened at 2:03 p.m. in room 817 Cathedral of 
Learning.

	UPBC members present were: Carolyn Ban, Tammeka Beattie, Clifford 
Brubaker, Frank Cassell, James Cassing, Jerome Cochran, Richard Colwell, 
N. John Cooper, Arthur Levine, James Maher, Thomas Metzger, Richard Pratt, 
Arthur Ramicone, Marilyn Ross, Debora Rougeux,Michael Unangst, Philip 
Wion, and Thomas Wolf.  Also present were: Jeffrey Liebmann, William 
Madden, Michael Moran, and Robert Pack.
	UPBC members not present were: Mary Ann Barber, Nathan Hershey, 
Barbara Mowery, Jaime Ann Rakow,  Michael Stuckart, and Valerie Watzlaf.

Approval of Minutes

	The minutes of the February 8, 2001 meeting were approved.

Presentation of the Revenue and Cost Attribution Study, FY 2000

	Wion explained the changes in the report and that very few 
modifications were made to the attribution methodology this year.  He 
added that next year's report should include revised cost drivers for 
computing costs.  He also clarified certain points, such as the student 
seating allocation revenues, a transfer based on a certain full-time 
equivalent level per unit, and the continued exclusion of executive 
salaries from individual unit information.

Update on FY 2002 Planning and Budgeting Parameters

	Ban explained that initial assumptions of a 4% tuition increase 
and a 4% compensation increase leave a $7.5 million deficit in the FY 2002 
budget.  Based on the current assumptions of a Commonwealth appropriation 
increase of only 3%, a combination of new operating expenses and debt 
service associated with new buildings coming on line soon as well as 
rising utility costs make it difficult to create a balanced budget 
scenario.  Ban explained that the Parameters Subcommittee will be 
examining a range of scenarios as better budget estimates become 
available.
	Maher added that new operating expenses and debt service will rise 
again be a factor in next year's parameter setting.  However, he added 
that the University is remarkably close to the path set several years ago 
to become one of the nation's premiere research universities.  He pointed 
out that many private universities, which have been spending heavily and 
charging higher tuition in recent years, are now facing trends that will 
favor institutions like the University of PIttsburgh.

	The meeting adjourned at 3:01 p.m.