Minutes of May 15, 2003 Meeting
The meeting convened at 10:02 a.m. in room 817 Cathedral of
UPBC members present were: Tammeka Banks, Frank Cassell, Richard
Colwell, N. John Cooper, Christine Dollaghan, Attilio Favorini, Gerald
Holder, James Maher, Arthur Ramicone, Michael Stuckart, Philip Wion, and
Stephen Wisniewski. Also present were: Jeffrey Liebmann, Michael Moran,
Robert Pack, and Paul Supowitz.
UPBC members not present were: James Cassing, Jerome Cochran, Liz
Culliton, David DeJong, Christopher Happ, Arthur Levine, Maureen McClure,
Barbara Mowery, Mary Ann Peterson, Evelyn Talbott, and Thomas Wolf.
Report of the Chair
Maher distributed copies of the memo transmitting the recommended
FY 2004 planning and budgeting parameters to the Chancellor.
Presentation of Report on Average Faculty Salaries by Discipline, 2002-03
Maher distributed the report comparing average faculty salaries at
the University by discipline with comparable salaries at AAU public
institutions. He explained that the rules governing the AAU Data Exchange
limit the distribution of these data significantly. Maher pointed out the
progress the University has made in specific areas, such as the Natural
Sciences where problems existed hiring and retaining faculty. He
indicated that hiring salaries at AAU publics are now considered when
faculty searches are approved.
Cassell raised the issue of finding similar common understandings
and peer comparisons for the regional campuses. Maher indicated that some
market salary funds have been put into regional campus faculty salaries,
but that finding appropriate peer comparisons is made difficult by the
University's geographical location between East coast schools (where
higher costs of living produce salaries generally higher than those at the
University) and Midwest and Southern schools (with salaries generally
lower than those at the University). Maher also cited the need for more
meaningful input into the discussion from the regional campuses. Members
discussed other factors affecting the data, such as the distribution of
faculty by rank and early retirement initiatives.
Presentation of the Revenue and Cost Attribution Study
Wion summarized the history of the study and the rationales
supporting its continued production. He explained the types of costs
delineated in the report and the methodology used to attribute the costs
of support units. Wion particularly cited the improvement in Athletics
funding in recent years. Members discussed the methodology by which the
costs of certain units are attributed to academic unit. Wion indicated
that efforts will proceed this summer to review this and other issues, and
to explore ways to simplify the report and make it more efficient.
The meeting adjourned at 11:25 a.m.