Minutes of May 15, 2003 Meeting



	The meeting convened at 10:02 a.m. in room 817 Cathedral of 
Learning.

	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.