Minutes of November 13, 2003 Meeting
The meeting convened at 10:04 a.m. in room 817 Cathedral of
UPBC members present were: Frank Cassell, Richard Colwell, Jerome
Cochran, Gerald Holder, Lindsay Howard, James Maher, Linda Marts, Maureen
McClure, Carol Neuner, Arthur Ramicone, Philip Wion, Stephen Wisniewski,
and Thomas Wolf. Also present were: Shannon Hukriede, Jeffrey Liebmann,
William Madden, Robert Pack.
UPBC members not present were: Nicholas Bircher, N. John Cooper,
Liz Culliton, David DeJong, Christine Dollaghan, Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob,
Ronald Hoelzeman, Arthur Levine, Mary Ann Peterson, Michael Stuckart, and
Approval of Minutes and Report of the Chair
The minutes of the April 28 and May 15 UPBC meetings were
approved. Maher discussed the work of the continuing subcommittees of the
UPBC. The Parameters Subcommittee will be chaired by Holder and the
Attribution Subcommittee will be chaired by Wion. Maher announced the
creation of a new ad hoc Strategic Issues Subcommittee that he will chair.
The new ad hoc subcommittee will provide a forum to discuss societal
challenges facing the University, including tuition pricing as it relates
to federal and state governance. At the federal level, Maher cited the
strain higher education costs are placing on the pool of Pell grants and
guaranteed student loans and how this trend may affect the reauthorization
of the Higher Education Act. At the state level, the ad hoc subcommittee
may discuss the impact of recent cuts in appropriations, which have
dissipated tuition increases.
Colwell suggested that the Committee request a financial report
from the Athletics Department. Wion stated that the Senate Budget
Policies Committee receives some financial information and that the
Revenue and Cost Attribution Study has data on the departments revenues
and expenditures. Cochran suggested that the new Athletics Director be
given more time to develop his strategic program.
Colwell inquired about the distribution of market salary funds in
FY 2004. Maher replied that the annual review of staff salaries relative
to the local market and faculty salaries relative to those among
Association of American Universities members is complete and that funds
have been applied to areas needed to increase average salaries to the
Wion reported that ideas are being explored to simplify the
process used to produce the Revenue and Cost Attribution Study. The study
is scheduled for production in March/April 2004.
The meeting adjourned at 10:38 a.m.