Minutes of April 29, 2004 Meeting
The meeting convened at 10:00 a.m. in the Babcock Room, 40th
Floor, Cathedral of Learning.
UPBC members present were: James Alexander, Frank Cassell, Jerome
Cochran, Richard Colwell, David DeJong, Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob, Gerald
Holder, Arthur Levine, James Maher, Linda Marts, Carol Neuner, Arthur
Ramicone, Philip Wion, and Thomas Wolf. Also present were: Valerie Doyle,
Richard Henderson, Jeffrey Liebmann, Charles McLaughlin, Robert Pack, and
UPBC members not present were: Nicholas Bircher, N. John Cooper,
Liz Culliton, Christine Dollaghan, Ronald Hoelzeman, Lindsay Howard,
Maureen McClure, Mary Ann Peterson, Michael Stuckart, Evelyn Talbott, and
Discussion of FY 2005 Planning and Budgeting Parameters
Holder presented the FY 2005 recommendations of the Parameters
Subcommittee, including a 3% salary raise pool (1.5% for satisfactory
performance, 1.0% for merit/market/equity, and 0.5% Senior Vice Chancellor
merit/market/equity) and an assumption of $3.5 million from the
Commonwealth to be used for the Deans' portion of the research development
fund, laboratory modernization, and salaries. Other components included:
-- a 6% increase in tuition (based on the Commonwealth restoring the
University's appropriation to FY 2002 levels);
-- a differential tuition charge to freshmen;
-- a projected increase in grants and contracts revenues of 8%;
-- increased health care costs of $4.3 million; and
-- a commitment of $3.8 million to academic initiatives (such as
targeted faculty increases and investments in academic programs).
Cassell moved that the Committee accept the recommended FY 2005
parameters. Dunbar-Jacob seconded.
Wion moved to amend the motion to shift this $800,000 from
academic initiatives to the compensation budget. Colwell seconded. Maher
expressed sympathy for the desire to increase salaries, but cited the need
to target resources at programs facing the greatest market challenges.
Maher stated that the University carefully benchmarks the salaries of
faculty and staff against relevant peer groups and that the academic
initiatives funds allow resources to be applied where they are most
needed. The Committee voted 3 to 9 against the amendment. With no
further discussion, the Committee voted 9 to 3 to approve the FY 2005
planning and budgeting parameters as submitted by the Parameters
The meeting adjourned at 11:05 a.m.