Minutes of October 24, 1996 Meeting
The meeting convened at 2:06 p.m. in room 817 Cathedral of
UPBC members present were: James Cassing, James DeAngelis, Ingrid
Glasco, James Maher, Linda Messineo, Richard Pratt, Arthur Ramicone, Ellen
Beam Rudy, Alec Stewart, Brian Ulery, and Philip Wion. Also present were:
Jeffrey Liebmann, Jeffrey Masnick, and Robert Pack.
UPBC members not present were: Mary Ann Barber, Toni Carbo, Jerome
Cochran, Richard Colwell, Thomas Detre, Brian Hart, Keith McDuffie,
Josephine Olson, Margaret Rechter, Jeffrey Romoff, Peter Shane, Michael
Stuckart, Susan Whitney, and Bruce Williams.
Report of the Chair
Maher reported that the extensive feedback to the draft Report of
the Capital Planning Committee is being incorporated into a revised draft.
The Committee will be meeting soon to review and transmit the revised
draft to the Chancellor. The report will first be submitted to the UPBC
for its review.
Maher indicated that total fall 1996 tuition revenues are
approximately on target. He added, however, that there is some concern
over the shortfall of enrollment in the College of Arts and Sciences. He
stated that the matter will be discussed at a November meeting of the FAS
chairs and with the Dean's Office. He added that further analysis must be
conducted to determine the causes of student attrition; for example,
whether more lower division students are leaving for issues related to
campus climate, or whether more upper division student are leaving the
University to seek academic program opportunities elsewhere.
Update of Subcommittee Activities
Wion reported that the Attribution Subcommittee had met and that
work is progressing on producing a report on FY 1996 budget data using the
existing methodology. Rudy asked about several specific methodological
issues related to the attribution of space and computing costs and the
attribution of the Commonwealth appropriation. Members discussed these
issues and Wion replied that the Subcommittee had weighed the merits of
alternative methods, but decided to continue with the current assumptions.
Cassing reported that a base long-range budget model has been
prepared and that the Long-Range Parameters Subgroup will meet soon to
begin examining its implications.
The meeting adjourned at 3:40 p.m.