Minutes of May 21, 1998 Meeting

	The meeting convened at 10:07 a.m. in room 817 Cathedral of

	UPBC members present were: Mary Ann Barber, Toni Carbo, Joel
Cornfeld, James Maher, Josephine Olson, Richard Pratt, and Arthur
Ramicone.  Also present were: Margaret Duronio, Ann Dykstra, Jeffrey
Liebmann, William Madden, Jeffrey Masnick, Carol Neuner, and Robert Pack.
	UPBC members not present were: James Cassing, Jerome Cochran,
Richard Colwell,  Thomas Detre, Ingrid Glasco, Van Beck Hall, Brian Hart,
Gordon MacLeod, Margaret Rechter, Ellen Beam Rudy, Peter Shane, Alec
Stewart, Michael Stuckart, Alyson Wallach, Susan Whitney, Bruce Williams,
and Philip Wion.

Approval of the Minutes and Report of the Chair

	The minutes of the May 4, 1998 UPBC meeting were approved.  Maher
stated that a subcommittee of the UPBC will be formed to review the
University's salary policy during the coming year.

Update on the Commonwealth Appropriation

	Dykstra reported that the Commonwealth budget was passed during
the third week in April, the earliest in recent years.  The final budget
contained only minor changes from that proposed by the Governor in
February.  Funding for most programs increased by approximately 3%.  While
the University received some additional funding for specific programs
(distance education, legal advocacy, and rural education), the
University's request for an additional 1.5% in funding for special
initiatives was not approved.  Dykstra reported that the Commonwealth
appeared to treat the various sectors of higher education equally, with
the exception of community colleges, which received some additional
"catch-up" funds.

	The meeting adjourned at 10:25 a.m.