25 April 2001 Meeting Minutes
Present: Fahey, Keefe, Landry, Barry, McCahan, J Moore, Kent, Fogleman, D Moore, Wixson, Crangle, Freyhofer. Absent: JP Clark, D Hage, Ayers, Mathis, Campbell.
Welcome by Dr. Wharton:
Opportunities available to this committee:
1. Engender sense of collective responsibility
2. Establish grounds for common thinking
3. Promote greater understanding of budget process
Measures of success:
1. Demonstration that the three opportunities above have been take
2. Better linking of the plan to the budget
3. A better bottom line for the institution, shown in:
a. Enhanced revenues
b. Increased strategic emphasis on expenditures
c. More incentives in allocation across the budget
d. Increased sense of responsibility and institutional commitment
Charge to the committee:
“To seize opportunities, achieve successful measures, stay focused on institutional well-being, and to observe the three R’s: be responsible, responsive and respectful.”
Election of a committee chair:
Ed Wixson was nominated and voted in unanimously as the new chair. He accepted the job for the remainder of this year and for next year, assuming he is re-elected to the committee.
Bill Crangle distributed a binder of budget materials to each member. Materials are to be reviewed in preparation for future discussions.
Will contain minutes, member list, meeting schedule, and other information. http://www.plymouth.edu/finman/cbudc/homecbc.htm
Need to think about what works for all groups. Should be informative, thorough but short so people will take the time to read it. Dan Moore, Bill Crangle and Horst Freyhofer volunteered to share responsibility for communications. They will meet to work out a strategy. A suggestion that the students might be best reached through The Clock is a starting point.
Formation of an Executive Committee:
EC will include the chair of the CBC, the Director of Finance and one elected member, to meet on weeks alternate to regular meetings of the CBC. Tim Keefe was nominated and voted in as the third committee member. EC will meet before May 8 to plan the next agenda.
Spring 01 – May 8, 15 and 22; 7:30-9am in HUB 119
Summer – to be determined
Fall 01 through Spring 02 – 2nd and 4th Tuesday mornings from 7:30-9am beginning August 28 2001. Location to be announced.
Bill wrapped up with a brief overview of the budget forecast on FY02. See Tab 5 in the book for the details.
The next scheduled meeting of the CBC will be Tuesday, May 8 from 7:30-9am in HUB 119.
Nancy Pettengill, Scribe