September 23, 2003

April 12th, 2011 by JJ

23 September 2003

Present: Staples, Fahey, Landry, Tinnell, Thurston, Mathis, Driscoll, JPClark, Sparks, Crangle, Moore, Davis.

The minutes were accepted as written and received via email.

The FBRC (Faculty Budget and Resource Committee) is in its organizational stages, and working on a meeting schedule.

A member of the committee asked for assessment of what the committee has done since its inception and the effects of those activities/recommendations.

Bill Crangle presented an explanation of the handouts, beginning with the general fund. The energy line raised questions about what is being done about energy conservation on campus. The Environmental Committee co-chairs could come to a CBC meeting to discuss the issues. Also, “sustainability” may become next year’s academic theme, allowing the entire campus a chance to become involved in conservation. The bottom line for FY03 was a $214,000 surplus. We also did not have to use any reserves.

Issues raised from other handouts:

The tuition income chart is the forecasting method for determining enrollment projections.

Bill reviewed the auxiliary funds (operations that pay for themselves).

The issue of students (parents) buying Plymouth homes and then sharing them with other students has become a major problem in the neighborhoods. The master plan will address the issue of more on-campus housing for upperclassmen.

There are 200 more students on the dining plan than last year, even though we have only 40 more actual students.

COMNET is the combination of Telecom, RESNET, Cable TV and the Computer Store. Administrative telecom costs have been increased due to the loss of revenue from long-distance income from students. Telecom is pushing sales of cellular phones and service through a company that gives Telecom a cut from all sales to students.

Reserves should, at minimum, grow at the same rate of inflation as our budget (in a perfect world).

The balance sheet shows almost a two million dollar increase in cash over last year, or a 15% increase. This is good.

The next CBC meeting is Tuesday, October 14 at 8am in the Student Senate Room (HUB 119).

Featured in Plymouth Magazine

Example Image

¡Bienvenidos a Cuba!

PSU professor and her students discover the challenges and joys of visiting Cuba » Political science professor Filiz Otucu Ruhm always dreamed of going to Cuba. In fact, she planned on visiting the island more than a decade ago. “The social scientist in me wanted to observe Castro’s Cuba, then go back after Castro, and […]

Example Image

First in the (New) Nation

A Young Man’s Journey from a Nepalese Refugee Camp to the New Hampshire Polls » Southern Bhutan. Early 1990s. Members of an ethnic minority population, the Hindu Lhotshampas, began fleeing rising levels of persecution by the Bhutanese government. Denied their citizenship rights because of religious and cultural differences, the group—more than 100,000 strong—eventually sought protection […]

Example Image

Panther Pride: Ski Hard, Smile Big

Freydis Holla Einarsdottir ’19 came this close to competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Since coming to PSU, she’s been posting top finishes for the women’s ski team, and in March she became the first woman in Plymouth State history to compete in the NCAA Championships, the biggest race in collegiate ski racing. […]