23 November 2004
Present: Huckins, Staples, Mackey, Landry, Driscoll, Mathis, Sparks, Crangle, Cocchiarella, Hage, McCool, Hines, Moore, Barry.
Chair Sparks opened the meeting with the FBRC report from Alice Staples. The FBRC had two more meetings in its quest to meet with all academic department chairs about budget needs and plans; Len Reitsma and Jonathan Santore.
Bill Crangle gave a report on energy planning. Dr. Wharton asked him to prepare an energy and utility plan by May. Bill created an outline (handout) and asked Ellen Shippee (who attended, with Mike Horton) to investigate the plans of other institutions. He would like the CBC to help him assemble the report. He explained the categories in his outline and asked for volunteers:
1. Forecast of future costs – Barbara, Heather, Dan.
2. Capital planning matrix – Mike and Ellen
3. Operational Plan; energy savings – Richard, Gary, Steve Kahl
4. Cogen – Ellen, Jeff Neggers
5. Electric Coop – Gary
6. New technologies – volunteers are needed
Mike Horton spoke on deferred maintenance with a chart showing the results of putting $1.4 million annually into DM over the next 20 years. While that amount would help, what is really needed in each of those years is $2.8 million. He also shared a facilities capital planning report that shows the deficiencies and replacement values of all buildings. We need to begin recording the progress being made toward these deficiencies.
Pre-registration for spring term is going well. Matt Burkhart reports that as of 11/22 we are at 88% of eligible students to return. Nick will do some research after the Thanksgiving break. It is too early to tell anything from the admissions numbers (like transfers).
Bill shared a handout of student costs and revenues that shows comparisons of in-state tuition and appropriation, and out-of-state tuition from FY90 to FY05 (excluding 91-94).
Bill also distributed a draft of the latest finance and budget report, which focuses on specific items that people on campus should know about. Please review it and email Bill with any suggestions.
The next CBC meeting is Tuesday, December 14 at 8am. Location is the HUB Tower Room, but that might be changed.