October 12, 2004

April 12th, 2011 by JJ

12 October 2004

Present: Sparks, Crangle, Huckins, Staples, Fahey, Landry, Mackey, McCool, Hines, Driscoll, Thurston, Barry, Hage, Moore, Mathis. Guest: Cocchiarella.

The minutes from the September 28 meeting were approved as written. The committee welcomed new member David Mackey from Criminal Justice.

FBRC Report: Alice Staples is the new committee chair. 2004-05 members are Alice, Daniel Moore, David Mackey, Richard Sparks, Gary McCool, and Ann Thurston. They will meet on 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 8am.

Richard Sparks was elected as CBC chair.

Bill Crangle discussed enrollment and retention history. The cabinet will meet to talk about capacity and next fall’s first year class – what our target is and the percentage of yield that we can rely on. One problem with admitting more first-years is the first-year seminar course. There are too few faculty available to teach more sections. Other questions included how big we can allow the first year class to grow, keeping retention in mind, and still have a margin to fund initiatives (otherwise known as living within our enrollment). Bill pointed out that the graduate enrollment spreadsheet figures are shown as FFTE (full-time financial equivalent), not the actual number of students sitting in seats. This is somewhat misleading since it shows the numbers as lower than they actually are.

Bill also began to speak about the town safety payment increase. The president asked the CBC to develop ways to help fund the annual payment, which at present is approximately $340,000. Discussion of this topic will be continued at the next meeting.

Also on the next agenda will be a review of comparator institutions.

The next CBC meeting will be Tuesday, October 26 from 8-9:20 in the Lamson Library Tower. Please note the change in location.

Featured in Plymouth Magazine

Example Image

And Justice for All

Alisha Medeiros ’15 wants to help troubled youth make better choices and live fulfilling lives. This desire, influenced by a family tragedy, led her to pursue a career in criminal justice.

Example Image

Hope for Hypertension

Jennifer DuPont ’08 is investigating what triggers high blood pressure as we age Sixty-seven million Americans have it. Nearly a thousand people die from it each day. And in just one year, it can cost the nation more than $40 million. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, takes a tremendous toll on our country, both in […]

Example Image

The Best Job Perk Ever

 An Interview with Donald Hall ■ Diane Jeffrey ’97, Director of the Silver Center for the Arts When I tell people that I am director of PSU’s Silver Center for the Arts, they often say “That sounds like fun!” Not only do I confirm their suspicions, I often tell them about the fascinating people I […]