May 10, 2005

April 12th, 2011 by JJ

10 May 2005

Mathis, McCool, Crangle, Moore, Huckins, Staples, Fahey, Landry, Petz, Sparks, Thurston.

Bill asked the committee to recommend to the president the acceptance of the FY06 budget request. Dan Moore moved, and Alice Staples seconded, to do so. Bill will take the recommendation to the cabinet and president.

Alice gave an update on the FBRC. They are still working on how to deal with classes with low enrollments – how best to manage our resources to, as Dan put it, “contribute to the knowledge and skills of our students”. This led to some discussion on the issue of moving into a 4-credit curriculum. Nick suggested using WebCT, which would allow us the flexibility to go to 4-credits without changing our current class schedule.

Bill presented and reviewed his draft of the FY05 third quarter budget update. Addressed to the president, this letter will be sent to all employees following final approval by the CBC (via email).

The energy subcommittee submitted its report to Bill for use in preparing a final report for Dr. Wharton due this month. The University Environmental Committee also received the report. They have not yet taken any action on it.

The group developed a preliminary list for next fall’s work plan:

1.      Contribution margin and contribution in service

2.      Programs with low enrollment

3.      margin and reserves

4.      Energy problem (DPW to join discussion)

5.      Health care (SPPC reps to join discussion)

6.      Comparators (update from Nick)

7.      New system-wide strategic indicators

8.      R&R and Deferred Maintenance

9.      Student fees (start early with student allocations committee)

10.  Graduate budget (Dennise, Doreen to join discussion)

11.  Financial Aid

12.  Compensation and benefits

Bill asked for a couple of volunteers to develop a questionnaire to assess the effectiveness of the CBC. What did we do right? What was done wrong? What brings us to meetings? etc. Richard offered to do that using Bill’s questionnaire from the first year of the CBC as a model.

Richard commented that an alternative agenda is needed for CBC meetings that Bill cannot attend. Nick suggested that one of those backup topics could be energy issues. Bill also suggested that Nick could always talk about comparators.

This last CBC meeting of FY05 was adjourned at 9:20am.

Featured in Plymouth Magazine

Example Image

Faculty Forum: Brian Eisenhauer on Shrinking Our Environmental Impact

In his roles as professor, scholar, researcher, mentor, and campus leader, Brian Eisenhauer is at the center of Plymouth State’s sustainability and climate neutrality efforts. Under his leadership, Plymouth State has been consistently recognized as a leader in environmental sustainability and is regularly included in The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges, a compilation of […]

Example Image

Faculty Forum: Irene Cucina

Professor Irene Cucina has been teaching in the Department of Health and Human Performance since 1998. Prior to coming to Plymouth State, she had a rewarding career as a high school health and physical education teacher and coach in Newton, MA. Her commitment to students and learning has been recognized by her peers through a […]