12 April 2005
Mathis, Staples, Sparks, Moore, Crangle, Huckins, Hage, Petz.
FBRC Update: Alice
The FBRC has been looking at undergraduate courses with enrollment of 9 or fewer students. They will meet again on April 19 to complete their study and form recommendations. An upcoming chairs’ mini-retreat will also discuss program distribution.
Energy Subcommittee: Richard
A brainstorming session identified some areas in which PSU wastes energy, and ideas for how we can save it. The resulting document was distributed to the committee prior to the meeting via email. Nick thinks the CBC should recommend to the president that all new buildings meet certain energy savings and certifications before building plans are approved. We are moving in the right direction with the new campus housing, but we missed many opportunities with the Boyd project. The subcommittee’s document will be shared with the UEC (University Environmental Committee). Dick suggested that Bill’s energy report, due to the president in May, should include definitive statements (i.e., action steps) regarding the campus’ commitment to energy conservation. A small committee is working with Bill to write the report. The energy subcommittee also recommends the development of an emergency energy plan. Anyone with suggestions or additions for the subcommittee’s document should contact Richard Sparks as soon as possible.
Student Fees: Bill
Bill presented the final USNH student fees for 2006. The housing costs of the other campuses will help determine pricing for our new residence hall. Bill went through a comparison of the fees across UNH, KSC, and PSU. Dick and Bill will meet with the Student Senate Executive Board this week to discuss allocation issues.
Tuition Income: Bill
A slight increase was budgeted for out-of-state tuition income, and a decrease in in-state tuition income. Next year’s enrollment is being projected as similar to this year.
FY06 Budget Prep: Bill
Two new fund groups have been created for the graduate and evening divisions that will make reporting easier and cleaner for those areas. The cabinet is working on a list of FY06 priorities. These total around $600,000 which, along with a $182,000 budget shortfall, amounts to $782,000 needed to balance and fund the additional priorities. Bill will talk about this more at the next meeting.
The next CBC meeting is Tuesday, April 26 at 8am in HUB 119.