26 November 2002
Present: Wixson, Crangle, Shen, Kent, Campbell, Huckins, Quigley, Landry, Fahey, Hage, Bernier, Levy, Moore, Sparks. Guests: Bob Tuveson, Danielle Benedict. Excused: Barry, Cantor, Mathis, Ramsay.
The October 22 minutes were accepted as written.
Bill reported that spring term pre-registration was high with over 90% of eligible full-time students pre-registering for their classes.
Bob Tuveson, Director of Financial Aid, passed out handouts and gave an overview of financial aid expenditures by program and source over the last ten years. Aid has increased from approximately 12 million in 1992 to 26 million today. Out of 44 million PSU receives in tuition, room/board and fees, financial aid awards account for 26 million of it. The average indebtedness of our students upon graduation is $17,000.
Ellen Shippee and Mike Horton will join the next meeting to discuss deferred maintenance.
There is no indication from the governor-elect on his plans for higher education. A recent 45-minute presentation by Ed MacKay elicited no response.
The 10/29 discussion notes from the five joint committee groups were consolidated into one document and sent out on email to all members prior to this meeting. A question of what to do next will be composed by Dan Moore and Linda Levy and sent out from the Faculty Budget and Resource Committee to all participants asking each committee to be ready to present a response to that question at the 12/17 joint committee meeting.
Richard Sparks will summarize the notes for the next meeting.
Nancy will send out the message for Dan from the FBRC.
The remaining section of the 12/17 meeting, following discussion of the above, will be designed by the FBRC at its meeting next Tuesday. It could be to choose one of the five remaining issues for discussion in the spring.
The next meeting of the CBC is Tuesday, December 10 at 8am in HUB 119.