8 October 2002
Present: Kent, Fahey, Landry, Levy, P Campbell, Mathis, Barry, Sparks, Huckins, Ramsay, Wixson, Crangle, Moore. Absent: Cantor.
The minutes from the September 24th meeting were approved as written.
Bill Crangle discussed the first quarter budget report that he sent to all members in the mail. He went over some of the reports, i.e., the number of triple rooms in use this fall (occupancy history) and an upcoming discussion on strategies for Admissions to stay at our target goal of 3700 students. Dining has more students on the meal plan than live on campus, and is up 6%. Bill credits some of that increase to the new facility.
Ginny spoke on service, which is divided into three parts;
- Contribution – an academic department’s measured cost per credit.
- Overall service – Signature programs, funding initiatives, retention strategy development, accreditation efforts, outreach efforts.
- Institutional Imperative – Departments willing to look at their programs in the interest of institutional good, analyze them and make appropriate changes.
A strategic goal might be to identify more “signature” programs that would help to stimulate thinking in that direction. Signature programs require a departmental commitment to staffing and seeking funding from external sources.
Bill warned of a large wave of faculty turnover expected during the next ten years as Ginny was saying that heavy faculty turnover in a department provides a good time for assessment and change.
The Joint Committee agenda – Nine initiatives have been boiled down to six by the FBRC. The intent is to break the 10/29 session into topic discussion groups. These smaller groups should also meet after 10/29 and will present their findings at the following joint committee meeting on 12/17. All material will then go to the CBC for inclusion in next year’s agenda. Much discussion took place concerning the six initiatives; enough so that the FBRC will discuss the agenda format further at their meeting next Tuesday. Another version will be ready for final discussion at the next CBC meeting.
The next CBC meeting is Tuesday, October 22 at 8am in HUB 119.