2007-2008 Academic Year


COMMITTEE:  University Budget Committee


1.       Membership (include ex-officio members). Cynthia Bickley-Green, Susan DelVecchio (Vice-Chair), Gene Dixon, Tim Gavin (Secretary), Jeff Krepps, Ralph Scott (Chair), Edward Treadwell. Ex-officio. Carson Bays, Joe Gaddis, Andrea Harrell, Elizabeth Hodge, Kevin Seitz, Gary Vanderpool.


 2.      Meeting Dates (include members present*).
* and members who contributed to committee action, but were not at the meeting.

September 20th, 2007: DelVecchio, Gavin, Scott, Treadwell, Bays, Gaddis, Harrell, Hodge, Vanderpool

November 15th, 2007: Bickley-Green, DelVecchio, Dixon, Krepps, Scott, Treadwell, Bays, Gaddis, Harrell, Hodge, Seitz, Vanderpool.

February 28th, 2008: Bickley-Green, Dixon, Scott, Treadwell, Gaddis, Seitz

March 20th, 2008: DelVecchio, Dixon, Gavin, Scott, Bays, Harrell, Jenkins for Seitz. Guest: Rita Gonsalves.

April 17th, 2008: Bickley-Green, DelVecchio, Dixon, Scott, Gaddis, Harrell, Hodge.


3.      Subcommittees established during the year (include progress and/or completion of work).


4.      Accomplishments during the year, especially as addressed through committee goals.  Please include recommendations made to any University agency other than the Faculty Senate that will be noted under #5.


Reviewed process for capital budget funding (state appropriated and self-liquidating).

Discussed housekeeping issues in heavy traffic buildings such as cafeterias, libraries, and Jenkins.

Discussed quality of food served in university cafeterias and recent contract award.

Reviewed PACE initiative with Vice Chancellor Seitz

Discussed long range planning efforts

Reviewed Scholarship of Engagement and UNC-Tomorrow report

Discussed the lack of release of the so-called “BD-119” EPA salary information for this academic year

Reviewed Faculty Housing information web site (referenced from Faculty Welfare Committee). – no action taken (this was in reference to an alleged “requirement” that new faculty hires must review Faculty Housing web site prior to hire, which proved unfounded).



5.       Reports to the Faculty Senate (include dates and resolution numbers).


April 22nd, 2008: informational report on long range capital project schedule for ECU

April 22nd, 2008: Resolution on the Scholarship of Engagement (pending)

April 22nd, 2008: Resolution on the Transparency of the so-called “BD-119” (pending)


6.       Business carried over to next year (list in priority order)


Continued response of the Committee to the UNC-Tomorrow report

Review of capital projects (ongoing)

Monitor release of EPA salary information


7.       Evaluation of the committee (include anything that hindered or assisted the

          committee's work during the year).

          A.      Charge: Appropriate

          B.      Personnel: Committee worked well together

          C.      Attendance: Excellent for some, although a few members failed to attend even 50% of committee meetings

          D.      Responsibilities: Committee services as a communication link between the Chancellor and the Faculty

          E.      Activities: Committee considered a number of issues and took action on two items (a number of issues were resolved informally)


8.       Suggestion(s) to the Chair of the Faculty and/or Faculty Senate for improving the effectiveness of the committee.


A longer timeline for reporting back to the Senate on issues such as UNC-Tomorrow might help the committee better formulate a response.


9.       Does the Committee’s organizational meeting next year need to be earlier than the date set this year?  No



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