Committee: University Budget
Date: 4:05 PM 21 October 2004
Members in Attendance: Cal Christian, Henry Ferrell, Nancy House,
Carol Lust, Kathy Misulis, Art Rodriguez, Ralph
Members in Attendance: Maggie Capen, Joe
Gaddis Anne W. Jenkins for Chuck Hawkins, Bob Thompson, Gary Vanderpool.
in Attendance: Lori Lee
Persons presiding: Prof. Henry Ferrell
Chair Ferrell called the meeting to order at 4:05 PM.
He called the attention of members to two documents at their
places: 1) a memorandum from Chancellor Ballard (8/26/04) relative to the concerns of Professor
Holbert and 2) a memorandum from Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Gretchen M. Bataille (6/2/04) addressing issues raised
by Profs. Holbert and Vos in a letter of 5/4/04 to President Broad.
Agenda Item #1 (Subcommittee Report) Prof. Ferrell
began the meeting by giving a brief overview of the Subcommittee Report from
the September meeting of the UBC. Prof. Ferrell asked if there were any
questions on the material in the report. There were none. Prof. Thompson noted
that the Chancellor had the final authority on raises for Deans. He provided a
run down on the percentages of 1310 monies allocated to various Deans. These
ranged from 100% for Dean Sparrow, to small percentages for some deans.
Agenda Item #2 (Report from Chuck Hawkins) Prof.
Ferrell asked Anne W. Jenkins if Chuck Hawkins had any information to report to
the committee. Jenkins replied that he had not given her any material to
present. Prof. Ferrell noted that a “Non-State Funds report” had been given to
the Faculty Senate by Chuck Hawkins. He asked if this report could be
distributed to committee members. Prof. Christian gave a report on items
contained in the presentation by Hawkins.
Agenda Item #3 (Report by Gary Vanderpool) Gary
Vanderpool gave a report on the status of extra funding requested by the
Division of Health Sciences. These requests fall into two categories:
Prof. Ferrell asked if it would be possible to bond the new
Brody SOM building. Vanderpool responded that would not be likely because of
Agenda Item #4 (Flu shot shortage) Prof. Ferrell
remarked about the current Flue shot shortage. Prof. Scott asked what was being
done about the shortage. Vanderpool responded that if vaccine became available,
it would be used for high priority medical workers.
Agenda Item #5 (Space utilization) Prof. Ferrell asked about
the status of Slay dorm being used for faculty offices. Thompson responded
“yes.” Ferrell next asked about planned replacements for space needs. Thompson
responded that several sets of options were under consideration: 1) Rent Space
and 2)Take Dorm Space. Thompson noted that there was a
150 office shortfall anticipated in faculty offices and that there was no
rental space available in Greenville
at the present. One idea had been to look at the space formally owned by
Quixote Travel (now building #132) for faculty offices. Ferrell asked if it
would be possible of finance space out of the operating budget?
Thompson responded “yes.” Ferrell noted that facilities such as Minges had been financed historically by 40 year bonds.
Ferrell asked given the fact that these bonds had been paid off now, what was
happening to the student revenues collected to fund these bonds? Thompson
responded that the fee use for these bonds had ended, but that there had been
no reduction in student fees. Thompson agreed to make a presentation on this
issue at the next meeting.
Agenda Item #6 (Report Requests) Prof. Ferrell
reported that the Chair of the Faculty Rigsby had requested that the University
Budget Committee invite reports from:
Agenda for next meeting:
Having no further business, Chair Ferrell thanked members
for their attendance and declared the meeting ended at 4:35PM.
Secretary, University Budget Committee