A&S Planning and Budget Commmittee Minutes April 20 1999

Art's & Sciences Planning and Budget Committee
Minutes of 4/20/99 Meeting
    Members attending:
  • George Barnes
  • Julia Dietrich
  • Robert Kimball
  • Nathan Schwartz (Chair)
  • Wiley Williams



    Visitors attending

  • Shirley Willihnganz (Acting Dean)
  • Jeanie McCabe

Dean Willihnganz discussed the division and distribution of the funds for annual merit raises.  The Dean will follow the policy previously passed by the faculty.  5% is available for merit raises;  the Dean will take one half of the amount exceeding 3%, i.e., 1% and distribute this at her discretion (with appropriate consultation with Chairs, and the A&S Personnel Committee) to solve problems and salary inequities that have arisen due to low merit raises in prior years.  There was considerable discussion about how the actual division would be made.

Discussion continued after the Dean left.  The Committee unanimously passed the following resolution.

The Planning and Budget committee recommends that the Gender Equity Adjustment be taken from the Dean's Discretionary Pool.  The committee notes that, excluding the money going to the unfilled lines and term appointments, less than 75% of the salary pool available to tenured and tenure-track faculty would be distributed through the departmental merit process by the  alternate plan.

The next meeting was set for Thursday, April 22, from 1:00 to 2:00 in a place to be announced..

The time for the meeting having expired, the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

George Barnes

Minutes of the previous meeting on April 15, 1999.

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