A&S Planning and Budget Commmittee Minutes Feb 18 2002

Minutes: A&S Planning and Budget Commmittee

February 18, 2002


Members present: Bruce Adams, Susan DeWitt, Dean Julia Dietrich, ex officio; Linda Gigante, P. J. Ouseph, Thomas Riedel, Pamela Takayoshi, Chair; Nancy Theriot

The meeting was convened at 11:05 A.M.

The first item of business was to prepare a list of questions to ask Dean Brennan at our next meeting, which is scheduled for Monday, February 25 at 11:00 am.

Next, we turned our attention to the summer program and the effect of the phase out of +10/+20 compensation. A list of the number of faculty who taught summer as part of +10/+20 last year and who requested it this year, as well as a list of number of sections and enrollment for summer courses of 2001 and capacity for 2002 was distributed. It was agreed that informa-tion that is more detailed was needed and that it will be requested.

We then turned our attention to instructional technology and the fact that no item for it exists in the budget. A question about how much money the College has to spend next year, which is not fixed in salaries, S&E; etc. was referred to Jeanne McCabe. A suggestion was made to have a capital campaign to solicit donations earmarked for instructional technology.

The final item of discussion was advising and admissions. Concern about late admissions and admission of higher number of students than planned was raised. We decided to ask admission to find out the retention rates of students who are admitted late. Further, we decided to contact A&S; advising for input on the status of advising, as well as to get more information about the new online degree status checking system. The committee expressed the need for students to be advised by a faculty member at some point in their career.

The minutes of last meeting were approved.

The next meeting will be Monday February 25, 2002 at 11:00 a.m.

The meeting adjourned at 12:05 p.m.