A&S Planning and Budget Commmittee Minutes March 25 2002

Minutes: A&S Planning and Budget Commmittee

March 25, 2002


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

Guests: Annette Allen, Dean James Brennan, Tom Byers, Elaine Wise

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

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved.

Dean Brennan addressed to committee to support the Humanities Ph.D. proposal and indicated how an increased number of graduate students will help the University meet its goal in Ph.D. production and how it can help the College to possibly offset some of the pending budget cuts.

Next Annette Allen discussed a memo to the committee outlining answers to questions about the Humanities Ph.D. program. After that Annette Allen, Tom Byers, and Elaine Wise answered further questions about the proposal, most of them concerning budget items. It was reiterated that money for graduate student travel is needed, but that this should not be a budget item, rather it should be covered through external support.

The next meeting is scheduled for April 1, 2002 at 11:00 a.m.

The meeting adjourned at 12:10 p.m.