A&S Planning and Budget Commmittee Minutes Oct 28 2002

Minutes: A&S Planning and Budget Commmittee

October 28, 2002


Members present: Ying Kit Chan, Susan DeWitt, Julia Dietrich (ex officio), Stuart Esrock, Carol Mattingly, Thomas Riedel (Chair), Nat Schwartz

The meeting convened at 4:05 p.m.

Minutes of the October 8 meeting were adopted with minor revisions.

The committee discussed development of some type of statement of service/citizenship. Julia Dietrich noted that Dean Brennan is looking for advisory guidelines, even if it is not going to be on the FWLA, for minimum service expectations for professors. Committee members noted that as a .statement,. the document will be unenforceable and therefore would need to be sent on to the Personnel Committee for further action. As a consequence, the committee.s work on this matter will be sent to the Dean as a recommendation that might be considered/codified elsewhere.

The committee looked at an initial draft submitted by Thomas Riedel, and then discussed some potential revisions. Professor Riedel will make modifications to the draft based on the discussion and will send it to committee members for further review. The committee is seeking language that reflects what members believe to be some basic service responsibilities that are attendant with membership in the University/College community.

Next, the group began a discussion of College priorities and the potential for what can be trimmed or modified. Professor Riedel asked that committee members think about priorities/modifications in the areas of teaching, service, and research. In the teaching area, he offered several ideas for priorities involving course offerings and class sizes. The committee agreed to continue this discussion at its next meeting.

The next meeting of the Planning and Budget committee will be at 4:00 p.m. on November 11.

The meeting adjourned at 5:00 PM.