A&S Planning and Budget Commmittee Minutes Nov 11 2002

Minutes: A&S Planning and Budget Commmittee

November 11, 2002


Members present: Ying Kit Chan, 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 28 meeting were adopted with a minor change.

The committee finalized the "citizenship statement" requested by the Dean, which now reads:

Membership in an academic community confers the responsibility to participate in faculty governance and service.

Every faculty member is expected to routinely

  • attend departmental meetings
  • attend faculty assemblies
  • contribute to the running of the department (by standing for election when nominated, serving when elected or appointed, representing the department at functions and at faculty/student events, etc.)
  • contribute to the running of the College and University (by standing for election when nominated, serving when elected or appointed, etc.)

Next, Professor Riedel brought to the committee's attention some concerns raised by faculty in response to the minutes of a previous meeting. The committee agreed that should we need to discuss the budget of a particular department, we would contact the department chair for comments.

After this the committee turned to its regular agenda. Julia Dietrich gave a brief report on a recent chair's luncheon, stating that the budget situation looks less promising and that we need to prepare for serious cuts for next year. The committee discussed several ideas for saving money without cutting faculty lines, such as printing services, phone services, and food services. The committee then continued its discussion on possible savings in the area of teaching, noting again that the College does not receive adequate funding for the students it teaches.

The committee will continue this discussion at its next meeting scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on November 18.

The meeting adjourned at 5:05 PM.