MSPU the agenda (Cinquini/Harris)
MSPU the minutes of April 19, 1996, (McIntyre/Crabbe)
Larry had not distributed a written report to the committee, so he updated the group on each item listed with the agenda.
New items were reflected on the list in bold.
Larry updated the committee on the new CSU Trustees Policy on Student Fees, as well as the composition of our campus committee and its charge. The first priority for the group is to take the new proposed differential fee to referendum in the Fall. The timeline for the process was attached.
A list of the various task forces and subcommittees was provided, and Larry asked for input from the committee as to suggested participants in the subcommittees.
This subcommittee started out as a result of a safety problem with the baseball field. The scope quickly grew to encompass all athletic fields. Several members of CRC felt that representation from Recreational
and Club Sports was needed. Larry said he would consult with the Dean of Natural Sciences, the Director of Athletics, and the Director of Recreational Sports to try to re-focus this committee.
Larry distributed the 96/97 Objectives for the Division of Administration and Finance.
MSPU (Ben-Zion/McIntyre) to accept the document as a first reading for further discussion in July.
Larry reminded the committee that STS IV had created an Internal Auditor. This item is the recommended associated program to be assigned to the position. An outline was provided. Larry stated that the function of the internal auditor would be to review areas which go beyond what is normally covered by outside auditors, including compliance issues, assessment of risk, and identification of key weaknesses and challenges.
MSPU (Harris/Ben-Zion) to accept as a first reading for further discussion in July.
Tracy asked if the Student Union could be added to the 96/97 schedule. Anne suggested that the projected schedule for the next couple of years be outlined. Melinda suggested that some of the more complicated departments might need to be looked at individually, rather than as a part of a school review. Tracy asked that student input be a part of the review as well
Some of the suggestions for Steve for improving the Financial Services product included:
Larry reviewed the background about the Department of Rehabilitative Services claiming the rights to profits from vending programs. In preparation for a systemwide response, Gloria prepared an analysis of SSU's various vending activities, along with itemizing every cost that could be allocated against profits. The result is a net loss, which we expected would be the case. This analysis will serve as a model for the other CSU campuses in developing a systemwide response.
Gloria presented the 1996/97 Budget for Sonoma State Enterprises as approved by the Enterprises Board. The budget is status quo in terms of enrollment and projected sales level, with adjustments from last year in the area of computer sales, the Zinfandel Marketplace, and cost-of-living and merit salary adjustments. The budget also allows for an increase of 50 cents per hour in the entry-level student positions in the corporation.
Gloria gave a brief summary of the efforts to launch SSU TODAY, and recommended that the CRC support the elimination of SSU TODAY as an AFD production, referring the project to the Public Information Office as a potential replacement for, or addition to, THIS WEEK accessible daily or weekly on the Web. MSPU (Ogg/Cinquini)
Gloria stated that the motorcycle lockers on campus are deteriorating and are beyond repair. Costs for replacement, along with survey data from other campuses was discussed. Because of the few served, and the high cost of the product, the recommendation was to eliminate the lockers as they deteriorate. MSPU (Ogg/Harris) to eliminate the lockers as they deteriorate, but to build into new housing construction projects the acquisition of new lockers.
Larry outlined his plan for utilizing existing AFD staff to aggressively collect outstanding debts. The committee suggested that the "targeted purchases" not be specified, but be more general; i.e., administrative equipment.
MSPU (Crabbe/Harris) to waive first reading.
MSPU (Crabbe/Murray) to approve on second reading.
Larry presented a proposal for acquiring additional space for the Administration and Finance Division. Katharyn questioned the appropriateness of space being acquired piecemeal, rather than looking at space needs for the University globally. Larry responded that he was trying to solve the space needs of AFD without impacting other divisions, and that this plan could free up the fieldhouse space for allocation by the Campus Space Committee. He apologized for the breakdown in communication, and said that it wasn't intentional.
Neil distributed two fliers about delivery service from the Pub. He will send a follow-up QuickMail asking which menu plan people prefer.
Larry stated that summer stipends for the faculty members of the committee would be available at the next meeting.
NEXT MEETING: JULY 18, 1996, 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M., TERRACE ROOM
CRC Minutes 1995-1996