CAMPUS REENGINEERING COMMITTEE
Minutes: May 17, 2002
- Larry Furukawa-Schlereth, Chair
- Alan Murray
- Ruth Burke
- Bruce Walker
- Sam Scalise
- Neil Markley
- Nate Johnson
- Susan McKillop
- Rand Link
- Rick Ludmerer
- Remy Heng
- Gloria Ogg
- Joseph Vederame
- Jane Wright
- Floyd Ross
- Rick Luttmann
- Rich Marker
- Edna Nakamoto
- Steve Wilson
- Perry Marker
- Katie Pierce
- Lynn McIntyre
- Jim Christmann
- Lori Heffernon
- Bernie Goldstein
- Mike Kiraly
- Melinda Barnard
- Sue Hayes
- Katharyn Crabbe
- Andy Merrifield
- Letitia Coate
- Susan Kashack
- Lisa Johnson
- Laura Sund
- Approval of the Agenda
- Approval of the Minutes, March 22, 2002
- Vice-President's Report
- Common Managment Systems
- Faculty Staff Housing
- Campus Financial Affairs
- Tour of Salazar Hall
- Items for the Good of the Order
Approval of the Agenda
Larry Schlereth brought the meeting to
order at 12:22 PM. Schlereth asked for a motion to approve the Agenda.
Bernie Goldstein moved and Nate Johnson seconded the motion to approve the
Agenda. The Agenda was approved without objection.
Approval of the Minutes-March 22, 2002
Schlereth asked for a motion to approve the minutes of March 22, 2002. Floyd Ross moved and Jim Christmann seconded the motion. The minutes were passed unanimously with
abstentions from those not in attendance at the March 22, 2002 meetings.
(Please see the May 17, 2002 Agenda
Packet for this document)
- Goals and Objectives
- Schlereth reviewed the Division's goals and objectives for the 2001-2002
academic year. Of the 78 on the list, 50 have been accomplished, 8 have
been deferred, and 20 have yet to be completed or are in progress.
- Academic Planning Committee
- Schlereth informed Members that the Academic
Planning Committee (APC) has asked Administration and Finance to appoint a
representative for the APC. This is the first time a committee of the
Academic Senate has allowed a voting member from the campus
administration. Schlereth expressed his gratitude for this gesture.
Schlereth informed Members that Steve Wilson would be representing the
Division on the APC.
- Renovation/Remodel Crew
- Due to a backlog of small projects around the
campus, Schlereth would like to establish a renovation/remodel crew to
clear the backlog. Once Beaujolais Village is complete, the crew will
join the Beaujolais Village facilities staff. No objections were heard.
- Community Service Officer Pool
- Schlereth presented a plan to retain a pool
of Community Service Officers to staff special events when needed. This
pool will be funded from event revenue. This option is less expensive
than outsourcing the security function.
- Service Awards and Staff Recognition Program
- Schlereth thanked those
involved in executing the Service Awards and Staff Recognition Program.
Edna thanked Remy Heng for his comments with short notice.
- Director of Financial Aid Appointment
- Schlereth announced that Susan
Gutierrez has been selected as Director of Financial Aid. She previously
served as Interim Director.
- Charlie Brown's Café Hours During Finals Week
- Schlereth announced that
Charlie Brown's Café will be open 24-hours during finals week.
- Midnight Breakfast- Sauvignon Village
- Schlereth informed Members of the
breakfast that was held for the Residential Community at midnight.
Administrators and staff served students until the early morning hours.
- MPP Definition
- A recent faculty report on MPPs at campuses suggests that
Sonoma State University is heavy with MPP positions. Some members of the
campus have used this report to infer that Sonoma State University is
bloated with management. Schlereth does acknowledge that this campus has
many MPPs, however this is mainly due to the integration of many ancillary
activities and the campuses decision to classify slightly different than
many other campuses. Schlereth wanted to take a moment to also explain
that the MPP classification encompasses more than administrators and
managers. This classification also encompasses professionals,
supervisors, some auxiliary staff, CMS, Grants and Contracts, and more.
Schlereth feels a report to explain this may be generated to avoid future
confusion. Steve Wilson feels this issue has been beat into the ground
and explained too many times. He is offended by the attacks and would like
to stop wasting time on this issue.
Common Managment Systems
Wilson presented an update on CMS.
The student administration module is moving along and progressing nicely.
The final two human resources modules will be implemented in late July.
Auxiliary accounting will be live in July. Sonoma State University will
be the first campus to integrate all entities into one financial system.
Financial Services will be upgrading to internet architecture in July of
2004. On the request of the CFA and CSEA, the State Bureau of Audit will
be auditing the system-wide CMS project. The CSU has welcomed this
review. Wilson applauded the dedication and loyalty of the CMS team.
Schlereth noted that while CMS has been expensive, the cost would have
been higher if we were not part of the system-wide initiative. Schlereth
thanked all those involved with CMS.
Faculty and Staff Housing
Sue Hayes presented the latest
developments in the faculty and staff housing initiative. The University
would like to begin phase II due diligence on the land the University
would like to purchase. If all goes well, the University will ask the
Board of Trustees for approval to purchase the land in September.
Campus Financial Affairs
(Please see the May 17, 2002 Agenda Packet for
GFD vs. MCF Schlereth addressed the issue of why the general fund
distribution (GFD) of campus resources does not match the marginal cost
distribution (MCD). History can help explain the imbalance. The State
appropriated "orange book" formulas specifically allocated money to the
campus. In 1994, the "orange book" was discontinued and additional
funding came through growth. A base funding was established in 1994
according to "orange book"allocations, future years were based on the
MCD. Schlereth does not believe one can make a parallel between GFD and
MCD because the MCD did not exist for the 35 years prior to 1994.
Further, certain fixed costs are assumed before a campus enrolls its first
student. These fixed costs generally fall into the administrative side of
the campus and skews the numbers. These factors explain why Academic
Affairs receives 78% of new revenue based on the MCD, but totals only 66%
of the campus budget. The CSU and CFA agree that MCD does not necessarily
fund enrollment. Further, it does not recognize cost of living, faculty
salary differentials, etc.
Governor's May Revision Schlereth briefed Members on the status of the
Governor's May budget revisions. This budget is manageable, however the
cuts are expected to increase significantly after the November election.
Salazar Hall Tour
The tour commenced after the meeting adjourned
Items for the Good of the Order
Schlereth thanked the Members
for their hard work this past academic year and asked for a renewed spirit
of cooperation in the next year. Susan McKillop likes the flowers at the
main entrance Perry Marker thanked the Dining Services staff for the
excellent lunches Rand Linked informed Members that the Lacrosse team had
won a national championship.
Schlereth adjourned the meeting at 3:00pm
Minutes prepared by Neil Markley
CRC Minutes 2001-2002