Approved by PBAC, 26 February 1998
Don Farish brought the meeting to order at 8:15 AM and asked for a motion to approve the Agenda. A motion was made by Dennis Harris. A second was obtained from Les Adler. The Agenda was approved unanimously.
Farish asked for a motion to approve the Minutes of 12-11-97. A motion was made by Harris. A second was obtained from Steve Wilson. The Minutes were approved unanimously.
Larry Furukawa-Schlereth presented an analysis of the Governor's 1998-1999 Budget and referenced material contained in the Agenda Packet (Packet) and reproduced below: Clarifying questions were answered by Farish and Schlereth.
The 1998-1999 Governor's Budget incorporates the following features specific to Sonoma State University:
Augmenting the above items provided in the Governor's Budget, the campus anticipates an approximate $20,000 savings in the current base budget related to the Risk Pool premium.
The University is hopeful that approximately $500,000 from the CSU for the assured access requirement will be forthcoming again in 1998-1990. 1998-1999 is the third year of a three year experiment related to assured access in technology and funding for this program in the upcoming fiscal year is not certain at this time.
Projected revenue from the GTE Mobilnet lease will not materialize as anticipated in 1997-1998. This $20,000 reduction in revenue will be offset by projected savings in utilities related to the deregulation of electricity in California.
The CSU Capital Budget includes $320,000 planning funds for the remodel of the Salazar Building and will likely also reflect an appropriation for minor capital projects on campus.
Farish introduced Wilson who presented Foundation and Trust balances as of November 30, 1997. He noted that the material had been reviewed by the respective Vice-Presidents. Clarifying questions were answered by Farish, Schlereth, Link and Meyer. Sue Parker asked if it would be possible to prepare a Glossary explaining the various acronyms reflected in the account titles. Katharyn Crabbe indicated that she would provide this information.
Farish introduced Silvia Barajas who presented data related to administrative travel in Academic Affairs during fiscal 1996-1997. Clarifying questions were answered by Barajas.
Barajas presented data related to Provost's Office budgeted assigned time for fiscal 1997-1998 and discussion ensued. Consensus was reached that a report on this subject was needed from the Vice-President for Academic Affairs Budget Advisory Committee (VPBAC) dealing with overall assigned time including that provided by the Schools. Farish indicated that he would provide this report at a future PBAC meeting.
The Committee then discussed the role and budget of the Office of Residence Life noting the change in student population and projected growth in the on-campus student residential population. Appropriate student programs and co-curricular activities were identified as an important campus need and consensus was reached that it was not appropriate to reduce this unit's budget but rather to evaluate methods to provide additional resources to the overall student campus life initiative.
As it was approaching 10:00 AM, Farish indicated that discussion on remaining financing alternatives would continue in February and adjourned the meeting at 9:58 AM.
Minutes prepared by Larry Furukawa-Schlereth.
PBAC minutes 1997-1998