Minutes of October 11, 2001 Meeting

    The meeting convened at 2:05 p.m. in room 817 Cathedral of Learning.

    UPBC members present were: Tammeka Beattie, Clifford Brubaker, Frank Cassell, Jerome Cochran, Richard Colwell, Christine Dollaghan, Attilio Favorini, Gerald Holder, James Maher, Thomas Metzger, Barbara Mowery, Arthur Ramicone, Christopher Riegel, Debora Rougeux, Philip Wion, and Stephen Wisniewski.  Also present were: Jeffrey Liebmann, Jeffrey Masnick, and Robert Pack.
    UPBC members not present were: Mary Ann Barber, James Cassing, N. John Cooper, Arthur Levine, Richard Pratt, Michael Stuckart, Michael Unangst, and Thomas Wolf.

Report of the Chair and Approval of Minutes

    The minutes of the May 10, 2001 meeting were approved.  The Provost stated that the Committee would retain the same subcommittee structure as in previous years.  He added that the Commonwealth is now reporting a budget deficit and that the implications for the Universityís appropriations are unclear.

FY 2003 Commonwealth Appropriations Request Submission

    Ramicone distributed the Chancellorís Statement from the formal Commonwealth appropriations request for FY 2003.  He explained that the submission requests a 6.5% increase in the Educational and General appropriation, which increased only 0.6% in FY 2002.  The submission also requests a 4.0% increase in other line items and a continuation of one-time line item funding for Information Technology Plan components ($2.6 million) and Laboratory Improvements and Equipment ($2.6 million).  The request is based on the assumption that tuition would not increase by more than 4.0% and that the salary increase pool would be at least 4.0%.

    The meeting adjourned at 2:35 p.m.