Minutes of February 20, 1995 Meeting

       The meeting convened at 2:08 p.m. in room 817 Cathedral of Learning.

       UPBC members present were: Thomas Anderson, Toni Carbo Bearman,
James Cassing, Ronald Gardner, Darlene Harris, James Holland, Randy
Juhl, Peter Koehler, James Maher, Glenn Nelson, Joan Slezak, Michael
Stuckart, Bruce Williams, Philip Wion, and Judith Zimmerman.  Also
present were: Ann Dykstra, Michael Gaber, Joseph Gil, Jeffrey
Liebmann, William Madden, and Robert Pack.
       UPBC members not present were: Nitin Badjatia, Jacob Birnberg,
George Chambers, Thomas Detre, James Isaacs, Franklin McCarthy,
Jeffrey Romoff, Ben Tuchi, and Julius Youngner.

Approval of Minutes

       The minutes of the February 9 meeting were approved.

Update on Attribution Methodology Efforts

       Wion summarized changes being adopted in the 1995 attribution
methodology over that used to produce the 1994 report.  The most
significant change involves shifting indirect costs from the "General"
category to either the "Traceable" or "Assignable" categories.  Recent
efforts have focussed on the costs associated with Facilities
Management, Computing and Information Services, Institutional
Advancement, and the University Library System.  As an example, Wion
showed how the 1995 methodology will distribute the approximately $7.7
million in costs associated with Institutional Advancement (reported
in 1994 as General costs) into $1.2 million of Traceable costs,
$3.5million of Assignable costs, and only $3.0 million of General

       In addition, Wion explained that attribution summaries will be
produced for University support units using a step-down approach.
That is, the costs associated with Facilities Management will first be
attributed to all academic and nonacademic units.  Next, the costs
associated with Computing and Information Services will be attributed,
and so on until all support unit costs have been attributed.  Wion
also stated that costs associated with debt service will, over time,
be attributed to appropriate units' Traceable and Assignble
categories, thus serving to integrate the University's operatingand
capital budgets more effectively.  He added that attributing debt
servicewill move the University away from the perception that
utilization of space by a unit carries no cost.

       Wion also detailed the Attribution Methodology Subcommittee's
efforts to improve the manner in which the Commonwealth appropriation
is attributed to units.  Whereas two levels of weighted student credit
hour production were used in 1994, eight levels will be used in 1995.
Wion indicated that there is still discussion regarding the
attribution of appropriation revenues.

Academic Planning Proposal Review Process

       Pack explained that the previously distributed draft process
will be incorporated into a larger document replacing the old Planning
Resource Management System (PRMS) process.  The current draft
specifically articulates the role of the UPBC in reviewing academic
planning proposals.  Nelson asked whether UPBC review of proposals
causing a "fundamental change of a unit" also included program
eliminations.  Pack responded that the UPBC will review any academic
proposal being submitted to the Chancellor for action involving
significant changes to a unit's mission which may include
establishment, merging, or termination of departments or centers or
involving significant additional expenditure of University funds.
Other proposals requiring the Chancellor's signature shall be reported
to the UPBC, but will ordinarily be viewed as routine management
adjustments within the current fiscal year.  20 Members expressed no
further concerns, so that the document will proceed toward final

       The meeting adjourned at 4:05 p.m.