Larry welcomed Ardath Lee from Arts and Humanities (rejoining the committee, replacing Melinda Barnard while she is Senate Chair), Marty Ruddell from Education (rejoining the committee), Sue Parker from Social Sciences (Chair-Elect of the Senate), and Jim Christmann as the permanent replacement for Bill Barnier, representing Natural Sciences.
MSPU (Harris/Merrifield) the agenda.
This item was postponed to the next meeting to allow time for the committee members to review the minutes.
Larry reviewed the action and information items added to the list from the last meeting.
Larry reviewed the list of Administration and Finance objectives for 96/97 stating that 29 had already been accomplished with 64 to go.
The Athletics Facilities Task Force had met and decided to move forward with the two highest priority items; the baseball field repair and the replacement of the chlorine canisters at the pool. Both are safety concerns, and the baseball field work must be done in time for spring training.
Edna provided a summary of the suggestions for improvement in the Human Services products. All of the items have been discussed by the Human Services Directors, and she will report back at a subsequent meeting as the issues are addressed.
Larry reported that the President had approved the four items forwarded to him from CRC; the AFD Objectives, the Internal Audit Program, the Pub Renovation, and the CRC Task Forces.
Finally, Larry informed the Committee that Marty Ruddell was serving on the Fee Advisory Committee (FAC) and that he would ask her to be the liaison from FAC to CRC. So far FAC is coordinating the consultation process for the Partners for Excellence Program (PEP), they will be preparing the voter pamphlet for the differential fee referendum, and they have completed a concept paper on PEP. The concept paper will be forwarded to the Senate, the Associated Students, Staff Council, and the Alumni Council, asking for statements for the voter pamphlet.
Larry stated that a replacement for Dennis Harris was needed on PBAC because Dennis is not serving in a faculty role this year. By consensus, Andy Merrifield agreed to serve.
Larry reviewed as a first reading the list of projects Administration and Finance plans to accomplish if the campus supports the PEP and the differential fee passes. The projects, totaling $70+ million, would be funded through borrowing in the private financial market. None of the differential fee would be used for the projects or the financing. There also would be no reallocation from outside the division. The topic will be discussed further at the next CRC meeting.
This item was introduced as a first reading. SSU currently has about 350 students living in "triples;" i.e., three people to a bedroom. A small task force is recommending that SSU acquire 21 trailers to house 8 people per trailer, in order to alleviate the "triples." The proposed floor plan, site location, and a front-view picture were distributed with the agenda. Comments included a recommendation for larger bathrooms, and a suggestion that the decks be covered. The proposed financing plan was distributed and reviewed. Larry also reviewed the plan and financing for a permanent housing addition of 100 four- bedroom apartments. The proposal would cost approximately $16 million. The primary source of funding would be the cash flow from rents. Larry is scheduled to meet with the Housing consultants and will report back to CRC at the next meeting.
Deborah DuVall reviewed the plan presented to Cabinet and put forward to the Chancellor's Office with regard to the use of Salazar Library, after the completion of the Information Center. Concerns were raised about the proximity of faculty offices to their classrooms and also several members questioned the placement of the high school for gifted students in Stevenson Hall. Larry stated that while he understood their concerns, these issues were not the purview of CRC. This committee was being asked approve a revision in the space allocation for the University Center, if Administration and Finance were located in Salazar.
MSP (Ruddell/Lee) to approve the revised program for the University Center with the understanding that the concerns of the CRC with regard to the proximity of faculty offices to teaching spaces and the concern regarding high school students being housed in Stevenson Hall be noted. (3 abstentions--Christmann, Parker, Swanson)
Gloria Ogg reviewed the staffing, training, timeline for the Customer Service Center, as outlined on the attachment to the agenda, praising the efforts of the Facilities Staff for the beautiful renovation. Larry noted that two of the seven new Customer Service Specialists are bilingual. The greatest concern is still the level of technical support needed to bring all of the functions together. We are optimistically planning to open in early November.
Larry summarized this issue by saying that Reprographics currently operates in a deficit position because as salaries and other expenses have risen, our prices have remained constant. PBAC has discussed the issue and does not want the operation subsidized. The question then becomes one of contracting the operation or raising prices. Alan reviewed the 12-page analysis attached to the agenda. Discussion ensued over whether or not a 10% price increase would be sufficient to cover equipment replacement and future salary increases. Several members stated that the copier costs should not be raised above five cents per copy, but the increases should be higher on discretionary services. Steve Wilson suggested that a five-year projection be developed.
MS (Wilson/Ruddell) to accept the proposal as presented. TABLED TO THE NEXT MEETING
Dennis Harris presented the recommendations of the Parking Task Force. Key recommendations included keeping the same philosophy with regard to reserved parking being accessible to anyone (faculty, staff, or students) choosing to purchase the more expensive decal. When construction starts in Parking Lots B and C, the recommendation is to convert A Lot to Reserved and Visitor Parking. The number of Reserved and Disabled spaces would be increased because of the anticipated rise in demand as the walk from Non- Reserved lots is further. Dennis will be placing articles in This Week and The Star announcing open informational forums.
MSPU (Crabbe/Calandrella) to endorse the plan as written, take the plan to the informational forums, and do not revisit the issue unless a compelling reason surfaces after the forums.
The committee discussed the plan for receiving campus input on AFD projects which affect the campus at large. The first avenue is through participation on the Task Forces. The committee encouraged the use of open forums as well, depending on the nature of the project. Some projects may also require consultation with other appropriate bodies (cabinet, senate, A.S., etc.) again depending on the nature of the project.
John Bond showed the committee a rendering of the landscape plan for in front of the Commons (replacing the trees that were removed).
Alan Murray informed the group that the Post Office is up and running in Zinfandel.
Neil Markley informed the group that the Pub Delivery Program is also up and running.
NEXT MEETING: OCTOBER 11, 1996, 12 - 4 P.M., TERRACE ROOM
CRC Minutes 1996-1997