Approved as corrected, March 4, 1999
Bernie Goldstein brought the meeting to order at 8:10 AM and asked for a motion to approve the Agenda. A motion was made by Dennis Harris. A second was obtained from Steve Wilson. A vote was taken to approve the Agenda. The Agenda was approved unanimously.
Goldstein asked for a motion to approve the Minutes of the February 4, 1999 meeting. A motion was made by Harris. A second was obtained from Wilson. Harris noted several spelling corrections which needed to be made and added his point in the Status of the Campus Reserve section should read as follows: Harris noted a PBAC policy, adopted in 1987 but rarely - if ever - followed, dictating 1% of the General Fund Personnel Services budget be used for a reserve; this might be a basis for establishing a Reserve in the 1999-2000 budget year. In the Budget Updates section, Katie Pierce requested Endowment and Grants and Contracts be changed to Foundation. Pierce explained the subsidy mentioned in that section is 3/10ths of 1% of what would have been full allocation. Bill Barnier asked Larry Schlereth whether the CMS contract required Peoplesoft to have a Mac or PC-based interface. A vote was taken to approve the Minutes. The Minutes were approved with Ruddell and Crabbe abstaining due to their absence at the 2-4-99 meeting.
Schlereth briefed the Members on the progress of the CMS project. A list of CMS Steering Committee Members was provided:
|Steve Wilson, Chair||Function Team Leader - Finance System|
|Diane Brown||Academic Affairs Representative|
|Drew Calandrella||Function Team Leader - Student Systems|
|Don Dixon||Faculty Representative|
|Judith Hunt||Function Team Leader - HR - Faculty|
|Larry Linn||Project Director|
|Nicole Lamica||Staff Representative|
|Edna Nakamoto||Function Team Leader - HR - Staff/MPP|
|Katie Pierce||Academic Affairs Representative|
|Cara Puccio||Student Representative|
|Sam Scalise||Function Team Leader - Technology|
Note: In addition to the Steering Committee Members, Susan Kashack will assist the Committee with campus communication regarding the Project.
Larry Linn, CMS Project Manager, will be on campus beginning March 1, for the duration of the implementation. Steve Orlick raised a concern that based on his discussions at the Statewide Academic Senate, at other campuses, CMS does not seem to have the impact on the academic budget which we have. Orlick added, other campuses have plans to deal with CMS which will only slightly impact Academic Affairs and Instruction. Schlereth responded other campuses may not yet have full costs developed and may not have communicated well with their campus. Be believes Sonoma may be singled out because of our comprehensive consultation. Puccio requested figures associated with the cost of CMS related travel. Schlereth explained each unit is paying for travel on their own. Wilson added the costs could be broken out if requested.
Schlereth presented his quarterly report on land acquisition to the Committee. The Ilg and Henderson parcels have closed and the Anderson parcel is still in progress. Bonds should be issued at the end of the fiscal year to cover the purchases. All is going well and as planned. Harris asked if the Committee would be reviewing other accountability measures. Schlereth noted they were on the agenda as future topics.
Goldstein reviewed the list of Members for the Committee. The list includes:
The Committee met for the first time on February 17. The three principles for the Committee are: decisions are advisory and based on fact, decisions are representative, and decisions are global. The Committee is expected to meet a couple more times and should have recommendations in a few weeks.
Schlereth presented his latest analysis of the Governors budget that was current as of January 25, 1999. He added it is important the Committee understand the budget and how it will effect the campus.
|Item||Expected Amount||Updated Amount|
|Full Year Compensation Costs||$ 2,500,000||$ 2,500,000|
|New Space||$ 2,057,000||$ 2,057,000|
|Plant Maintenance||$ 4,000,000||$ 4,000,000|
|Monterey Bay Start-Up||$ 2,833,000||$ 2,833,000|
|State University Grants||$ 3,269,000||$ 3,269,000|
|Benefits Increase||$ 7,400,000||$ 10,654,000|
|Employee Compensation Increase||$ 73,440,000||$ 44,982,000*|
|Summer Session - Teacher Preparation||$ 2,429,000||$ 2,200,000|
|Technology||$ 33,700,000||$ 2,000,000|
|Channel Islands||$ 2,000,000||$ 1,200,000|
|Applied Agricultural Research||$ 5,000,000||$ 1,000,000|
|Instructional Equipment||$ 1,300,000||$ 0|
|Additional Compensation Faculty (2%)||$ 19,512,000||$ 0|
|Teacher Recruitment||$ 2,000,000||$ 0|
|Coachella Valley||$ 380,000||$ 0|
|State Recognized Deficiencies||$ 45,000,000||$ 0|
|Less Campus Productivity Savings||$-10,000,000||$ 0|
* Represents a decrease from a 4% salary increase pool to a 2.45% salary increase pool
|Item||Expected Amount||Updated Amount|
|3% Enrollment Growth||$ 52,516,000||$ 52,516,000|
Sonoma State University expects to grow by just under 1% or 54 FTES
54 FTES will produce approximately $335,000 of new campus discretionary revenue
54 x $6200 = $334,800.
Harris asked Schlereth why the budget is not as good as expected with the seemingly positive political environment. Schlereth attributed the budget condition to the Department of Finances shortfall projections for this year. Les Adler pointed out the variance figure is incorrect on the analysis. Schlereth agreed and stated the figure should read $120,125,000. Katharyn Crabbe noted summer sessions would provide additional FTES money without a perceived affect in the normal academic year. Responding to Crabbe, Harris pointed out some Extended Education money goes to Academic Affairs and summer Students moving stateside will effect the Academic Affairs budget
Goldstein adjourned the meeting at 10:00 AM.
Minutes prepared by Neil Markley
PBAC minutes 1998-1999