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January 8 2001

Institutional Priorities Committee
Minutes
January 8, 2001
Taylor Conference Room, University Library

IPC Members Present: Benedetti, Brock, Cavanaugh, Chambers, Fox, Gilbertson (chair), King, Kirkland, KruegerDevine, Lundergan, Oppenheimer, Peterson, and Stark.

Absent: Meer, Myers.

Meeting was convened at 1:00 PM by chair Gilbertson.

BUDGET: Pat Cavanaugh presented the Unrestricted Funds Budget for FY2000 FINAL, FY 2001 Current, and FY 2002 Pro Forma (prelim.). While this FY02 preliminary budget shows a $515, 356. deficit remaining to be allocated, several factors should be considered. 1. A balanced budget will be presented to the board in April. 2. Funding for several FY01 tier II items was assumed in the FY02 budget. 3. The tuition increase for FY02 is yet to be determined. 4. Utility costs could rise significantly. 5. The enrollment projection for 2002 is variable.

MVP RETREAT: Concern was expressed that little feedback had been received regarding the proposed changes in the MVP. The timing of the release to the University community could have something to do with the lack of comment. Comments received concern the broad nature of the MVP, lack of priority order among the 16 priorities, and questions about investment in administrative infrastructure rather than academic distinctiveness. It is hoped the first session of the retreat will elicit more comment. There was some concern that the "funnel" format of the previous retreat limited creative thinking. It was decided to move the report from the National Panels to an earlier time slot hoping it would infuse new ideas into the process.

FY02 BUDGET DELIBERATIONS: FY02 continuing budget requests were ranked in preliminary tiers for further study and discussion. Other budget considerations discussed were the funding of the Baun Fitness Center, a pending request from ASUOP for bike racks, Academic Council concerns about funding for program review decisions, targeted scholarship planning, and the unfunded second tier requests from FY01.

Meeting was adjourned at 3:10 PM.