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January 11 2000

Institutional Priorities Committee
January 11, 2000
Taylor Conference Room, University Library

IPC Members Present: Benedetti, Borlik, Brock, Fletcher, Fox, Gluskin, Gilbertson (Chair), KruegerDevine, Oppenheimer

Absent: Cavanaugh, Myers, Stein.

The meeting was convened by Chair Gilbertson at 3:10 PM.

Minutes of December 21, 1999 meeting were reviewed, corrected and approved.

Meeting on January 18, 2000 is cancelled.

A package of handouts from the CIO was distributed dealing with the issues of lease vs. buy for office computers. This was in lieu of the request made by IPC to the CIO that an analysis of the issue for UOP be provided.

Provost Report: Athletic Director Dunning needs to know by Feb. 2 about the athletic budget requests because scholarship commitments need to be made by that date. The Provost will report to the President the nature of the IPC discussion on these matters.

Budget Deliberations:

The budget requests were discussed and preliminary lists of items that have to be funded (commitments have already been made) and "top tier" items (those seen of highest priority) were developed. The recommendation was made that IPC develop an extensive prioritized list of items for funding, going beyond the anticipated available funds in the budget. Then, if income exceeds projections, there will be a list of items to be funded already available.

Meeting was adjourned at 5 PM