COMMITTEE ON ACADEMIC PLANNING AND BUDGET
Stanton Glantz, Ph.D. Chair
Meeting of March 20, 2001
PRESENT: Chair S. Glantz, Vice Chair C.A. Hunt, S. Barclay, L. Zegans, J. Showstack, D. Bikle, J. Norbeck, N. Agabian, D. Bainton
ABSENT: R. Price, A. Kahn
GUESTS: W. Gold, Chair Clinical Affairs Committee
The meeting of the Academic Budget & Planning Committee was called to order by Chair Glantz on March 20, 2001 at about 1:00 p.m. in Room S318. A quorum was present.
The Committee approved the February 20, 2001 Minutes.
- PROPOSED COMMITTEE RESTRUCTURE:
Committee members reported on their individual meetings regarding the restructure proposal with Dean Dracup of the School of Nursing, Dean Koda-Kimble of the School of Pharmacy, Dean Bertolami of the School of Dentistry, Dean Debas of the School of Medicine, Mark Laret, CEO of the Medical Center and Zach Hall, Vice Chancellor Research Affairs. All meetings were constructive.
The greatest support from these administrators was for the long-range planning portion of the proposal. There was a range of suggestions for how APB can best become involved in long-range planning that included putting APB members on existing committees for the various major issues the campus currently faces and forming mechanisms to catch new issues as they come in. It was agreed that two major issues need to be considered currently – Parnassus release space and Mt. Zion. The Committee will discuss the long-range planning portion further at the next meeting.
APB involvement in School and other campus unit budgets met with greater resistance from these administrators. Concerns included whether injecting the Senate into the budget process would cause delay; whether the Senate voice would lessen the voice of the individual campus units or intrude on a process that may already include faculty participation; whether APB members could or should master the complex budget details and whether APB has defined as best it can the way(s) it will add value to the process and what its focus or priorities will be.
The Committee discussed the need to state clearly in the proposal that APB will not inject delay into the budget process and that subcommittee members will become experts on the units that they review. The Committee also wanted to emphasize the need to liaison with other Senate committees, including Faculty Councils, and appropriate administrative bodies. S. Barclay noted that he and Eric Vermillion review the School budget proposals and synthesize the requests into a succinct, one-page summary for the Chancellor. It was also noted that only a very small portion of the campus budget (excluding the Medical Center) is decided upon by the administration – approximately 4%.
The Committee also discussed the need to develop mechanisms that will ensure Faculty are able to communicate their concerns to the Committee on relevant issues.
The Committee agreed that 1-2 additional meetings would be necessary to finalize the draft that will be presented to the Executive Budget Committee in April. The Committee will be polled for dates and times.
TOBACCO CENTER: Tabled until next Agenda.
The meeting adjourned at about 3:00 p.m.
Sr. Senate Analyst