Minutes of Meeting

Budget Advisory Committee Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Location: Psychology Conference Room, Bldg 51, Rm 3102

Call to Order:

Richard Patterson (chair) called the meeting to order at 11:00 a.m.

Members Present:

Richard Patterson, Bruce Kavan, Adel El-Ansary, Sam Kimball, Stacy Boote

Members Absent:

Krista Paulsen, Alan Harris

Others Attending:

Earle Traynham, Provost
  • Approval of the Minutes
    February meeting was cancelled (no minutes).
  • New Business/Announcements/Other Discussions
    Guest Earle Traynham gave the committee an assessment of the current UNF budget and his perspectives on how the BOG performance metrics affect UNF.

    The provost informed us that the state of UNF budget is not good and that been among the last 3 in the BOG metrics ranking did not help, and as of such the university is taking steps to mitigate the effect. One such effort is to inform academic and non-academic units to return as much as possible of the funds remaining in their budgets at the end of the year. In addition, Academic Affairs has frozen hiring of new positions. Professor Traynham discussed the following metrics (cost to degree, 6-year graduation rate, and retention rate) and offered his comments and rationale for UNF’s low performance. He also informed the committee of the steps the university is taking in order to improve performance particularly on the the three metrics mentioned above. The Provost also discussed the admissions requirement of students and that in the future, high school GPA would be more weighted than SAT and ACT scores, although all were important considerations.

    A member of this committee was invited to attend the Provost’s Budget meeting with the deans.
  • Adjournment & Next Meeting
    The meeting adjourned at 12:00 p.m.
    Our next meeting will be April 21, 2016 at 11:00 in the Psychology conference room (51/3102)