Minutes of Meeting

Budget Advisory Committee Friday, September 11, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Location: Bldg 57/ Room 3510

Call to Order:

The meeting was called to order at 10:05 a.m. by Richard Patterson, chair.

Members Present:

Krista Paulsen, Richard Patterson, Adel El-Ansary, Sam Kimball, Bruce Kavan, Alan Harris

Members Absent:

Stacy Boote

Others Attending:

None
  • Approval of the Minutes
    This is the first meeting of the committee for the new academic year, so there were no minutes to approve.
  • New Business/Announcements/Other Discussions
    The committee had a brief moment of silence in recognition of the tragedy and victims of 9/11.

    The group elected Alan Harris as co-chair for the committee.

    The committee discussed presenting an informational item regarding the Library’s Budget to Faculty Association. However, since there is the possibility that the Library may have already submitted a similar item, the committee chair would check before moving forward with this issue.

    The committee also discussed salary comparisons of UNF administrators versus College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) salary surveys data. This agenda item was brought forward from the last academic year’s agenda. In trying to understand the aim or goal in discussing this issue, one committee member expressed that overhead is between 40 to 60%, which is not sustainable, and therefore the item was worth investigating. One member suggested that an analysis addressing some of the concerns was previously done and volunteered to find this analysis. Committee members agreed to table this item until the next meeting.

    The committee received an anonymous request for an investigation into UNF budgets and finances. Although documents were attached along with this request, there was no background information to help the committee to determine a context. Therefore, the committee members decided to forward this document to the Vice President of Administration and Finance with a request for
    (a) UNF Budget/finance update, and
    (b) a response to the item submitted anonymously to the committee.
  • Adjournment & Next Meeting
    The meeting adjourned at 10:27 a.m.
    Our next meeting will be determined online.