MSU PROFESSIONAL COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
                            April 19, 2000
                                   
PRESENT:  Vicki Orazem, Clyde Carroll, Jim Mitchell, Carol Schmidt,
          Chuck Lindemenn.

Chair Vicki Orazem called the meeting to order at 2:00 PM.

Strategic Planning and Budget Committee report - Ralph Brigham.
     - Ralph Brigham, professional member on SPBC, reported on a
     proposal he has made to SPBC.
          - Because MSU spends a larger percentage of state money on
          instruction than peer institutions do, it is proposed that
          the percentage be lowered from 57% in FY2000 to 54% in
          FY2005.  It is further recommended that there be a 3% (or
          less) budget cut for each vice president in FY2001.  Each VP
          would then decide how to reallocate the cuts in his area.
          Any money left over from the additional money from the
          legislature and from the budget cuts would be reallocated or
          prorated back to the VPs.
     - President's Executive Council guidelines for budget decisions
     contain recommendations from deans, assistant deans, regents,
     faculty, and PEC.
     - Program review is supported in the Professional Council
     guidelines to the President.
     - Reallocation of resources was discussed at the PEC/UGC Steering
     Committee retreat.

Elections.
     - Carol moved Clyde Carroll be nominated for the Professional
     Council position in academic affairs and Jim Mitchell be
     nominated for the Professional Council position in student
     services.  The motion was seconded and carried.  The nominations
     will be sent to the appropriate groups of professionals for a
     vote.
     - Jim moved the following nominations be accepted and forwarded
     to the appropriate administrators for approval.
          - MSU Benefits Committee - Ronda Russell, New Student
          Services
          - Personnel Board - Kathy Osen, Nursing
          - Calendar Committee - Tammie Brown, Residence Life
     The motion was seconded and carried.

As there was no further business, the meeting adjourned at 3:00 PM.