PROFESSIONAL COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES April 18, 2001 PRESENT: Jim Manning, Jim Mitchell, Vicki Orazem, Clyde Carroll, Carol Schmidt. ABSENT: Chuck Lindemenn. Chair's report - Jim Manning. - Classified and professional leaders met with administrators yesterday to hear about proposed increases in parking fees for FY02 and 03. The information will be sent to professionals by e-mail. - During discussion by Professional Council, a significant increase in personnel costs in the parking balance sheet between FY01 and FY02 was noted. What is the reason for this? Some police are hired with parking fees, but this increase is nearly 25%, which indicates additional personnel will be hired from parking fees. - Also during discussion by Professional Council, it was suggested people who attend evening events pay some fee for parking. - There has been no response from AA/HR Director Corky Bush regarding an on-line reference document for policies and procedures affecting professionals. University Governance Council Nominating Committee report. - A draft ballot of nominees for university-wide committees was distributed. The vote will take place at the May 16 Professional Council meeting. In the meantime, Council members are encouraged to solicit additional nominations. - Leslie Schmidt, Grants and Contracts, is a nominee from Administrative Offices for a position on Council. Ballots will be sent to professionals eligible to vote for the position next week. - The Professional Council Chair Elect and UGC Steering Committee member will be elected at the May 16 meeting. UPBAC report - Jim Mitchell. - UPBAC met April 17. Budgets (state money) from 220 departments were received. Key Performance Indicators for all academic departments were also received. - It appears the budget deficit for MSU in FY02 will be about $5 million (before tuition increases are included and assuming a modest decline in enrollment). - Discussion of Other Lawful Purpose (OLP) money (auxiliaries, IDC's, etc.) took place. - About 2200 MSU students do not re-enroll from year to year. Increased retention would significantly improve the budget situation. - At the April 10 meeting, UPBAC approved spending $160,000/year to target specific high school students for recruitment. The cost will be $240,000 during FY02, because $80,000 is being spent on the effort this year, and that cost will be covered in FY02. The results of this effort will not be seen until FY03. - UPBAC members need to come closer to agreement before the committee can continue to work productively and reach consensus on budget recommendations.