MSU PROFESSIONAL COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES May 16, 2001 PRESENT: Jim Manning, Jim Mitchell, Clyde Carroll, Vicki Orazem, Chuck Lindemenn, Carol Schmidt, 2001-02 Member Leslie Schmidt. The regularly-scheduled meeting was called to order by Chair Jim Manning at 2:00 PM. Chair's report - Jim Manning. - Copies of a memo to David Dooley, Chair of UPBAC, "Observations on the Budget Process", were distributed. - The Chair has sent a follow-up memo to Corky Bush and Susan Alt regarding the possibility of compiling a list of personnel policies affecting professionals and is awaiting a response. Nominating Committee report. - A ballot prepared by UGC Nominating Committee was distributed. - The following nominations were made from the floor: - Leslie Schmidt, Chair Elect, Professional Council - Clyde Carrol, UGC Steering Committee Member - All positions with one nominee were filled by acclimation. - For nominees of the University Facilities Planning Board, Pat Simmons received three votes, Brad Garnick received two votes. The names of the nominees will be forwarded to President Gamble. UPBAC report - Jim Mitchell. - A positive of the committee is that all areas of the university are involved. A negative is that the committee is weighted toward academics. - Principals for making decisions were adopted by the committee, but there is question of whether the principals have been followed. - Before final proposals can be made, tuition needs to be set by the Board of Regents. - The question of how to increase retention and recruitment is being addressed. - Possibilities for improving retention and recruitment mentioned during Professional Council discussion include: - More interaction between the university and community. - Making administrators and faculty more aware of opportunities to interact with students and prospective students. - Making information about MSU available at the Museum of the Rockies and at local motels. - There will be an open forum of UPBAC at 2 PM on May 21 to give opportunity for feedback about the proposed FY02 budget from constituents. Other. - A performance based pay scale (MAP) is being implemented for classified employees. It raises a question for professionals - could they fit into the same process? There seems to be interest at the Commissioner of Higher Education level in doing so. As there was no further business, the meeting adjourned.