PRESIDENT'S COUNCIL MINUTES
Present: Wallace Bonaparte, Caroline Davila (for Sarah King), Bruce Elliott, Jim Fisher, Joe Good, Anne Kilpatrick, John Raymond, Jerry Reves, Ken Roozen, Gail Stuart, Stuart Smith, John Sutusky, and Walker Coleman
Guests: Paul Taylor, Lisa Montgomery, Mike Keel, Suzie Edwards, and Patrick Wamsley
ITEM 1. Financial Update
As of 10/31/02 MUSC had a $ 1.5 Million positive bottom line, MUHA a minus $ 411,000, UMA up $ 6.8 Million (but subject to special departmental agreements in recent line of credit paybacks), and CFC down $ 779,000.
ACTION: Council received this as information and thanked all units for continued hard work.
ITEM 1. A. 95% Report
Ms. Edwards reported that the overall MUSC State fund spending rate had increased from 92% at the end of September to 97.46% at the end of October, with wide variances between departments.
ACTION: Council will work with appropriate officials in follow-up with departments.
ITEM 1. B. Tuition Report
Ms. Edwards reviewed the tuition increases recommended by each College for Board approval.
ACTION: Council approved these for presentation to the Board with the request that all out-of-state tuition increases at least equal the in-state proposals if possible.
ITEM 2. KRONOS
Mr. Wamsley presented rationales, parameters, and timetables for university-wide implementation of this fully automated time and attendance record system to be required of all hourly MUSC employees by July of 2003.
ACTION: Council approved the timetables and offered to assist in establishing 100% participation by all departments by the 2003 deadline.
ITEM 3. Vote on Sequestration of Records Policy
This proposed policy, as discussed at the prior Council meeting, had been endorsed by the Office of Compliance, University Internal Audit, and Legal Counsel. It gives needed structure to the records sequestration process including rights to those who had records sequestered.
ACTION: Council approved the policy. This will go to the Board of Trustees for approval at their December meeting.
ITEM 4. Updates
Dr. Reves reported on the Washington meeting with VA officials where the discussion was positive, identified no major barriers to the MUSC timetable, and will continue.
Mr. Fisher and colleagues had met with several potential donors to lay seed-work for subsequent solicitations.
Dr. Kilpatrick noted that the United Way campaign was on track to meet its $ 215,000 goal with over $ 156,000 already raised. The Faculty Senate continues its work on tenure (meeting with Deans' Council) and with compensation, particularly as it relates to racial and gender equity.
Ms. Davila reminded of the Gift of Life Program to air on Thanksgiving eve, and that the Annual Report should be out in December.
Mr. Bonaparte is working with Deans' Council on a form to capture the necessary faculty recruitment compliance data, and asked if there was an earmarked fund to cover the final OFCP settlement.
Dr. Stuart reported that the College of Nursing had contacted the Stare Board and offered to assist S.C. State as well as signed an agreement with them on the Outreach Program. She also noted that Francis Marion is working to start its own nursing program in five years.
Dr. Elliott reported that UMA Executive Committee is meeting twice monthly and is working on the annual fee schedule revision.
Dr. Raymond has been working with the deans to set up a process to review and prioritize University center proposals as well as possibly establish a center support fund from Indirect Cost proceeds.