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Actions Taken by the
Senate Executive Committee
April 3, 2002
David Hackney announced that the request to consider creation
of a subcommittee to monitor faculty salaries had been referred
to the Senate Committee on the Economic Status of the Faculty.
2. Past Chair's
Report on Academic Planning and Budget Committee and Capital Council.
The Academic Planning and Budget Committee met once since the
last SEC meeting. At that meeting we were briefed by Michael Masch
on tuition and fees for the next academic year and by Omar Blaik
on the Cinema project. In addition, we reviewed a draft of the
new strategic plan. All of this information is now public.
Council met on April 2 and approved plans, to be submitted to
the Trustees, for the relocation of the Office of International
Programs to International House. Discussion continued on the design
and construction of the University Museum Infrastructure Upgrade.
discussion with President Rodin and Provost Barchi.
centered on academic priorities in the Strategic Plan (Almanac
April 2, 2002).
4. Cost of
Provost Barchi introduced a presentation requested by SEC at the
last meeting. He thanked Bonnie Gibson, Barney Lentz and Dan Katzenberg
for their summer-long effort in preparing the report and noted
that the report is a work in progress that will help identify
problems. Among the topics raised was cost recovery of research,
grants offsetting faculty salaries, building depreciation and
facilities costs of existing and new buildings.
on Administration Report on Proposed Revision of the Policy for
Committee Chair, Professor Dennis Yao, noted that the revised
policy extends to all postdoctoral fellows the setting of minimum
compensation levels and the addition of guidelines for mentoring
and training. A SEC member stated that, as currently written,
the policy did not cover non-science postdoctoral fellows. SEC
voted to return the policy to committee to explore the applicability
of the proposed revised Policy for Postdoctoral Fellows to non-science