Meeting Date: 
April 25, 2022
Date: 
Mon 04/25/2022 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Location: 
Zoom Meeting
Agenda: 
  1. Report Back from University Budget Advisory Committee
  1. Program Proposal
    • Humanitarian Engineering Certificate, Key #781 – New Undergraduate Certificate
    • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Undergraduate Major (BS, HBS), Key #971 – Change Undergraduate Major
  1. Other Business
Minutes: 

Voting members present: Frank Chaplen, Mak Khan, Jeff Luck, Filix Maisch, Shawn Tucker
Voting members absent: Tekla Bude
Ex-Officio members present: Budget & Resources Planning Office – Sherm Bloomer

 

Report Back from University Budget Advisory Committee

  • Discussion of topics for the upcoming year and who would be continuing on the committee next year.

Program Proposal

  • Humanitarian Engineering Certificate, Key #781 – New Undergraduate Certificate
    • The humanitarian program is very popular with students and an ecampus offering is a good idea.
    • The narrative and budget justification are complete and well thought-out.
    • They recognize they won’t be cash positive for the first couple of years.
    • Course development is required to be done by an instructor or tenure-line faculty.
    • Still needs justification of enrollment numbers.
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Undergraduate Major (BS, HBS), Key #971 – Change Undergraduate Major
    • Regarding concerns about the GC-MS:
      • A quote was received from Shimadzu for a basic GC-MS that costs roughly 80K. Takes a trade-in of current equipment into consideration.
      • Model requires little maintenance and can be maintained by existing instructional and lab staff.
    • Enrollment projections are based on market research by enrollment services.
    • They agreed it was low but the startup budget is in line with other recent hires at Cascades campus.
    • To offer the major with options, they need to offer 24 credit hours of new courses at Cascades. The new TT hire will teach roughly 15-18 of those credits. Part-time instructors are budgeted to cover additional new courses.

Action: Motion to approve; motion seconded and passed with 5 votes in favor, 0 votes in opposition and 0 votes in abstention.

Other Business

  • There was an issue with a proposal Frank Chaplen originated – due to an error in CIM, it mistakenly skipped over the BFP committee. He is working with Janice Nave-Abele to roll it back so the committee can review it properly.