November 5, 2001
Faculty council looks at early budget plans
By Donna Troka
Chair Frank Vandall convened the years first Faculty Council meetingthe
previous meeting, scheduled for Sept. 11, had been cancelledon Oct.
23 at 3:15 p.m. in 400 Administration.
To begin the meeting, Interim Provost Woody Hunter and Senior Vice Provost
Charlotte Johnson discussed budget matters, passing out a handout detailing
budget projections from FY98FY02. Hunter said there had been three
healthy changes in the Universitys income stream: a
decrease in dependence on tuition and fees; an increase in endowment income;
and an increase in indirect cost recovery. Hunter said new income should
be generated by the additional research space due to open soon around
Hunter added that the search for a new permanent director of the Carlos
Museum is under way and should be completed with 1214 months. He
also said organization has begun of a committee to conduct the strategic
planning discussion concerning the future of Arts & Sciences at Emory.
Vandall proposed that three ad hoc committees, composed of two or three
members each, be created to act proactively with respect to three issues:
tenure, budget advisory matters and academic direction. After much discussion,
the first two committees were approved unanimously, but it was decided
that more consideration be given to the idea of an academic direction
Senior Vice Provost Harriet King told the council that a new draft of
the Intellectual Property Policy is available online at www.emory.edu/PROVOST/policy_bylaws/draft_cover_newer.htm.
King asked council members to review the document and send feedback to
her via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
President Bill Chace informed the council that Hunter had agreed to serve
a second year as interim provost to provide some continuity as the University
enters into the extended Arts & Sciences strategic planning. Chace
also briefed the council on emergency response discussions under way between
the University, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Emory
Police Department and DeKalb County.
With the meetings allotted time running short, Vandall suggested
holding off on committee reports and roster approval until the November
meeting, which will be held Nov. 13 at 3:15 p.m. in 400 Administration.
If you have a question or concern for Faculty Council, send e-mail to Vandall at email@example.com.