THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT WILMINGTON CMS Internal Advisory Committee Summary – March 27, 2002 Members Present: Dan Baden (CMS/Director) Patricia Kelley (Earth Sciences/Chair) Jim Merritt (CMS/Associate Director) Martin Posey (CMS/Resident) Scott Quackenbush (Biology/Chair) Ron Sizemore (CMS/Non-Resident) Joan Willey (CMS/Associate Director) Members not Present: Jack Hall (Environmental Studies/Dir.) Curt Moyer (Physics/Chair) Steve Skrabal (CMS/Non-Resident) Charles Ward (Chemistry/Chair) Jeff Wright (CMS/Resident) Recorder: Dennis Ihnat Discussion Item: Budget and cuts ---- input on proposals for making a $150,000 cut in base budget of CMS Steve Mastro gave presentation on budget. General discussion followed, focused on impact of cut on Pilot Projects. Need policy for how to address funding shortfalls so consistent year to year. One member proposed to allocate $50K need as equal cut to all approved projects (Approximately 22% of each project). Dan and Steve stated that no matter what method was used to determine reduction, individual PIs can allocate cuts as they want within their projects. One member proposed to remove the DNA Sequencer, then allocate remaining shortfall across remaining projects (16% reduction each). o Motion: A motion was made to remove the DNA Sequencer. Vote was: 4 for, 1 against, 1 abstain (but not object). Center for Marine Science Office of the Director ________________________________________________________________________ 5600 MARVIN K. MOSS LANE, WILMINGTON, NC 28409 (910) 962-2300/962-2405 INTERNET; BADEND@UNCWIL.EDU CMS Internal Advisory Committee Summary – 3/27/02 - Page 2 Further general discussion ensued. One member stated that by allocating cuts across the board, we emasculate all. Better to cut programs and leave remainder whole. Dan stated that by allocating cuts as % to all, provides more flexibility if don’t need whole cut. o Motion: A motion was made to vote on the various methods proposed during the discussions, and a vote was taken as follows: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Method Cut all operating funds Cut 3 lowest projects Fund #1-#3 @ 100%, 4-6 @ 80%, 7-9 @ 60% Faculty Stipends @ 50% Across Board % after cut DNA Sequencer Votes For 0 0 0 0 7 o All agreed that if cut not required, DNA Sequencer would be restored o Future pilot project letters should have funding caveat. It was agreed in general discussion that Pilot Projects are nice to have, but that infrastructure is more important. We do not want to cut people and support services to allow Pilot Projects. Discussion Item: Policies and Procedures Manual ---- feedback on manual thus-far and suggestions for additional items. A recommendation was made that all Standing Committees report at faculty meetings There was a discussion about Volunteer Activity (see 891). There is a statement about encouraging volunteer involvement which led to a discussion about concern for liability issues. There was also a question about CMS Publication #’s.