Review Committee Minutes
October 3, 2018
Plenary Session: 9:30 am-11:30 am, Room A-310
Personnel and Budget: 10:30 am -11:30 am, Room A-201
Present: G. Barabino, D. Cintrón, M. Driscoll, D. Jeruzalmi, K. Foster, E. Koch, G. Gebert, F. Lam, T. Liss, J. Mercado, Dee Dee Mozeleski, V.P. Nair, T. Scala, C. Stewart, M. Strzeszewski, M. Trevisan, K. Witherspoon, L. Zinnanti
Guests: E. Medina
Excused: G. Barabino, R. Menon, W. Thornton
Approval of September 5 Minutes
The meeting commenced at 9:35 am and the Minutes of the meeting of September 5, 2018 were approved as submitted.
The Provost gave a report on the Sept. 28 visit by Middle States Liaison Kushnood Haq and next steps. The College is out of compliance with Standard VI (Planning, Resources and Institutional Improvement). During his visit, Kushnood gave clear guidelines for College's monitoring report due March 1, 2019. This report will have to provide the College's process and plan for addressing the budget deficit and evidence of progress, though MSCHE understands we will not be able to resolve our deficit between now and March 1. A committee has been assembled to write the monitoring report, led by Doris Cintrón, with overlap in membership with the Strategic Plan committee, led by Tony Liss, to ensure that these planning processes align. Following the submission of the monitoring report, MSCHE will send a small team to City College in April. City College will not have input in the selection of the visiting team this time, but it is expected that the members will be experts in higher education budget and finance.
Recent Hiring/Personnel Actions
The Provost reported on recent hiring and promotions, including the appointment of Professor Sherri Rings as the new Director and Chair of the SEEK Department. Searches underway include CUNY 2x Tech staff funded by a $1.6M grant from NYC.
Discussion – Approval of SABs & Merit Steps
The Committee discussed possible different models for funding and approving merit increases and SABs, which are currently funded by Deans' budgets, in order to ensure equity within current budget constraints. It was agreed to revisit these choices when a functional budget model is in place.
Medical School Reporting Structure Update
The Provost reported that the Dean of the CUNY Medical School now reports directly to the City College President. The Medical School faculty reappointments will continue to be reviewed by the College-wide Personnel and Budget Committee, but Medical School budget decisions will be overseen by the President.