CUPB to discuss NCA report

Derrin Coad, Staff Reporter

The Council on University Planning and Budgeting will review the NCA reaccreditation report, which was made available Feb. 9 and evaluates Eastern as a whole institution during its meeting Friday.

The council members will also discuss the list of more than 200 possible revenue-generating ideas they received at their last meeting. The proposals came from a report by the Education Advisory Board, which gathered ideas from other universities with the goal of helping universities address overall budgeting problems.

The council, which is in charge of setting program priorities in the university budget and advising the president on matters about the budget, created eight subcommittees to look over all of the proposals.

David Emmerich, the chair of the council, said during the last meeting that the challenge of accepting the ideas from other universities in the report is that every university defines and completes tasks differently.

During the meeting, Emmerich mentioned a report from 2013 about administrative-faculty rations, and how each university defines administrative positions differently.

However, the administrative position definition will not be addressed this meeting.

“As for the administrative positions, there is still more work to be done on that,” Emmerich said. “It will be an item in a future meeting.”

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget will not be address during Friday’s meeting. Emmerich said because it occurred after the agenda was set, it will not be a specific item on the agenda.

“If it does get brought up, it would be through the president’s report or the business affairs report,” Emmerich said. “I do not know if that is in their plans, and I won’t speak for them in that capacity.”

The council will meet at 2 p.m. in the 1895 Room in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Luis Martinez contributed to this article.


Derrin Coad can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].