1985-10-04; Central Michigan Life
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Policy may cause officer resignations by SHERRY YAEK LIFE Editor CMU may experience an exodur of lop administrators if a proposed compensation program is approved by the Board of Trustee*. The proposal classifies senior administrators, including deans, the provost, associate deans and associate vice presidents, into one group with executive officers — the president and vice presidents — called "Senior Officers." The proposal, announced to top administrators Monday, also would eliminate use of University cars and limit the number of vacation days administrators could accrue and be paid for upon retirement. Jerry Tubbs, vice president for "I think most of us are getting the message they want us to get—and that's that we should probably look for other employment." —Jerry Tubbs. vice president for Business and Fimnce Business and Finance, said Thursday night he was angry because the program was presented during a meeting Monday as a trustee proposal even though administrators were never asked for input. Ignoring administrative input while devising the policy carries a distinct message, Tubbs said "I think most of us are getting the message they want us to get — and that's that we should probably look for other employment," Tubbs said. "If you had a senior employee that you've had for 1 ,ri years, would you take away his l-enefits?" Tubbs, who has worked at CMU for 15 years, said he is looking elsewhere for employment. "I'm gone,* Tubbs aaid. *It took them (the Board of Trustees! a year to get rid of lformer President* Harold Abel. This has been going on for a long time." "Not one time did they ask us (administrators! to come in and give input." Tubbs said K. William Dunham, vice provost for Faculty Contractual Relations, said Monday's meeting when Interim President Arthur Ellis explained the proposal to administrators left him with a "sick feeling in my stomach." "However, for me to sound ofT and really say what I think in. the paper would be just a* inappropriate as it was for the board to develop this new package without our input . . . we received less IS** "R*actIon"—page 2 Compensation plan cuts fringe benefits by RANDY LOVELY LIFK Managing Editor Senior administators may lose compensation and fringe benefit* if the Hoard of Trustees decides to vote on a Finance Committer resolution. The committif will meet at 9 a m. today to finalize discussion about an executive officer compensation policy and decide whether it •hould be presented lo the full board for a vote The compensation policy would affect about 35 administrator* and would cut benefits such as retirement service awards and accrued vacation pay The policy classifies Senior Officers as those in the following positions* assistant dean, assistant to the president, assistant vies) president, associate vice provost, dean, director of Continuing |S*e -CompenauiUon"—page* 2 Central Michigan LIFE Vol. 69 No. 17 ©1985 CM LIFE 14 pages Mount Pleasant. Michigan 48859 Friday. October 4, 1988 Development deficit aided by University by RANDY LOVELY LIFE Managing Editor Central's Development Fund Operations will become part of the University's general fund budget following action hy the Hoard of Trustees Thursday The Development Office, responsible for soliciting donations nnrl plfTa tr» the Ifnlvr-T*- sity, currently is operating with a total operation deficit of $7H2.~f>4 The trustees, following a report from Interim President Arthur Kills, decided the development fund operations should no longer be independent of the University's budget Kills said this tear's budget carries a JlilN.IHKJ deficit, which combined with past deficits, results in the $TH.'l.7l>4 debt "This situation can no longer 1«* accepted, it must lie dealt with." Kiiis s..,,a He said the deficit is a result ol operation costs which are not funded through development donations During the last year, the Development Office has solicited $57. (MH) in gifts. $7;Ji«.(i(id |,,r public broadcasting. $1<M.imni for financial aid. $1&>,I><) lor academic purposes. $.11,01 HI for athletics, and S'JOO.iKM designated lor other purposes These gifts must |M- allocated in the designated areas. Kills said The office also Milinlnl $;i07.tXXI which is available tor Use os decided by the I'mversitv he added Tlie Development Ottice spent $9'2i'>.0OO on operation costs Inst year, which when subtracted from the $;ti)7.(HH) results in ,i Ji'ils iioo operating deficit "Were very supportive ot thi future of fund raising for the University." Kills said "hut we need to deal with tins problem and set the stage for the future " "There's no reasonable* alternative, but to make this a part of our general fund budget." Kills said The board will review the formal budget for operation and development at its November meeting since they agreed to include it in the University budget Tlie action was taken since the trtt'tt • ■ «-<inr»»Tstt n t^lt^T «h^ Development Office budget should Ik* part of the University "The stalT is hired and paid for out of the normal operating budget of the University." Trustee (iordon l-ambie said "This is a function of the University " "The development stall is truly a community relation and it should Ik- a part ot the University budget." Trustee Herri, uline Denning s.ud Hoard Chairman Raymond i.aHoutitv expressed concern atxiut adding the deficit to the University's existing $1 '.» million debt "We are going to tun into a sermu- problem financially," he* said "We're* going to have to make internal c h.inges Hob Huloiig. associate vice president for Development and Alumni Relations, said Central stands in (he Uittom third ol the* Mid American Conference in alumni fund raising Centrals low position was attributed to the* newness ,,f the Development OH ice and the lorine-r soliciting i Hurl ot din-it mailings "We're turning that around bv p<■rsonali/atioii." Kulong s.ud More than *f m »i ( m «i wis rai-e-d through! the phone- a thou last v<-.ir. Kulong added The* trustees rej.-e led a le commendation Irorti Kills that the- De'Veloprne-iit Office eventually lie changed into a foundation in the future to avoid financial problems ISe* "Development"—page '1 Study time cat ten— sir-*~* As the Indian summer evenings dwindle, the opportunities to study outside are limited. For Melisa Miller. Houghton Lake sophomore, a bench between two trees just east of Rose Arena was the perfect spot to read the Charles Dickens novel "A Tale of Two Cities" for her ENG 134 class. $1.9 m Hit on budget deficit may instigate board action hy HANDY LOVKLY LIFK Managing Kditor Although Centrals general fund budget for the I!i.•*■."> .sei sihool Vear was not affected by the- tuition roll li.uk the University's deficit mav cause alterations Interim I'reside-nt Arthur Kills reported to the- Hoard of Tru-ties Finance Committee Thursday that no change-s in the budget figures were* ne-e-di'l to otlset the* re-vi-nue lost from the* tuition cut While no appropriation changes were* made, the* budge t was t hanged in four ire-as, including state appropriations, the* tuition roll back, cri-dit hour e-nt■ ■!!iT..rvt e-stim.ite-s and the* ne-w auditi-d deficit lb, re-venue- ln-t |'i,,;ii the tuition roll back was ..lis, t |,v .,n ir.rre-a •■ in state appropriations and an im re*.is.■ in pn iiited enrollment." Kills s.ud in an earlie-T mte-rv lew \\ hile- the* tui.ird re-cognize lint*, von- uiitie-ce-ssarv to balance* tho f|sia| budget, concern over the* Urnve rsitv'- 51 '.l million de-ficit provoked the trustees ti, ,sK Kills to -ugi*e*st possible suggestions to re-ihjce- tin* debt at their next me-eling "Con.e- hack to lis with two or three suggestions for reducing thi- thing 'deficit i " Hoard Chairman Hay runnel l-iltoiinly said During a report of the* audit of the linaiiri.il re*por» the trustees were* mlormed the- deficit actually stands at $.'! S million, but the* $1 !l million figure- re-pre*se-!lts un.u c < HI llted de bt s The- iini.uiiilvr ol the- deficit is i-xpl.tine-d through University projects, such as funding for the- newly constructed public hre-adcast ing building, -aiei -Jerry Tubbs. vice* preside-nt tor Hu-ine-s arid Finance The* *? I 'l million represent "things we have- r.n control over," Tubbs saiel Kills said any budge-t tuts would not he made- in curriculum areas but rather in "big lnket items." such as Urnve rsity impiov e ria nt ~ "Where* those iuts eonie- from is going to Im* very important to me*." I'ro-te■«• itaihae-l Moreno said "We've- got to c e.toe- up with a -(lit ine- t hat will say we- have- to lower this eli fu it - l.iHount.V s.oij "It's irresponsible- r,t i,. to seek a ne-w pre*sid>*rit and have* him come on 1« i.i rel and say he-re- s a mess " 1-iHountv added I-iHounty said a possible- solulion to the- problem might Ik- a tuition increase next year IrSee "Iludget"—page 2 Investigation of instructor questioned by RENEE M. SMITH LIFE Staff Writer and TOM WICKHAM LIFE News Editor Prompted by University officials' inquiries into an instructor's activities. Faculty Association is asking for clarification of informal investigation procedures. Tlie KA (Grievance Committee is scheduled to meet Monday and formulate proposals to outline informal investigation procedures of faculty. FA President Joyce Henricks said The proposals will be submitted to K William Dunham, aeaociate vice provost for Faculty Contractual Relations, next Wednesday, she added FA action was spurred by inves- tig.etion of religion instructor Vernon Schubel for allegedly harassing a South African student In earlier action. FA filed a grievance July 10 contesting the investigation. Henricks Raid Theodore Heidloff. assistant dire-ctor for Faculty Contractual Relations, said the grievance ended when Provost John Cantelon reversed a decision by feirmeT President Harold Abel to pursue the investigation "We* settled the grievance on the basis of a letter (from Cantelon) saying I had done nothing to warrant anything like a formal re-primand." Schubel said. H.ised on direction from Abel, pe-rsonnel from the office of Faculty Contractual Relations investigated Schubel this summer e-ven though Cantelon had said the-re was no reason for such ac Hon Ahrl s.ud Cantelon initially said there was no need for investigation based on preliminary information and that Dunham brought Abel ne-w information while Cantelon was out of town "Hased on that information. I said go ahead and look into that,* Al**l said Cantelon could not be reached for comment The Faculty Contractual >Se* "CJrievance**—page 14 I [ LIFE-line ) News brief Voter registration ends Monday at 5 p.m. for those interested in participating in the November election. Individuals can register at the City Municipal Building or the Student Government Association Office. Inside Index Business School admission LIFE-wire page 2 requirement -cause* enroll- CM-YOU_ !".„ ...Z.ZpagaZ meat decrease. P«*a« 3 Ck-mxnen* '„ Zlljpag-aaj ■ ai «• Bkxam County ■ pag«4: Weather Etoertauiu-aent..™.. page6 Today, cloudy with period. %££?°** ££J ? upper SO*. South wind fiy* to cuiriaVd. j£13 ten mues per hour becoouag Sp^-jf, .„ __SSi4 Recreation building plans revised by RANDY LOVELY LIFE Managing Editor Plan* fur con-tructii.n of Central s .Student Kecreat ion Center have advanced another step toward completion The Hoard of Tnjste-e-s Student Affairs Committee reviewed revi-ed plans for the structure- during its meeting Thursday The- cornmitte-e* re*p<irt provide-d by J.ime-s Hill, vice pre*sident for Student Affairs. e-xamine-d possihle facility contents and avenues of funding The revised r«-commendatton calls for deletion of several items to reduce facility cost to Ulween $l.r> and $16 million The original recreation facility recommendation was made last spring and the- University architect set lusts tor the struc ture* at $22 million The new recommendation would eliminate* from the building a combative* exercise- room, multipurpose- track area, aerobic activity room, club pool, de-ck and l.icurri, he*alth frxid bar. saunas, tanning parlors, fitne-ss trail, rolle-r skating area, photography room, music rehearsal room, crafts room, eque-st nan center and pro shop "We cut bark on square footage- in certain areas." Hill said The huilding still would house- we-ight roe-ms. a multipurpose- gymnasium are*a. racquetball courts. Ixjwling lanes, billiard rooms, a table games rteorn. a telrvision n>om and coffee house lounge "The rec building is at a stage now where- the- l«i.ird lias to make a decision whether the- I'mversitv ean atlord this project." Hill said 'Ihe- re< omnii ndation states the facility could "take* one- of se-ve-ral forms a dedicate-d se-me-sler of annual activity fee. .in incn*ase in e-xisting tuition rate-s i credit-hour based i, or a combination of an activity fee and tuition assessment Hill said he h'ipers the fee, if implemented, would not exceed Sllre'l 'mt student e*ach year 'We're hoping It could [xissibly U* le*ss than that." he added Hill said the "health and wealth" of the- University must lie re*cogni2ed Ix-fore further action can lie- taken al-out cemstrurtion The University's present general fund budget deficit of $1.9 milln ri rn.ev '-»• an obstacle d-*ter- rmg completion of the recreation building, according to Hill and Interim President Arthur Ellis During the board Finance Committee meeting Ellis said, "It i deficit i is the key factor which will determine whether we can go ahead with the ktudent events building " The trustees plan to review i-ilternatives to decrease the deficit during their next meeting. Hill said he is waiting for presidential approval to hire an architect to devise facility plans. If approved by the board, the structure would moat likely be funded through construction bonds and would be built as an addition to Rose Arena, Hill said. Hill could not say when construction might begin.
|Title||1985-10-04; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Friday, October 4, 1985 issue of the student newspaper of Central Michigan University. Also known as CM-Life. Originally published biweekly. Later published three times a week during the academic year and once a week during the summer. Began publication in 1941. Previously known as Central State Life. Issues from 1999 to the present are available online at the CMLife website.|
|Subject/Keywords||Central Michigan University - Newspapers; Mount Pleasant (Mich.) - Newspapers; Isabella County (Mich.) - Newspapers; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
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