Student Fee Advisory Committee

The Project Review Group (PRG) Report, 2001-2002


The Project Review Group (PRG) meets late each fall quarter to review the budget of capital projects and upcoming constructions and renovations of campus facilities.  The group, including representatives from Capital Programs, The Office of Academic Planning and Budget (APB), Facilities Management, ADA Compliance, the Center for Performing Arts, The Athletic Department, and Student Affairs, prioritizes projects on the basis of safety, legality, and student needs, then makes recommendations to SFAC and the Chancellor.  Two members of SFAC sit on the PRG to help determine student needs and ensure that student fee money be only spent on student fee facilities (those buildings that are not eligible to receive state funds).


The 2001-2002 SFAC appropriation of $300,000 to the PRG was added to a carry-forward balance of $21,161 and $10,790 in income from summer recreation card sales (1/3 share), resulting in a Registration Fee Balance of $331,951, to which the Chancellor added a $300,000 annual appropriation, for a total of $631,951 available.  After emergency reserves and recurring maintenance fees are subtracted, $325,151 was available for project allocation. 


After meeting on December 6, 2001, the PRG decided to recommend many small allocations (see attachment for details) and the following compromises/deferrals to SFAC and the Chancellor:


All recommendations were approved unanimously by SFAC and then subsequently approved by the Chancellor on January 31, 2002.


Attachment:  Detailed breakdown of projects for FY 2001-2002 as recommended by the PRG.


Report prepared by Julie Orf, Spring 2002