BGSU President Rodney Rogers (right) and Ohio State University President Michael Drake (center) discuss the future and value of public higher education in Ohio. Ohio Sen. Randy Gardner moderated the July 20 forum, held in University Hall. Earlier that afternoon, the two presidents taped a segment on the topic for WBGU-TV’s “Journal,” which will air at 8 p.m. June 28 and may also be viewed later online at wbgu.org.
Board of Trustees approves operating budgets for fiscal year 2019
The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees at its June 21 meeting provided a financial road map for the University, approving educational and general operating budgets for fiscal year 2019. Also on the agenda for the board’s last meeting of the academic year was approving a collective bargaining agreement with the campus police union.
The approved fiscal year 2019 budget includes compensation increase pools for faculty and staff. The collective bargaining agreement with the BGSU Faculty Association calls for a 3.7 percent pool to be provided for those faculty deemed to be performing at or above expectations, allocated at 1 percent across the board, 1 percent merit, and 1 percent for market adjustments. Additional funds were approved for promotion and tenure raises and market adjustments. Compensation pools of 2 percent were approved for eligible classified and administrative staff. Raises will go into effect in September.