April 9, 2013
Institutional Priorities Committee
Minutes of April 9, 2013
3:00pm - 5:00pm
DeRosa Center Room 211
Present: Atterbury, Cavanaugh, Ciccolella, Eibeck, Gale, Goff, Griego, Hensley, Kleinert, Lyon, Luu, Martin, Meyer, Pallavicini, Perrot, Rogers, Shaw, Staniec, Wright
Absent: Lackey, Leland, Murta
Guests: Marselus Cayton, Berit Gundersen
Call to Order: 3:02pm
Minutes: Minutes for the March 19, 2013 meeting were approved.
Hensley introduced Marselus Cayton, the new President for ASUOP. Cayton will join IPC as a member in the 2013-14 academic year.
Response to the budget reallocation recommendations from the IPC and the Council of Deans
President Eibeck thanked the IPC for their recommendations.
President's recommendation to the Board
President Eibeck accepted recommendations as presented with the exception of the administrative fee for McGeorge. This was reduced from 10% to 5%.
Review reallocation process from the Strategic Planning Committee
Provost Pallavicini, chair of the Strategic Planning Committee (SPC), shared the SPC's recommendations for the reallocation process. It was explained that the prioritization process should inform decisions but not determine decisions. The SPC has been instrumental in taking all the input from the campus community in order to develop the university's new strategic plan Pacific 2020. There will be opportunities for student, faculty, and staff input on the reallocation process at key points in time. Co-curricular and administrative rubrics will be finalized at a later date. The SPC has proposed a rubric for curricular programs. Some IPC members voiced concern that there is too much ambiguity regarding the $15M needed for the strategic investment fund. President Eibeck responded and said the intent of looking at Pacific's programs and services during a time of strength is necessary in order to respond to external forces. The framework currently in place is needed to ensure the future of the university.
Proposed measures regarding faculty
Goff noted that the IPC benchmarks a lot of data and he proposed adding more statistics on how Pacific compares with peers regarding faculty data. An ongoing faculty concern is the perception that growth of administration is outpacing growth of tenured and tenure track faculty. Goff shared Pacific's Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and asked the IPC to consider whether or not the current measures are appropriate for Pacific. Examples of other possible measures were shared with the IPC. Rogers will follow up with Goff and Berit Gundersen, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, to discuss Goff's suggestions for additional or new measures on faculty data.
Chair Ciccolella recommended posting all non-confidential IPC presentations along with the minutes and the agendas for transparency purposes. The committee was in agreement.