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December 10, 2013

Institutional Priorities Committee
Minutes of December 10, 2013
3:00pm - 5:00pm 
DeRosa Center Room 211

Present:
Arnold, Atterbury, Cavanaugh, Cayton, Day, Eibeck, Gale, Hein, Kleinert, Lackey, Luu, Lyon, Meyer (Chair), Murta, Pallavicini, Perrot, Rogers, Shaw, Staniec

Absent:
FoxLeland, Lyon, Martin

Guests:
Arlene Cash, Carrie Darnall, Geoff Lin-Cereghino, Bill Swagerty

Call to Order:
3:00pm

Minutes:  
Minutes for the November 12, 2013 meeting were approved.

Faculty Compensation Comparison
Rogers and Perrot presented information on fall 2012 Pacific faculty salaries (by rank and discipline) against a national sample of peers. The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and the College and University Professional Association (CUPA) are two organizations that collect faculty salary information; this comparison described comparative salaries from CUPA. Pacific's average salaries were near the 67th percentile for many schools/colleges. The Budget Office summarized three options for future faculty salary plans:  

  • Plan A: Pharmacy at the 75th percentile, remaining disciplines at the 50th percentile (plan duration of 3 years)
    • Estimate of total merit $1,291,107 and total equity $262,693
  • Plan B: Pharmacy at the 75th percentile, remaining disciplines at the 55th percentile (plan duration of 3 years)
    • Estimate of total merit $1,294,003 and total equity $296,763
  • Plan C: Pharmacy at the 75th percentile, remaining disciplines at the 60th percentile (plan duration of 3 years)
    • Estimate of total merit $1,294,198 and total equity $393,625  

It was also noted that total compensation at Pacific includes: sabbaticals every five years, retirement (10% Pacific contribution), tuition remission/exchange, and life insurance. Other considerations included: Central Valley cost of living and parking costs. 

Faculty Compensation Committee
Geoff Lin-Cereghino, chair of the Faculty Compensation Committee (FCC), presented Pacific's 2012-13 average faculty salaries by rank compared to the CA8 peer group. Lin-Cereghino stated that raises in salary are reduced by the rising costs of healthcare premiums. The FCC currently acts as a sounding board when proposals regarding faculty salaries are made.  In the future, Institutional Research, the FCC, and Business & Finance should talk more about different ways to look at faculty compensation information. President Eibeck suggested that this topic be looked at in more detail next year. 

Future Agenda Items

  • Updated information on McGeorge and the master's program in Law 
  •  FY 15 budget assumptions  
    • Tuition rate increase
    • Enrollment projections
  • Preliminary plans for reallocations

Adjourned: 4:20pm