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September 27, 2011

Institutional Priorities Committee
Minutes of September 27, 2011
3:00pm - 5:00pm
DUC 211 A & B

Present: Gene Pearson, President Eibeck, Maria Pallavicini, Mary Lou Lackey, Pat Cavanaugh, Peg Ciccolella, Bob Murta, Nejat Duzgunes, Jin Gong, Elizabeth Griego, Chris Johnston, Lewis Gale, Peter Meyer, Susan Giraldez, Dan Shipp, Kelli Page, Ashton Datcher, Mike Wright, Robert Brodnick Marcus Perrot

Absent: Ted Leland

Guests: None

Call to Order: 3:04pm

Minutes: Minutes for the September 13, 2011 meeting were approved.

University Goals: President Eibeck reviewed the FY 12/13 University Goals and the subgoals which were developed by the various divisions of the University. In many cases two or more divisions are working on the same sub-goal.

President Eibeck reminded IPC that last year Regent Robert Corkern had attended an IPC meeting and suggested that a regent be invited to attend a meeting this year.

IPC Confidentiality Guidelines: IPC members agreed with the concepts presented in the draft Confidentiality Guidelines document. Cavanaugh asked if IPC meetings are designated as members only. Pearson responded that there is nothing in the handbook that states IPC meetings are closed.

Peer Benchmarking: Brodnick briefly reviewed how Pacific's Peer System was formulated and explained the three different types of institutional peers: Standard, Aspirant, and Strategic. He explained the mechanics of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and how it was used to draw comparisons to Pacific's Peers.

Brodnick then presented data in graphs and charts which showed Pacific's position Pacific in relation to its 30 peers. These fields included total enrollment, student to faculty ratio, student to staff ratio, freshmen persistence, 6-year graduation rate, undergraduate tuition and fees and endowment, total expenditures including cost of instruction, academic support, student services, institutional support, auxiliary enterprises, total revenue less investment return, tuition and fees, sales and service of educational activities, and sales and service of auxiliary enterprises.
Brodnick suggested that Pacific's Key Performance Indicators eventually be shared with committee and President Eibeck agreed. Pallavicini asked if IPC could receive information on Pacific's Pell Grant in relation to its peers.

Brodnick announced that Pacific will be participating in the Delaware Study this year and will be submitting data in 2012. This study will provide another mechanism for Pacific to evaluate costs.

Adjourned: 4:45pm