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April 12 2001

University of the Pacific
Institutional Priorities Committee
Minutes April 12, 2001
Taylor Conference Room

Attending: Benedetti, Cavanaugh, Chambers, Fox, Gilbertson (Chair), King, KruegerDevine, Meer, Myers, Oppenheimer, Stark

Absent: Lundergan, Peterson

Minutes: It was noted that the Dental School budget should have been adjusted to $375,00 rather than $275,000. Minutes were approved with corrections noted.

Reports: Cavanaugh reviewed the Duplicating/Copy Center Outsourcing decision again. He noted the rates for duplicating and copying should stay approximately the same.

The Provost presented the CIRP 2000 Survey results for the committee’s perusal at a later time. The Provost also presented a copy of President DeRosa’s power point presentation to the Board of Regents. He noted that the President stated his willingness to personally present the information to our group if requested.

Bernie Kramer has been appointed our IPC staff representative.

Continuing Issues:

    1. Update on Budget and MVP from Regents’ meeting:


    2. a. The Regents approved the budget for the 2002 fiscal year.

      b. The Regent’s asked and answered a few questions and made some comments regarding the MVP draft:

      Is it on target? Yes

      Is anything significant missing? No

      Should anything be deleted? No, not as an internal document but it is too much for off campus use. It needs to be simplified and made more passionate.

      Additionally, it was thought by the Regents that the Vision statement was difficult to follow. There are references to northern California, the west and nationally. Shari Hudson will draft an abbreviated vision statement.

      The Chair would like a one-page summary for the Board to act upon in their next meeting.
    3. Other:
      1. The Campaign goal was presented at $200-$300 million. A feasibility study will be done and a final goal will be presented at the next Board of Regent’s meeting.
      2. The Regents and the President also presented the notion that Pacific should set its goal on being a 1st tier school rather than 2nd tier. The most difficult hurdle at this time is our endowment but, as the song goes, "Ain’t No Mountain High Enough"!

New Issues

Program Review – Health Center: Rescheduled to another time although it was noted that the Board of Regents approved the changes to the operation of the Health Center which will begin in the fall of 2001. This prompted the long awaited discussion on the role of IPC in Program Review. The consensus was that IPC is to review outcomes of program reviews for understanding in Strategic Planning and Budgeting but not to make final decisions regarding program administration.