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April 4 2000

University of the Pacific
Institutional Priorities Committee
Taylor Conference Room
April 4, 2000
MINUTES

IPC Memers Present: Benedetti, Borlik, Brock, Cavanaugh, Chambers, Fletcher, Fox, Gilbertson, Oppenheimer

Minutes from March 28 meeting were reviewed and approved. It was decided that the answers to Pat Cavanaugh's questions will be attached on a long-term basis to the agenda to continually remind IPC members.

Reports:

UOP is in conversation with Capital Public Radio of CSUS to run KUOP while the University retains ownership. The focus will be on news; classic and jazz formats are to be covered by the Sacramento stations. The Stockton staff would drop to two employees, a News Manager and a Fundraiser. KUOP would drop to a zero budget item (with exception of money for local programming. It would wipe out a $3-400 thousand hit to the budget each year on a program with few student opportunities and low student listenership. Questions posed by IPC members included, "who gets the fundraiser position?" and "Could the UOP library gain the remaining music left in the KUOP library?"

Agenda Items:

Program Review for Academic Support Units. The schedule for program reviews was discussed. IPC members made recommendations on changes to the schedule, which will be sent out to the Units for their input on the schedule. The suggestions included:

  • Dining Services moved to 2001-2002 (from 00-01).
  • Public Safety moved to 2000-01 (from 03-04).
  • Student Activities should be renamed to be more defined, perhaps McCaffrey Center/Student Activities.
  • Advancement moved to 2001-02 (from 02-03).

Annual Review of Unit Progress on Funding Priorities. Provost Gilbertson requested clarification on this agenda item. It is the request of IPC to ask units two questions:

1) What did you do with the money we gave you?

2) Bring together reports of all the Units.

Preview of Bond Presentation to be given to the Finance Committee of the Board of Regents. Vice President Cavanaugh gave IPC the presentation of the Bond request for $28,500,000. The presentation included where the money would be spent, how the restructuring of the 1993 Debt would result in significant saving and a release of $2.5 million from reserves, and the benefits of debt financing for nonprofits. The key point to IPC is that the University must continue its commitment to accumulate unrestricted reserves through budget discipline, revenue enhancements from new projects (apartments), and donors.

Revolving fund for maintenance and repairs. One idea to consider is how academic facilities will be renovated and fixed. When units pay for maintenance, it will go into a fund just for that area, and the funds will carry on year to year.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:54.