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December 14 1999

University of the Pacific
Institutional Priorities Committee
14 December 1999
Minutes

Attendance: Benedetti, Chambers, Gilbertson (Chair), Fox, Fletcher, Gluskin, KruegerDevine, and Oppenheimer

Not attending: Borlick, Brock, Cavanaugh, and Stein

1. Meeting time for Spring Semester. The meeting time will be 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m on Tuesdays. The first meeting in January will be on the 11th.

2. The Provost presented and described a document titled "Action Plan Implementation: FY 2000-2001 and FY 2001-2002."

3. The Committee discussed the pros and cons of the computer lease proposal.

4. The Committee discussed the need for further prioritization regarding the funding request from Information Technology. The Provost described his recommendations regarding the IT budget. The Committee devoted considerable time to discussing a range of IT related issues. The Provost reminded the Committee of the critical need for the University to be innovative.

Dr. Fox discussed the Academic Council’s priorities. The Council is concerned with network connectivity and office computers for the faculty. The Council was concerned with the library.

The Committee began discussing priorites for FY 2001.