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December 7 1999

University of the Pacific
Institutional Priorities Committee
7 December 1999
Minutes

Attendance: Benedetti, Borlik, Brock, Chambers, Cavanaugh, Fox, Gilbertson (Chair), Gluskin, KruegerDevine, Myers, Oppenheimer, Stein

Not Attending: Fletcher

The Provost asked whether the Committee would like budget presentations from the dental and law schools. The law school will make a presentation in January. The dental school will make a presentation at a later date.

The Provost’s program review recommendations will be presented to the Committee at a future meeting.

Patrick Cavanaugh made a detailed presentation to the Committee regarding the following matters:

1. The five year deferred maintenance plan for the Stockton Campus. The Committee reviewed and discussed a document describing numerous items for repair and maintenance.

2. Budget considerations regarding the physical plant for the years 2000-2001. The Committee reviewed a document prepared by Jo Kirim, Director of Physical Plan describing work needed on (a) chlorine change over from gas to tablets, $28,000; (b) Burns Tower water tank maintenance, $78,000, (c) computerized maintenance program interfacing with Banner, $30,000 (d) Grace Covell dormer roofs, $60,000, and (e) library roof, $55,000.

3. Mr. Cavanaugh presented and discussed with the Committee a document recapping progress to date of various projects on the Stockton Campus.

4. Mr. Cavanaugh distributed and discussed with the Committee a preliminary budget through November, 29, 1999 for the Stock Campus.

Lynn Kubeck made a detailed presentation to the Committee regarding the following matters:

1. Ms. Kubeck described staffing levels for IT at other universities.

2. Ms. Kubeck presented and discussed with the Committee a document titled "Information Technology Planning Committee -- Priority List for IPC -- December 7, 1999."

Ms. Kubeck informed the Committee that the DS3 has been purchased. She also described the process for upgrading to Banner 4.0.

Dr. Benedetti initiated a discussion of how the faculty will use information technology outside as well as inside the classroom.

Dr. Oppenheimer emphasized that in his view IPC needs to demonstrate leadership regarding information technology issues.

3. Ms. Kubeck presented the discussed with the Committee a document describing the need to upgrade the computer room environmental systems.

Due to time constraints, Ms. Kubeck did not complete her entire presentation, and the Committee will continue to analyze IT issues at future meetings.

The meeting adjourned at 5:00 p.m.