February 28 2006
University of the Pacific
Minutes, February 28, 2006
Library Community Room
Call to Order: 2:06
Present: Brennan, Byl, Cavanaugh, Chi, Ensign, Frederick, Gilbertson, King, Kreitzman, Lackey, Miller, Pearson, Perro, Sexton, Sina, Spreer, Vierra
Not Present: Brodnick, Leland
Special Guests: Robert Murta, Director Financial Administration, McGeorge Law School
Minutes: Minutes of the February 14 meeting were reviewed, corrected, and approved.
King mentioned that Pacific could be the #1 seed in basketball again this year if the team wins one out of the next two games.
A safety report is being finalized by ASUOP, announced Kreitzman.
Current Agenda Items:
Law Budget Recommendations
Lackey reported that currently, law school applications are down 9.4% nationally and down 10.5% in the far west. Enrollment at McGeorge is planned to decrease in the 2006-07 academic year, although applications have increased .8%. The tuition increase last year was 6.5% while this year it is 5.5%. Tuition costs for 2006-07 will be $32,832 for day students and $21,828 for students attending at night. Compensation for faculty, +3.5%; for staff, +3.0%. Most of the operating budget for 2006-07 will go toward academics.
Business & Finance Budget Recommendations
Six issues were presented by Cavanaugh:
- Expansion of 1 person in the One-card office
- Vehicle replacement in Support Services
- Benefits administration analyst in Human Resources
- Environmental Health & Safety Assistant
- Student account/collections staff
- Functional Analyst
Athletics Budget Recommendations
The following are FY07 requests presented by King:
- Two full scholarships for women's soccer
- Two full scholarships to be divided among women's water polo, women's swimming, and women's field hockey
- Graduate assistant for men's and women's swimming
- Graduate assistant for human performance
- Operations budget increase
OIT Budget Recommendations
Budget expenses for FY07 presented by Frederick are as follows:
- Keeping current systems and server operational, including the cost of licenses and upgrades.
- Keeping current systems safe and well managed, including beginning to address the recommendations of the external auditors, security enhancements, change control and disaster recovery.
- Enhancing strategic decision making through advanced reporting and data access (mid-year FY07).
- Enhancing teaching and learning by introducing ePortfolios to Pacific.
A brief summary of academic facilities improvements was given by Gilbertson. Fifteen new smart classrooms were developed over the last 5 years and three additional will be developed in 2005-06. Refreshing of the equipment in smart classrooms is also needed. A list of areas with deferred maintenance has been compiled: chemistry and biology buildings, Sears 114, hallways in Owen Hall, change style of desks and chairs in WPC to enhance capacity, remove mismatched and broken furnishings, to list a few.
Next meeting: March 7, 2006, 2-4pm
Meeting adjourned at 4:18