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January 15, 2008

University of the Pacific
Minutes, January 15, 2008
Taylor Conference Room

Call to Order: 2:06 p.m.
Present: Brodnick, Byl, Dodson, Foster, Frederick, Gilbertson, King, Klunk, Krise, Leland, Perrot, Schmidt, Spreer, Swagerty, Williams

Not Present: Burk, Cavanaugh, Griego, Lackey
Special Guest: n/a

Minutes: Minutes of December 11th were approved as distributed.

Announcements: The President will be investing approximately $125K to improve Pacific’s webpage under the leadership of our new Marketing Director, Richard Rojo. Gilbertson will provide further information to IPC in the future.

Beverly Byl will be leaving Pacific in March '08 -- she has accepted a position at University California State, Bakersfield, CA.

Duane Isetti is retiring this year.

Lynn King announced that our basketball team will be on ESPN, January 28th, Cal Poly vs. Pacific and everyone should wear orange to show our support on that Monday!

Enrollment Management Update: Brodnick described a new report called the Insight report that is now available on the IRIS website (www.iris.pacific.edu). It provides an overview of freshman, transfer, first term grad, and first professional admissions. Brodnick explained that report shows 4-years of data on specific historical dates.

Reports and Current Agenda Items:
FY09 Classroom Technology Initiative
The top three priorities that are articulated by the Technology Education Committee, chaired by Paul Glassman from the Dental School are: computer refresh, Smart Classrooms and academic software. If approved by the President funds will be reallocated from salary and operations.

WASC Proposal
Pacific received an extension from WASC to the end of February. This allowed the proposal steering committee to further process and improve the document. The President was engaged and provided more focus, moderating the more aggressive approach. The proposal maintains the WASC Strategic Planning model. The focus is on seven strategic directions but each of the six Commitments is addressed.

There are three essays and inquiry will extend over the capacity and effectiveness reviews. Brian Klunk will be the faculty self-review chair and the Steering Committee and Essay Chairs will be selected in the near future. This proposal was presented to COD earlier today; IPC and Academic Council are also concurrently reviewing.

Advancement Budget Presentation
Byl presented Advancement Divisions 2008/09 Budget requests. Pacific Passages, Banner Consulting support, Pacific Fund, Young and Student Alumni Programming. Advancement is requesting for: one new data entry and research staff position(s), Coordinator Affinity Programs, Asst. Director of Planned Giving, and a Technical Support Provider along with computer refresh program.

Adjourned: 3:33 p.m.
Next meeting: February 19th in the Taylor Conference Room