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January 17 2002

University of the Pacific
Institutional Priorities Committee
Minutes: January 17, 2002

12-2:00 PM
Taylor Conference Room

Members Present: Benedetti, Cavanaugh, Gilbertson, Hewitt, King, Krueger Devine, Lundergan, Meer, Oppenheimer, Olson, Spreer, Stark

Minutes: The minutes of the January 3rd meeting were approved with the clarification that the items listed under #4 would be recommended for funding out of FY02 reserves, if available.

Meeting Dates:

The January 24th meeting is canceled. IPC will meet instead on Monday, January 28 from 1 to 2pm. Regular meetings will resume on January 31, at 11 and will be on Thursdays from 11-1 for the rest of the semester.

Discussion:

Provost Gilbertson announced that Marcus Perro would be assisting IPC with its budget rankings, taking over for Dr. Stark.

Pat Spreer passed out the results of a survey that showed the top 5 compensation concerns. The committee recommended that the compensation increase should be 3 ½% salary increase and ½% pension increase.

Vice President Cavanaugh mentioned that net tuition in FY02 is expected to be higher because fewer students leaving and less financial aid than forecasted.

It was mentioned that the Board of Regents at its January meeting indicated a strong preference for increasing the quality of students applying to Pacific, but that the University must continue to grow enrollment to remain competitive.

The budget rankings were passed out, but because not all of the members had turned in their rankings, discussion was limited to how the rankings should be interpreted.

Vice President Cavanaugh reviewed the allocations from the 2000 bond issue that were redirected and the current plans for a bond issue that is expected later this year. Proposed projects include:

  • Library Addition
  • Weber Hall Annex
  • Pacific Humanities Center
  • Multi-Purpose Athletic Center
  • OISR Renovation
  • New Apartment Community
  • McGeorge Project

Submitted by Matt Olson.