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June 11 2003

University of the Pacific
Institutional Priorities Committee
Minutes, June 11, 2003
Taylor Conference Room

Members and Guests Present: Cavanaugh, Gilbertson (chair), Jones, King, Lundergan, Meer, Miller, Olson, Oppenheimer, Sina, Stark

Staff Present: Brodnick

Minutes: Minutes of the June 4 meeting were revised to moderate the statement in the School of Business' environmental scan concerning location issues.

BUDGET ASSUMPTIONS AND PLANNING GUIDELINES

The Committee completed discussions on the "Budget Assumptions and Planning Guidelines, FY05 and FY06" draft. Enrollment and gift income numbers have been updated. The Committee agreed to affirm the endowment spending rate statement in the FY04-05 version. The Committee agreed to add of "diversity programs" under Planning Guidelines, 2.a.

ACADEMIC RESOURCE PLANNING: ENVIRONMENTAL SCAN

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences: Dean Oppenheimer presented an environmental scan for the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. He identified strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for the School. Many strengths that place the School in a national leadership position were noted. The Dean expressed special concern about the potential significant costs of placing third-year students in their clerkships around the region. Under facilities, it was noted that the two new residence halls near the School are a distinct advantage for PHS students.

Conservatory of Music: Dean Anderson presented an environmental scan for the Conservatory of Music. He outlined the wide range of placement opportunities for students in performance, education, therapy, and management. He noted the intense competition for students, with 31 accredited programs in the State of California alone. He identified the internal concern about the lack of technology training for students. A plan is now in place to address that deficiency. The Dean expressed optimism about employment and advanced education opportunities for graduates in all four programs, based on surveys by national organizations and actual placement of recent graduates.

Next meeting: June 18

The Committee adjourned at 4:05 p.m.