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June 21 1999

University of the Pacific
Institutional Priorities Committee
June 21, 1999
Taylor Conference Room

Attending: Borlik, Brock, Cavanaugh, Chambers, Evey, Fletcher, Fox, Gilbertson (Chair), Gluskin, Krueger-Devine, Myers, and Oppenheimer

Absent: Benedetti, Bialek

  1. Convening of Meeting and Approval of Minutes; The I.P.C. was convened by Provost Gilberson. The minutes of June 14, 1999, were approved as corrected.
  2. Meeting Schedules: IPC discussed dates and times of future meeting dates and concluded the following:
    1. Meeting June 28 will be chaired by Chambers
    2. Meeting August 16 or August 23 in San Francisco from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. with one-half hour tour, followed by social hour/dinner
    3. All members to attend August 11 retreat on WASC self-study
    4. Meetings for first semester of 1999-2000 year proposed to be held Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m. starting August 31. All are to check and report back by next week.
  1. Planning and Budgeting Assumptions (Draft 3) reviewed and concluded as follows:
  1. Re: Planning Guideline 6 re: Student Services: Discussion included review of elements of student survey and consideration of whether IPC or Cabinet should develop bases for assessment. Agreed that is Cabinet role. Language amended to read: "Through regular assessment, the University will continuously monitor and improve the quality and delivery of services to students as measured by the University’s strategic indicators."
  2. Re: Planning Guideline 1, Planning Priorities: Discussion to include similar reference to university strategic indicators, so a sentence would be added to Planning Guideline 1 as follows: "University strategic indicators will be used to measure the progress of each unit in the University."
  3. Re: Planning Guideline 3, Revenue Generation: Discussion regarding whether to include reference to alumni and gifting as revenue source concluded that reference in Planning Guideline 2 was sufficient. Agreement to amend to read in pertinent part: "…explore creative ways to increase revenue for new initiatives and ongoing programs, including …."
  4. Re: Planning Guideline 4, Learning Assessment: Discussion regarding whether this should be amended concluded that no change was necessary.
  5. Re: Budget Assumption 2, Tuition and Fees: Discussion held regarding proposal to amend this assumption to be more comprehensive for the University and reflect current realities of resource requirements. Based on discussion, the new draft of Budget Assumption 2 would read as follows: "Increases of tuition and any student fees should be set to provide adequate resources for the University’s critical needs while ensuring that the net cost to students are competitive with those of comparable academic programs. To this end, differential tuition rates may be adopted. Further, the allocation of financial aid will be focussed on net revenue while increasing enrollment, diversity, and student ability."
  1. Future Discussion topics: The Committee agreed to review in the coming weeks the revisions to the Budget and Planning Assumptions, the Marts and Lundy development report, the cost allocation model (to be reviewed July 12), review the administrative allocations from the dental and law schools, and membership issues regarding the IPC.
  2. No other business to be brought before the IPC, the meeting adjourned at 3:05 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Patrick D. Cavanaugh