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March 26 2003

University of the Pacific
Institutional Priorities Committee
Minutes, March 26, 2003
Taylor Conference Room

Members and guests present: Brodnick, Frederick(guest), Gilbertson (Chair), Hewitt, Hoverstad, Jones, King, Lundergan, Miller, Olson, Oppenheimer, Perro, and Stark

The meeting was convened at 2:00 p.m. Minutes of the meeting of March 19 were approved as written.

Reports were minimal. Brodnick reported that over 3000 offers of admission had been extended, which would lead, conservatively, to at least 750 new students next fall.

Perro reported that proposals for additional funding considered and approved by IPC over the last several months were going forward, and that work on the library was moving into the next stage.

Oppenheimer related that he and VP Cavanaugh had recently begun to discuss a new set of federal laws, basically concerning the portability of employment benefits and acronmymed HIPPA, which have the side effect of placing extensive new confidentiality and other constraints/protections on any files connected with the provision of health services. This goes into effect April 14, and will have extensive effects on a number of different units at UOP. The report from the dental school showed that they already had training programs underway for this and Perro volunteered to follow up on the issue for the Stockton campus planning.

Discussion of University IT Vision -

Larry Frederick served an unprecedented third term as discussant concerning the development of strategic indicators for IT. He began by distributing an elaboration of the taxonomy of priorities developed at the last meeting. Brodnick followed this with a complementary overview of values keyed to Frederick's list. Gilbertson raised the issue of whether proceeding to consider these documents would actually get the committee any closer to the bottom line. An extensive discussion followed, resulting in the proposal that Gilbertson, Frederick and Brodnick draw up a list of proposed priorities for consideration by the committee.

Strategic Indicators

Brodnick distributed the list of current strategic indicators, explaining them and posing a series of questions about how these are to be used in strategic planning. Discussion ensued, leading to a consensus on interest in developing a longer, stronger list, which Brodnick proposed to compile and circulate.

Strategic Enrollment Targets

Data on strategic enrollment targets was distributed by Brodnick and briefly explained and discussed.

The meeting adjourned at 4:00 p. m.