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May 23 2002

University of the Pacific
Institutional Priorities Committee
Minutes, May 23, 2002
Taylor Conference Room, Library

Members Present: Brock, Gilbertson, KruegerDevine, Lundergan, Meer, Olson, Sina, Spreer, Stark

Others Present: Brodnick, Perro

Minutes: The minutes of the May 9th were approved with the addition of the members present and the minutes of the May 16th Meeting were approved.

Meeting Dates: The May 30th and June 6th meetings are canceled.

Discussion:
Planning and Budget Assumptions for FY04-FY05
Gilbertson distributed the new draft of the Planning and Budget Assumptions. Specific changes were discussed. The committee strongly urges the Compensation Committee to review ways to reduce the cost of health insurance without sacrificing quality of care. Discussion centered around the "Priorities for Resource Allocation" section. It was suggested that safety be added as a priority for allocation, but the committee agreed that safety issues could be met through specific requests and safety was not a strategic issue.

Campus Lighting
Issue is being addressed by the Cabinet.

Scholarships in both the talent and athletic areas
Brock commented that is becoming increasingly difficult to recruit students many of the music programs, and the programs are beginning to suffer. There are very specific needs that the scholarships can be geared toward that will further the distinctive programs offered at Pacific. These types of scholarships would be very similar to those approved this year for Athletics. IPC requested Marcus Perro to perform a financial comparison between the Conservatory and Athletics in regards to this topic.

Adjournment: 1pm

Submitted by Matt Olson