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November 28 2006

University of the Pacific
Minutes, November 28, 2006
Library Community Room

Call to Order: 2:04 p.m.

Present: Brodnick, Cavanaugh, Cox, Dobbs, Dodson, Frederick, Fries, Griego, Itaya, King, Lackey, Leland, Perro, Schmidt, Sina, Spreer

Not Present: Ellison, Ensign, Gilbertson

Special Guests: Mike Rogers, Daniele Hagen

Minutes: Minutes of the November 21st meeting were reviewed and approved.

Standing Reports: n/a

Current Agenda Items:

Admitted Student Questionnaire

Rogers shared a report based on a survey of admitted freshman that included profiles of competitor colleges. It was noted that this report provides a 'clear focus' as to where we need to excel and make public the outstanding projects that our students have done while attending Pacific.

Marketing Budget Presentation

Sina and Hagen presented the request for Marketing and University Relations. Staffing the Web Content Editor position would ensure that text and photos on all Pacific web pages are updated and reflect current news. Web site should show the beautiful grounds at the university. Currently the web site is not as user friendly nor personalized as it could be. The four specific requests were:

  1. Web Content Editor
  2. Media
  3. Technology
  4. Advertising

Pacific Rising - Draft 6

Cavanaugh shared an overview of the recent changes to the document. Brodnick requested that the group consider two questions: 1) are we ready to share this with the Community and ask for feedback, and 2) what other changes need made for the Board Book? An attachment for easy review of the commitments and strategic directions was distributed. The Board will not endorse the entire document at the January meeting, with the goals to be acted on in April.

Two specific points were raised during the discussion. First, that academic excellence is not mentioned strongly enough in the document. The committee decided to modify the core value learner focus core value text a small degree. The following statement captured the discussion, "Student will experience the excitement of a transformative learning experience where they are engaged, supported, challenged, and personally inspired to exceed their own expectations for achievement". No specific location was mentioned for the statement. Second, strategic direction 20 had a suggestion for modification to read, "Optimize planning to enhance student learning, support institutional priorities, and master planning to develop facilities and enhance campus beauty". This change redirected the focus of the strategy from facilities to planning and the goals would need to be reconstructed. Neither change was made in draft six pending further discussion.

The committee approved the recommendation of the current document with the modified core value to the President for release to the community for feedback. Additional changes will be considered at subsequent meetings.

Next meeting: Tuesday, December 12, 2006, 2 - 4 p.m. in the Library Community Room.

Meeting adjourned at 3:46 p.m.