October 11 2005
University of the Pacific
Minutes, October 11, 2005
Library Community Room
Call to Order: 2:08
Present: Brennan, Chi, Frederick, Gilbertson, Kreitzman, Lackey, Miller, Perro, Royce-Davis, Sexton, Spreer, Vierra
Not Present: Brodnick, Byl, Cavanaugh, Ensign, King, Sina
Minutes: Minutes of the September 27 meeting were reviewed, corrected, and approved.
Current Agenda Items:
Discussion of Core and Aspirational Values
Gilbertson presented a one-page summary of the core and aspirational values developed at the Council of Deans retreat in June 2005. Four basic kinds of values were discussed:
- Core; rarely if ever compromised
- Aspirational; needed for the future but currently lacking
- Permission-to-play; minimum standards
- Accidental; unplanned and serendipitous
The values were presented to representatives of academic units and student life from three campuses at a retreat on October 8, 2005 with the following five questions:
- Is the list basically on target?
- Are there any values omitted? Which?
- Are there any to be deleted? Which?
- Should any values move to the other list? Which?
- What suggestions do you have for use of these two lists in the planning process?
|Original List, June 2005||Amended List from Academic Retreat, October 2005|
|Core Values||Core Values|
|Close student-faculty interaction||Close student-faculty interaction|
|Sense of community and mutual respect||Sense of community and mutual respect|
|Personalized learning environment||Personalized learning environment|
|Experiential learning||Passion for teaching and learning|
|Passion for teaching and learning||Student centeredness|
|Aspirational Values||Aspirational Values|
|Student centeredness||Academic distinctiveness|
|Integration of liberal and professional learning||Innovativeness|
|Preparing responsible leaders as change agents||Learning centeredness|
|Academic distinctiveness||Experiential learning|
|Innovativeness||Integration of liberal and professional learning|
|Scholarly climate balanced with teaching|
|Preparing responsible leaders|
|Lifetime learning and connection to Pacific|
The committee generally supported the resulting values with extended discussion.
Next meeting: October 25, 2005, 2-4pm
Meeting adjourned at 3:38