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October 19 2000

University of the Pacific
Institutional Priorities Committee
Minutes for October 19, 2000
Taylor Conference Room

IPC Members Present: Benedetti, Chambers, Fox, Gilbertson (Chair), King, Kirkland, KruegerDevine, Lundergan, Meer, Oppenheimer, Peterson

Guest’s: President DeRosa, Lynn Kubeck

Minutes: Minutes will be reviewed at next week’s meeting.

Continuing Issues:

I. Revision of Vision Statement – President DeRosa shared his thoughts on our first draft of the revised vision statement.

  1. We began by discussing whether a statement regarding graduate programs was needed? This was affirmed as long as it does not signal more doctoral programs.
  2. We then discussed omitting "taking full advantage of the rich resources". We shared with the President that this term was confusing and constricting, particularly because it was linked to national visibility. We need to uncouple the two ideas. We agreed that we need to highlight the "uniquely" rich resources of our region, as there is indeed something special about this area and how one links it to student learning and lifelong learning. The discussion also included the concept of partnering with other institutions, but further development of a statement was needed.
  3. Leadership Development: It was discussed that this term is a focal part of the mission statement and should be included. There remains the question of how being a "National Leader" in the leadership is defined and whether we can focus being a national leader in both experiential learning and leadership development. It was suggested that we get rid of the word "programs" as part of describing leadership development. It was also discussed that leadership should not focus solely on the undergraduate population. And, finally, there needs to be more time and attention on how to fuse leadership with curricular and co-curricular, as we a re currently engaging in some strong leadership development.
  4. Everyone was in agreement with adding Alumni to this statement. The President also discussed the need to keep our budget focused on current priorities. He specifically discussed developing an aggressive marketing plan aimed at potential students and their parents, increasing fund raising efforts, and addressing the need for an enhanced compensation package for all staff and faculty.
    1. Report on Internet Services Contract – Lynn Kubeck presented the issues and costs associated with expanding our Internet service to the campus community via contracts with AT&T and Sprint. The goal is to expand the megabyte capacity to better accommodate the entire community as we grow! Gilbertson, Cavanaugh and DeRosa will review the contract costs with Kubeck and move accordingly.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:00pm.