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October 2 2002

University of the Pacific
Institutional Priorities Committee
Minutes, October 2, 2002
3:00-5:00 , Taylor Conference Room, Library

Call to Order: 3:05 pm

Members Present: Gilbertson, Hoverstad, King, Meer, Miller, Olson, Perro, Sina, Spreer, Stark

Minutes: The minutes of the previous meeting with corrections in attendance.

Discussion:

Budget Presentations:
The Athletics Department will start this year on October 23. Extra meetings will most likely be necessary in January to allow for the requisite amount of discussion. Budget requests will be compared against how they fit with the University's MVP statement and special needs which the Vice President's will identify. This year, IPC will use a tiered system rather than rank.

Protocol for Budget Presentations:
  • The Vice President's are expected to do some weeding of the proposals before sending them to IPC. VP's will not be limited to 6 specific items
  • Items that are small to some divisions are huge to others
  • All budgets will be presented before discussion
  • A general perspective is more beneficial than detail
  • The breadth gives perspective on University needs
  • The new form is helpful
Student Satisfaction Inventory:
Gilbertson distributed more detailed information from the survey than was originally given to the committee. Discussion focused on identify areas where improvements can be made.
  • Student satisfaction with not getting the run around
    • Banner upgrades may be helpful
    • A small-scale survey might be good to judge how changes made this year in registration and student accounts have affected this perception
  • Campus Safety
    • Student Life budget request will address some issues
    • Continued support for campus wide safety initiatives will be necessary
  • Health Center/Counseling Center
    • Many changes have been done
    • External review was done again at the beginning of this academic year
    • Identified a serious public relations problem
  • Career Services
    • Major changes have been completed, including moving the CRC to Hand Hall
    • Working now to expand awareness of the services offered
  • Teaching Assistants
    • Need better training
    • Issues has been/will be discussed at Council of Deans
  • Parking
    • A review will be done by Public Safety with the arrival of the new director

There was also a discussion of why Asian female freshmen tended to much more dissatisfied as compared to white male seniors.

The major budget issues that were identified from the SSI were:

  1. Banner services that improve services to students, including improved web registration
  2. Campus Safety
Adjourned: 4:15