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October 26 2000

University of the Pacific
Institutional Priorities Committee
Minutes for 26 October 2000
Taylor Conference Room

Attendance: Present at the meeting: Brock, Cavanaugh, Chambers, Fox, Gilbertson (Chair), Lundergan, Kirkland, Meer, Myers, Peterson, Stark

Minutes: Minutes of the IPC meeting of 19 October 2000 approved as distributed.

Provost’s Announcements:

The administrative retreat scheduled for 16 January 2001 will be a mid-sized group; approximately 35 to 40 people.

Issues regarding student fees may soon come before IPC.

The Committee devoted most of the 26 October meeting to revision of the MVP. The Provost pointed out that the Committee needs to finish up proposed language for the revised MVP because the Committee will soon be preoccupied with budgetary matters. The Provost noted that after IPC finishes its work on the revision, the revision will be distributed to the UOP community for its feedback prior to the January 2001 administrative retreat. Finally, a draft revised MVP will be presented to the Board of Regents in the spring of 2001.

The IPC Subcommittee working on the MVP Vision Statement consists of Benedetti, Cavanaugh, Myers, and Stark. The Subcommittee on Planning Assumptions consists of Brock, Chambers, Meer, and Peterson. The Planning Priorities Subcommittee consists of Fox, King, Lundergan, KruegerDevine, and Oppenheimer.

The Committee labored over the document titled "Planning Priorities: Draft #1." The Subcommittee on Planning Priorities recommends retaining all five priorities from the original MVP.

Planning Priorities Listed Under Subcommittee Draft Roman Number I

Regarding Priorities I, the Subcommittee suggests changing the numbers (1., 2., etc.) to letters. The IPC agreed that this is a good idea.

Priority I.A.: The Subcommittee recommends changing Priority I.1 (I.A.) as follows: Add graduate programs; delete "on all three campuses." The Committee worked with the language of the proposal, but did not reach a final resolution. Proposed Priority I.A. may need to be broadened from the text in the draft.

Priority I.B. The Subcommittee’s draft eliminates reference to learning experiences beyond the classroom. The Provost has reservations about eliminating this language.

One proposal is to leave Priority I.2. from the original MVP as is, and replace Priority I.3. with draft language I.B., which states "Extend leadership development and experiential learning opportunities to all students."

The Subcommittee recommends adding a Planning Priority to "Institutionalize undergraduate research." The full Committee devoted quite a bit of time to discussing the implications of such an addition for the University, and, in particular, for the budget. The issue was not resolved. It was suggested that undergraduate research may be considered a part of experiential learning.

The Subcommittee recommends in I.D. that there be a priority to "Integrate international education with undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs." The Provost pointed out that the deans presently have under review a report prepared by a task force on international education. The language in recommendation I.D. may need to be tightened up.

Draft Priority I.E. The Subcommittee’s I.E. is the same as the original MVP Priority II.4. No change is recommended.

Planning Priorities Listed Under Subcommittee Draft Roman Number II

It was commented that the language "Through Assessment" in Roman Number II may need to be changed. Enough progress has been made on assessment that we may not need to mention it explicitly in the new MVP.

The President has expressed particular interest in wellness and recreation. The Committee discussed whether these topics should be included among the Planning Priorities.

The Subcommittee’s proposed II.B. was discussed. The consensus is that the Subcommittee’s proposal is appropriate.