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September 13 2001

University of the Pacific
Institutional Priorities Committee
Minutes, September 13, 2001
Taylor Conference Room

Attending: Brock, Gilbertson (Chair), King, Kramer, KruegerDevine, Lundergan, Meer, Olson, Oppenheimer, Sina, Stark



  1. Minutes: The September 6, 2001 minutes were approved as read.


  2. Announcements: The Provost led a brief discussion regarding the recent national tragedy, which has occurred in recent days. He announced that a follow-up campus-wide forum on our national tragedy would take place on Monday, September 17, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. in the Faye Spanos Concert Hall. Faculty, students and community members are invited to participate.


  3. Reports: Update Report on IPC Funding of Initiatives - Vice-President for Student Life, Julie Sina and Vice-President for Institutional Advancement, Jonathan Meer distributed to IPC updates on IPC funding of Student Life and Advancement initiatives. Provost Gilbertson and Vice President for Business & Finance, Patrick Cavanaugh will distribute their updates at the next meeting. Discussion of this item will continue at the next meeting.


  4. Continuing Issues:


    1. Discussion


    2. Differential tuition/course fees – The Provost announced that the sub-committee on differential tuition/course fees has had its first meeting. Tania Walden has agreed to chair the sub-committee. The Provost indicated that the sub-committee if fully aware of the importance of the task that they are undertaking.


    3. PHS scholarship reallocation – Committee members reviewed the proposal and a discussion was held. Phase out of the tuition discount entitlement scholarship program will enable various reallocations of the funds. Further explanation of Pharmacy Operations Budget Enhancement s will be provided in a follow-up report. Discussion on this proposal will continue at the next meeting.


    4. Program Review – The Proposed Program Review Recommendations for the College of Pacific's Department of Sociology and Department of Theatre Arts were discussed.
    College of the Pacific – Department of Sociology

    The Provost indicated that the Department of Sociology has made great strides in their efforts to define their curriculum, student expectations and to reach national norms. The formation of the Jacoby Center for Community and Regional Studies is an important part of this department. Further discussion will continue at the next meeting after members of IPC look at the IRO/Assessment. www1.pacific.edu/iro. College of the Pacific – Theatre Arts

    There needs to be collaboration between the Arts, which means there must be three strong programs that compliment each other.

    It was suggested that recommendations should include some sort of a statement such as “until there is complete analysis regarding Theatre Arts, including a more detail analysis of costs, and impact on the Conservatory, there cannot be a decision made on this program recommendation at this time.”

    It should also be noted that the College & Dean are willing to meet the goals of the Theatre Arts Department to achieve professional accreditation, which would include adding a full-time position in Theatre and one full-time position in Dance by reallocating funds from other faculty positions in other College Departments to Theatre Arts. External funding will be necessary in order to achieve these goals. Further discussion will take place at the next meeting.


  5. New Issues


    1. Discussion


  6. “Next Level” Indicators – continued


  7. FY01 Budget Increase Allocations –

Provost Gilbertson indicated to IPC that the Regents Finance Committee has approved the FY01 one-time allocations, which were discussed at the previous meeting, – no further discussion will take place on this item.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:10 p.m.