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September 18 2002

University of the Pacific
Institutional Priorities Committee
Minutes, September 18, 2002
3:00-5:00 , Taylor Conference Room, Library

IPC Members Present: Gilbertson (Chair), Brodnick, Hewitt, Hoverstad, King, Meer, Oppenheimer, Perro, Sina, Spreer, and Stark.

The meeting was convened by the Chair at 3:10 p.m. Minutes from the September 11th meeting were approved as distributed. Attempts to secure the minutes from the September 4th meeting had been unsuccessful and it is feared they are lost forever.

Old Business

  • Updates to the Budget Assumptions summary for FY2004 and 2005 were noted
  • The edited Academic and Unit Program Review scheduled was reviewed. A suggestion was made to add a reviews of the Alumni and Parent Programs department in FY2004 and the Development department in FY2007
  • Mr. Hewitt asked whether it is appropriate for the Program Review process itself to be reviewed to determine whether the value of the results gathered from all of the individual reviews is worth the effort invested. The Provost noted that the Academic Affairs Committee, chaired by Mr. Hoverstad, will discuss how to assess changes recommended by the Program Review process. The Provost then requested that the final edited copy of the schedule by posted to IPC's website
New Business
  • The Provost then called on Mr. Brodnick to orient the Committee on a Powerpoint presentation that Mr. Brodnick is finalizing on the metrics his department gathers, evaluates, and distributes to the campus. Specific attention was given to measures of resources expended by units on educational costs; courses taught; enrollment projections, faculty retirement projections (and the implications of same); curriculum growth; and the cost allocation model.
  • Mr. Oppenheimer praised the data and presentation. Ms. Stark asked whether this information is currently being reviewed by the Deans. The Provost noted that it is and that the data is especially important given the University's growth (that which has already been realized as well as that which is planned).
There being no additional business to come before the Committee, the meeting was adjourned at 4:00 p.m.

Jonathan Meer, Scribe for the Day