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September 18 2003

University of the Pacific
Minutes, September 18, 2003
Taylor Conference Room

Call to Order: 2:05

Present: Brodnick, Cavanaugh, Chi, Ensign, Gilbertson, Hanyak, Hoverstad, Jacobson, Jones, King, Meer, Olson, Perro, Richmond, Sina, Spreer

Not Present: Miller

Guests: President DeRosa, Art Dugoni, Peter Meyer

Minutes: Minutes of the September 4 meeting were not reviewed.

Standing Reports:

Current Agenda Items:

President's Report on MVP Priorities

DeRosa discussed the top eight priorities for the University in the near future.

  1. Identify and promote hallmarks of teaching, scholarship and learning excellence in the College of the Pacific and in each professional school.
  2. Expand the commitment to diversifying students, faculty, and staff.
  3. Develop and implement marketing plans to emphasize national and international student recruitment and to elevate institutional visibility.
  4. Advance the integration of information technology into curricular, co-curricular and administrative programs.
  5. Refine and implement a comprehensive facilities and maintenance plan, with special attention to academic buildings, residence halls, and recreation space.
  6. Implement a cost-effective enrollment plan that emphasizes selectivity and improved retention.
  7. Increase financial support for endowments and facilities.
  8. Improve alumni and annual giving.

Dental School Environmental Scan

Dugoni presented an overview of the Dental School for 2003 with implications for the future.

  • Pacific has the only 3-year dental program in the nation.
  • It has the 5th largest applicant pool in the nation this year with 1,923 applications.
  • Out of 56 schools, Pacific ranked 3rd in perceptual ability, 6th in academic average, and 7th in total science.
  • The licensure success rate at Pacific is 96% compared to 55% nationally.
  • Issues facing dental education include: student indebtedness, governmental support, aging facilities, licensure, faculty retirement and recruitment, and access to care.

Next Meeting: October 2, 2003

The Committee adjourned at 3:59