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.
Current Agenda Items:
President's Report on MVP Priorities
DeRosa discussed the top eight priorities for the University in the near future.
- Identify and promote hallmarks of teaching, scholarship and learning excellence in the College of the Pacific and in each professional school.
- Expand the commitment to diversifying students, faculty, and staff.
- Develop and implement marketing plans to emphasize national and international student recruitment and to elevate institutional visibility.
- Advance the integration of information technology into curricular, co-curricular and administrative programs.
- Refine and implement a comprehensive facilities and maintenance plan, with special attention to academic buildings, residence halls, and recreation space.
- Implement a cost-effective enrollment plan that emphasizes selectivity and improved retention.
- Increase financial support for endowments and facilities.
- 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