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September 7 1999

University of the Pacific
Institutional Priorities Committee
Minutes
September 7, 1999

Taylor Conference Room, University Library

IPC Members Present: Benedetti, Borlik, Brock, Cavanaugh, Chambers, Fletcher, Fox, Gilbertson (Chair), Gluskin, Krueger-Devine, Myers, Oppenheimer.

Meeting convened by Chair at 3:10 p.m. in the Taylor Conference Room.

I.      Minutes of the August 31, 1999 meeting were distributed and approved as corrected below.

  1. Dental school provides over "one million" dollars in unrenumerated care rather than "71 million."
  2. Change wording from "non-academic units" to "academic support units" under Operating Budget Section.
II.      Announcement: All students who were housed in the Student Health Center have now been placed in regular housing units.
  1. Since Student Life has taken over the Baun Fitness Center and intramural sports, student utilization has increased significantly. Student Life will be presenting to IPC plans to increase recreational (fitness) programs. This request will include a Director of Student Recreation. This is a high priority for the President.

III.    Discussion on Planning & Budget Assumptions & Recommendations:

  1. Enrollment: While determining capacity, which was done by academic units, it is essential to factor in infrastructure limitations.
  2. Tuition & Fees:
  • Significance of statement is that it allows the University to move off a CPI index for tuition increases and allows for alternative models of tuition assignments. This would include differential tuition for graduate and professional programs (current wisdom is that all undergraduate programs would have the same tuition). IPC recommends that this be returned to COD for discussions on the process that should be developed to determine which units, if any, would charge a differential tuition and how the excess funds would be allocated.
  • Change "student ability" to "student academic ability" - Approved
  1. Gift Income:
    • The term "% of alumni giving" should read "Alumni donors will increase to 20% of alumni by FY2002."
  2. Unit Operations Budget: No changes
  3. Operating Reserve: No changes
  4. Faculty/Staff Compensation: Current statement should be expanded to reflect all campuses and a general statement should state, "Compensation for faculty and staff should be competitive."

IV.    Discussion on Planning Guidelines: The National Panels will use these guidelines as assumptions for discussion and input.

  1. Planning Priorities: No changes
  2. Priorities for Resource Allocation:

2b: "The University will continue to place a high priority on investments in academic information technology, marketing, increased competitiveness in faculty and staff compensation, and fund raising."

2c (New): The University will further address the plans to continue to strengthen, repair, and upgrade existing facilities in conjunction with the development of new facilities. Additionally, the University will initiate a review of and, if appropriate, will augment selected units’ Pharmacy & Health Sciences operating budgets.

  1. Revenue Generation: No change
  2. Diversity: Change "improving" to "increasing."

Next meeting we need to discuss the Campus Master Plan with special attention to: priorities of buildings, policies for classroom use, parking, and landscaping.

Meeting adjourned at 5:00 p.m.