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February 10, 2011

Academic Council
February 10th, 2011
Library Community Room
3-5 pm

Call to order: 3:09

Attendance:
Business:
J. Post (p), S. Wheeler (a)
Conservatory: F. Hsiao (p), P. Langham (p)
College: M. Bates, (p), S. Giraldez (p), C. Goff (p), M. Hatch (a), J. Lessard (p), J. Lu (p), P. Meyer (p), C. Ostberg (p), L. Rademacher (p), T. Storch (p), C. Vierra (p)
Dental: L. Giusti (a), D. Horlak (p), J. Miles (p)
Education: H. Arnold (p), T. Nelson (p)
Emeriti: R. di Franco (p)
Engineering: H. Estrada (p), C. Lee (p)
Law: G. Caplan (p), W. Jones (p), M. Vitiello (p)
Library: S. Sutton (a)
PHS: S. Carr-Lopez (p), W. Chan (a), T. Little (p), L. Norton (a), C. Peterson (a)
SIS: A. Kanna (p)
ASUOP: tbd
Ex-Officio: P. Eibeck (p), M. Pallavicini (p), B. Gundersen (a)
Observer:  Sarah Mathis, Rich Rojo, Gene Pearson, Rob Alexander

Call to order: 3:04

1. Approval of minutes from the December 9, 2010, M. Bates moved to approve H. Arnold; approved unanimously.

2. Chair’s Report-
A reminder that the all faculty meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 16 at noon in the library community room. Priority scheduling for the spring meeting will rotate between Law and Dental, the fall meeting will be scheduled according to the Stockton schedule. Faculty compensation is the common issue amongst the campuses. On the Stockton campus, the faculty compensation committee reports to Academic Council, while both Law and Dental have their own committees.

A reminder for Pacific's 2nd annual Relay for Life will be held on March 26th and 27th on the DeRosa University Center lawn.  Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society's annual fundraiser to help raise money for cancer research, awareness, and patient services.

Chair Giraldez postponed her report from the Regents meeting until March.

3. Provost Report-
Provost Pallavicini extended her help to any faculty issues, and thanked everyone for the welcome. Next fall, the development for a Academic Strategic Plan will be discussed and faculty input will be requested.

4. President’s Report-
A new master plan was approved by the Regents last month, Pat Cavanaugh will give an update next month. The Regents also approved for the Dugoni School to continue their efforts in looking for a new facility.

President Eibeck approved having a faculty member serve ex-officio on the Beyond our Gates Community Council, the executive board will decide on a representative. The Board of Regents rolled out their own key performance indicators that will be used as metrics for various divisions.

President Eibeck discussed the concern of safety campus, the increase in patrol and security surveillance as well as working with the community and Miracle Mile area to increase safety.

5. Jane Doe Lawsuit Update
Updates regarding the Jane Doe lawsuit were discussed.

6. Approval of New Major- Cultural Anthropology  
The current Anthropology minor was designed to compliment a variety of majors, preparing students for further study in fields that require the abilities to understand and engage with other cultures. Since the minor was approved, 32 students have completed. Many others have expressed an interest in further training in anthropology. Upper divisions Anthropology courses have attracted both anthropology majors and other students looking for electives. No additional faculty will be needed to offer the major. Academic  Affairs has approved the new major. A motion was made to approve the new major; 3 abstentions, motion approved.

7. New Minor-
Public History and Museum Studies
The minor has been approved by Academic Affairs. There is only one other institution in northern California to offer a program in public history. The minor will contribute to Pacific’s mission of offering a student centered education, and will be personalized to students’ needs. The minor will prepare students for a variety of careers or graduate programs in history, such as archive management, public policy research, cultural resources and others. Goals include increases in experiential learning, and expand the ways that the department teaches the historical craft and teaching methods.  No approval needed, informational item.

8. Admissions Report– Rob Alexander 
Rob Alexander provided enrollment projections to Council. The Enrollment Management Team meets weekly to address Stockton campus enrollment and admissions; Institutional Research develops analytics and projection models. The team includes staff from Financial Aid, Admissions, Housing, Registrar, Graduate School, IR, Associate Dean of the College, Dean of Students. Fall enrollments will be finalized after October 1. The Deans will provide updates to program and plans, the Stockton campus enrollments will then be summarized, and new freshmen, transfers and graduate targets are negotiated. Targets are finalized in late November.

9. IPC Report– Gene Pearson 
Gene Pearson reported from IPC their budget recommendations to President Eibeck. IPC’s current approach to budgeting is for the Stockton campus only and has been in an incremental approach. The future approach is under review by the President’s Budget Taskforce. The committee followed the seven strategic priorities: Enhancing the academic enterprise; undertake rigorous development, diversification, and management of resources; initiate Pacific’s development into a Three-City University; establish and communicate Pacific’s core identity; enrich the diversity and inclusivity of the University; serve the communities through partnerships at the local, national, and global levels and expand international competence as a hallmark of Pacific’s education.

The committee reviewed the FY10 and FY11 budget, enrollment projections, the recommend tuition rates, salary, and operational budgets for their decision process. Two forums will be held to obtain feedback and the recommendations will be presented to President Eibeck.

10. Introduce New CIO Malik Rahman 
Academic Council welcomed Malik to the University. As CIO, he will provide technology vision and leadership in the development and implementation of the University-wide information technology programs, and will lead the University in strategic planning for technology and expansion of the University's information systems. Academic Council shared their thoughts on technology improvements: having emails stored longer than 3 months before getting archived; what about moving to Google email accounts like students; updating all software licenses so everyone uses the same version.

11. Adjourned