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February 14, 2008

Academic Council Meeting
Minutes of February 14, 2008
University of the Pacific

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences,
Health Sciences Learning Center, Room 110

Attendance:

Business: S. Joseph (p), L. Bangsund (p)
Conservatory: D. Ebbers (p), F. Rose (p)
College: M. Bates (a), L. Fox (p), S. Giraldez (a), B. Klunk (p), L. Koehler (a), D. Maxwell (a), C. Vierra (a), K. Whittington (a), Z. Zhou (a)
Dental: R. Cohan (a), B. Lundergan (p) J. Miles (p)
Education: D. Brennan (p), R. Oprandy (p)
Emeriti: R. di Franco (p)
Engineering: B. Ford (p), C.W. Lee (p)
Law: W. Jones (p), E. Telfeyan (a), K. Yelpaala (p)
Library: C. Hsieh (a)
Pharmacy: T. Little (p), J. Livesey (a), M. Susca (a), C. Wilson (a)
SIS: S. Sample (p)
ASUOP: J. Foster (p)
Ex-Officio: P. Gilbertson (p), B. Gundersen (p), D. McNiel (p), J. Post (p) H. Trexler (p)
Guests: Rob Brodnick, Ron Cook, Mike Doherty, Edgar Escalante, Larry Frederick, Gary Martin, Jim Phillips, Jim Uchizno

1. Welcome
Chair Lydia Fox called the meeting to order at 3:07.

2. Approval of Minutes
The minutes of December 13, 2007 meeting were approved as submitted.

3. Chair's Report
Chair Fox thanked Dean Oppenheimer and the School of Pharmacy for hosting the meeting. An overview of the January Board of Regents meeting was given, topics included; undergraduate research funding, the Chambers Technology Center, the status of the Community Involvement Program, and tuition increases, which have been fairly moderate to other competitive schools. In June, the Board of Regents will have a retreat will to discuss a long term plan for setting tuition increases. Dr. Jongeward was commended for recently alerting police, who prevented the theft of tools at the Biology construction site, over the weekend.

4. Provost's Report
Provost Gilbertson recognized ASUOP President Josh Foster for being named by uSA Today as one of the top 60 US College students. The Provost updated Council on the Dean searches for both the Library and Conservatory. The Board of Regents authorized the University to engage in preparing a bond application, for funding to complete two new construction projects; one being the John T. Chambers Technology Center and the Janssen-Lagorio Multipurpose Center. The Regents also reviewed a Housing Plan. It included a projection of housing needs for the next 20 years and current housing challenges. The goal is to move toward apartment/suite style residence halls. The Provost thanked faculty for their continuing efforts to increase student enrollment. Faculty and staff were encouraged to promote students, as well as others, to be politically active; noting any official University entity must remain non-partisan in the election season.

5. Consideration of items from Academic Affairs
The College: self-designed major
Motion: F. Rose moved, B. Klunk seconded, (1) abstention, motion carried.
Engineering: change in minimum number of units
Gary Martin gave a brief explanation and answered any questions.
Motion: F. Rose moved, D. Ebbers seconded, Motion carried unanimously.
Geosciences: department name change
Chair Fox gave a brief explanation and answered any questions.
Motion: F. Rose moved, B. Oprandy seconded, Motion carried unanimously.
SIS: new majors: International Relations, Global Studies, Development and Cultural Change, and International Affairs and Commerce
Motion: S. Sample moved, D. Ebbers seconded, to approve the four new majors, the motion was amended to include the deletion of the existing major (pending submission of the appropriate paperwork to Academic Affairs), Motion carried unanimously.

6. Consideration of the WASC Proposal
Rob Brodnick informed Council of the two stages of review. Any changes or suggestions to the Proposal should be submitted to committee members by February 29th. After the proposal has been approved, the formation of the steering committee will take place.

7. IT Policies: Implementation of Network Attached Security Policy
Larry Frederick, CIO, Ron Cook, Edgar Escalante and Jim Phillips discussed the policies and answered any questions. Impulse has been put in place and tested successfully. Faculty expressed concern about computer privacy and how IT policies are approved, after some discussion Council will look into these concerns.

8. Innovative Initiative Report: Center for Digital Media and the Arts (CDMA)
Professor Mike Doherty gave a presentation on the Center for Digital Media and Arts. Questions were raised including; funding, appropriate place for program, administrative support. Would the center fall into the College, would the Conservatory and Engineering have control? The Provost noted if there was no Dean to overview the program, it would be harder to sustain the Initiative.

9. Adjournment
Chair Fox adjourned the meeting at 5:04 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Victoria Oliva,
Academic Council Secretary