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November 14, 2002

Academic Council Meeting
Minutes of November 14, 2002
University of the Pacific - Stockton Campus

Business: R. Hoverstad (p), N. Peery (p)
Conservatory: J. DeHaan (a), F. Wiens (p)
COP: B. Beal (p), D. Borden (p), C. Dobbs (p), B. Klunk (p), C. Kramer (p), P. Meyer (p), C. Ostberg (p), L. Spreer (a), D. Tedards (a), K. Whittington (p)
Dental: D. Castagna (a), R. Cohan (p), J. Levy (a), B. Peltier (a)
Education: M. Draheim (p), P. Hensley (a)
Emeriti: G. Blum (p)
Engineering: A. Fernandez (a), D. Turpin (p)
Law: F. Galves (p), W. Jones (p), G. Scully (p)
Library: L. Knight (p), R. Ray (p)
Pharmacy: R. Abood (p), S. Smith-Stubblefield (a), D. Umphred (p)
SIS: C. Smith (p)
Students: A. Hudson (p), TBD (a)
Ex-Officio: D. Brennan (p), R. Brittin (a), A. Freedman (a), P. Gilbertson (p), J. Gonsier-Gerdin (a), B. Gundersen (a), K. Hatschek (a), C. Hawbaker (a), J. Herche (a), R. Koper (a), T. Kuhlman (a), T. Kulisch (a), T. Nelson (a), J. Sprankling (a), R. Sylvester (p), J. Preisser (a), J. Purnell (p)
Guests: Wendy Armagnac, Trent Allen, Greg Anderson, Gene Pearson, Cecilia Rodriguez, Chris Snell, Rob Brodnick

Chair Becky Beal called the meeting to order at 3:02 p.m.

1. Approval of Minutes
Motion: Simalee Smith-Stubblefield moved, Cynthia Dobbs seconded to approve the minutes of October 10, 2002. Motion unanimously approved

2. Chair's Report
Brief statement about the vision of the Academic Council: it addresses important issues of concern to the university and the faculty; moreover, it provides a forum for faculty to become more informed about different areas of the university. Thus, in addition to business and action items, the Council agenda regularly includes conversations with university administrators and officers. The Capital Campaign is scheduled for public announcement in April 2003. Chair Beal recommended the faculty become involved. Notes from Faculty Forum on Promotion and Tenure were handed out for review. A brief discussion followed regarding the make up of the Promotion and Tenure Committee, touching on these points:

  • faculty representation - should junior faculty and non-tenure faculty sit on the committee as non-voting members?
  • lack of communication to faculty, how does information get back to junior faculty?
  • the role of Academic Council.
  • scope of the Promotion & Tenure Committee's review.

Beal requested Council representatives consult with unit colleagues in preparation for further discussions and action on the topic.

3. Provost's Report
Council will be reviewing the academic division Planning and Budget Priorities and presenting its recommendations to IPC. Gilbertson reiterated the importance of the Capital Campaign and the participation of the faculty and staff.

4. IPC Report
Hoverstad reported that IPC has begun hearing budget presentations for '03-'04 (OISR, Athletics, Student Life, Advancement, Business & Finance). VP Cavanaugh has presented a first, tentative budget projection for 2003-04 and will provide updated projections during the course of the budget process.

5. Conversation with Cecilia Rodriguez, University Registrar
Rodriguez distributed information on the role of the Registrar. She briefed Council on the scope of responsibility, what the Registrar is held accountable for: the registration process and related functions, the official recorder and keeper of student records, enrollment certification, athletic eligibility, and advising/degree audit/graduation/commencement (see attached).

6. Conversation with Chris Snell About Salary Compensation Plan
Snell presented the data packet given to the Council of Deans for final approval. This salary comparison is compiled from information gathered thru CUPA from all western, non-Division 1, 4-year institutions. Information packet contains a 3-year model broken down by rank. (see handout for specific figures)

7. Conversation with Rick Cohen, Update on University Compensation Committee
Cohen briefed Council on retirement plans and the status of investments in stock.s. He stated that TIAA/CREF will be offering new options around the first of the year. Cohen distributed a packet of information containing several newsletters and articles with information on stocks and retirement plans.

8. Conversation with Gene Pearson About the Identity Project
The purpose of the Project is to develop an identity that unifies Pacific's presentation of itself to internal and external audiences through the development of four different objectives:

  1. A positioning statement or statements for the University.
  2.  Key messages that will help to unify the verbal presentation of the University.
  3. An image or mark that can be used by all schools and departments of the University to unify the visual presentation of the University.
  4. An imaging and key messages guide for all University publications
  5. Three different logos created by Pentagram for the University are accessible for comment via the web at use pacific as login and password. See handout for all information on specific results from research.

9. Other Business
AP/IB Policy Recommendations for action:
A) The University of the Pacific grants 4 semester units of general academic credit toward graduation for AP examination scores of 3 or above and IB examination scores of 4 or above as reported to the University on behalf of admitted and enrolled students. Specific course credit within the University General Education program, however, will not be granted to students with only an AP score of 3 or an IB score of 4.

B) AP and IB units granted general academic credit toward graduation and counted for specific course credit by individual schools or colleges within a student's major will not add to the maximum number of units the University allows students to take within a given major.

C) When college-lever courses taken prior to or during enrollment at the University duplicate or repeat the content of AP/IB credit/units granted toward graduation, students will not receive academic credit for both.
Motion: Newman Peery moved, Cynthia Dobbs seconded to accept and endorse the AP/IB Course Credit recommendations. Motion approved with one abstention

10. Adjournment

Motion: Ron Hoverstad moved, Andrew Hudson seconded to adjourn. Motion unanimously approved. Meeting adjourned at 5:10 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,
Ana T. Orellana, Academic Council Secretary