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December 6 2005

University of the Pacific
Minutes, December 6, 2005
Library Community Room

Call to Order: 2:08

Present: Brodnick, Cavanaugh, Chi, Ensign, Frederick, Gilbertson, King, Kreitzman, Miller, Pearson, Perro, Sexton, Sina, Spreer, Vierra

Not Present: Brennan, Byl, Royce-Davis

Special Guest: Sondra Roeuny, Director of Performance Management

Minutes: Minutes of the November 29 meeting were reviewed, revised and approved.

Standing Reports: With the approval of the University's radio station, KUOP, the station will maintain in continuous operation through April by which time the station should be sold.

Spreer brought up the issue of faculty/staff housing assistance. With the housing market at it's present level, the need is critical. The assistance would also help lure good people into the area.

Current Agenda Items:

Performance Management System

Sondra Roeuny came to Pacific in August 2005 to evaluate the performance of the University as compared to it's peers. She presented four determining factors used in the evaluation:

  • Current State - managing for results
  • What is the Balanced Scorecard? - enables alignment throughout the organization and translate its MVP
  • Balanced Scorecard Development at a Glance  - perspectives and  process overview
  • Current Progress - support services

Process overview:

  • Mission & Vision - What is our purpose? Where do we want to go?
  • Strategic themes - What is important to us as we strive to fulfill our purpose?
  • Outcomes stakeholder, process, learning, & financial - What are the desired results we must achieve?
  • Performance measures - How will we know if we are making progress?
  • Initiatives/action plans - What must we do to achieve our desired results 

Also, scheduling an internal audit can bring about a common framework to determine how the University is doing.

Program Review Recommendations for Computer Science

Gilbertson asked the Committee to review the recommendations for the Computer Information System Program (CIS) before the President's final decision. Two major reasons for the possible ending of the program are:

  1. Accreditation site visit - the evaluation from the panel concluded that the CIS program was not an accredited program
  2. Recommendations of an external panel, three deans, and a program review report

The Computer Science Department has been asked to evaluate and make changes to the program. The creation of 3 or 4 new concentrations is in the works. Actual courses will be deleted and some faculty will retire early. An increase in student fees is critical along with increased funding support and increased University support.

FY07 Macro Budget

Perro presented the FY07 tuition rate based on 800 new freshman. Adjustments have been made in most areas. Ground breaking for the Biology Building will begin in 2007 and for the Student Center in 2008.

Next meeting: December 13, 2005, 2-4pm

Meeting adjourned at 3:48