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February 28 2006

University of the Pacific
Minutes, February 28, 2006
Library Community Room

Call to Order: 2:06

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

Not Present: Brodnick, Leland

Special Guests: Robert Murta, Director Financial Administration, McGeorge Law School

Minutes: Minutes of the February 14 meeting were reviewed, corrected, and approved.

Standing Reports:

King mentioned that Pacific could be the #1 seed in basketball again this year if the team wins one out of the next two games.

A safety report is being finalized by ASUOP, announced Kreitzman.

Current Agenda Items:

Law Budget Recommendations

Lackey reported that currently, law school applications are down 9.4% nationally and down 10.5% in the far west. Enrollment at McGeorge is planned to decrease in the 2006-07 academic year, although applications have increased .8%. The tuition increase last year was 6.5% while this year it is 5.5%. Tuition costs for 2006-07 will be $32,832 for day students and $21,828 for students attending at night. Compensation for faculty, +3.5%; for staff, +3.0%. Most of the operating budget for 2006-07 will go toward academics.

Business & Finance Budget Recommendations

Six issues were presented by Cavanaugh:

  • Expansion of 1 person in the One-card office
  • Vehicle replacement in Support Services
  • Benefits administration analyst in Human Resources
  • Environmental Health & Safety Assistant
  • Student account/collections staff
  • Functional Analyst

Athletics Budget Recommendations

The following are FY07 requests presented by King:

  • Two full scholarships for women's soccer
  • Two full scholarships to be divided among women's water polo, women's swimming, and women's field hockey
  • Graduate assistant for men's and women's swimming
  • Graduate assistant for human performance
  • Operations budget increase

OIT Budget Recommendations

Budget expenses for FY07 presented by Frederick are as follows:

  • Keeping current systems and server operational, including the cost of licenses and upgrades.
  • Keeping current systems safe and well managed, including beginning to address the recommendations of the external auditors, security enhancements, change control and disaster recovery.
  • Enhancing strategic decision making through advanced reporting and data access (mid-year FY07).
  • Enhancing teaching and learning by introducing ePortfolios to Pacific.

A brief summary of academic facilities improvements was given by Gilbertson. Fifteen new smart classrooms were developed over the last 5 years and three additional will be developed in 2005-06. Refreshing of the equipment in smart classrooms is also needed. A list of areas with deferred maintenance has been compiled: chemistry and biology buildings, Sears 114, hallways in Owen Hall, change style of desks and chairs in WPC to enhance capacity, remove mismatched and broken furnishings, to list a few.

Next meeting: March 7, 2006, 2-4pm

Meeting adjourned at 4:18