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February 8 2005

University of the Pacific
Minutes, February 8, 2005
Taylor Conference Room

Call to Order: 2:43

Present: Cavanaugh, Chi, Fries, Gilbertson, Hoverstad, Jacobson, King, Lackey, Meer, Miller, Richmond, Sexton, Sina

Not Present: Brodnick, Dugoni, Ensign, Perro

Special Guest: Roy Bergstrom, Bob Christoffersen, Lisa Dobbins, David Schmidt

Minutes: Minutes of the January 11 meeting were approved.

Standing Reports:

Gilbertson distributed a data sheet to clarify where Pacific is in regard to part-time/full-time 2004 faculty.

King announced that Pacific Basketball will be nationally televised on ESPN February 19 (Texas El Paso, 9:00pm) and on ESPN2 February 26 (Cal State Northridge, 8:00pm).

Current Agenda Items:

Budget Presentation: Dental School

 Christoffersen presented the following goals:

  • Commitment to Excellence
    • August 28, 2004, School of Dentistry renamed Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.
    • Campaign goal to raise $50,000,000 by June 30, 2005.
    • Building of the new West Wing
      • Enlarge and modernize teaching clinics
      • Expand parking
      • Build a multifunctional education facility
      • Build a professional development center
      • Expand student housing
      • Upgrade biomedical research facilities
  • New Market in Professional Education
    • New courses in Cosmetic Dentistry and Implants (Stockton campus)
    • Specially designed courses for dentists from abroad
    • 150 hour online course for Registered Dental Hygienists in Alternate Practice
  • Contain Cost of Dental Education

Christoffersen also mentioned that there is no tuition discount at the Dental School and that Pacific is ranked number one in the country in terms of sticker price.

Budget Presentation: Student Life

Sina outlined the three priorities of focus:

  1. International Programs and Services
    a. Study Abroad
    b. Services for International and Domestic Students
  2. Orientation
  3. Career Resource Center

Schmidt discussed the strategic goals within a five year plan:

  • Renovate Study Abroad Program
  • Provide seamless international student/scholar support
  • Increase international student enrollment
  • Establish an Advisory Group made up of former study abroad participants
  • Establish an International Club and an International Student Advisory Board
  • Establish extramural grants and funding opportunities
  • Explore development opportunities
  • Create an international student alumni database

In order to study abroad, students should have a GPA of 2.5-2.75. Currently, Pacific has 140 students studying abroad and Europe is the most popular location.

To help better the process of student orientation in the summer months, Sina suggested a stipend be given to those faculty who participate in advising.

Next meeting: February 22, 2005, 3-5pm

Meeting adjourned at 4:34