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March 18 2004

University of the Pacific
Minutes, March 18, 2004
Taylor Conference Room

Call to Order: 3:12

Present: Brodnick, Cavanaugh, Chi, Ensign, Gilbertson, Hoverstad, Jacobson, Meer, Perro, Spreer

Not Present:  Hanyak, King, Miller, Olson, Richmond, Sina

Minutes: Minutes of the March 4, meeting were reviewed, revised and approved.

Standing Reports:

Meer reported that to date there are already 2,193 alumni donors for the Stockton campus. Last years total as of June 30 was 2,762. Meer is confident that with approximately 1,000 contributions needed by June 30, 2004 we will achieve this year's goal. 

Current Agenda Items:

Summary Conversations Regarding the FY05 Budget

Gilbertson stated that a staff member from the Admissions office will be positioned in the Registrar's office to handle the duties of the degree audit position.

He mentioned that the safety issues have been discussed thoroughly. 

Gilbertson also said that the issue of charging an online application fee is still on the table and that the President seems to be inclined to approve.

He noted that the President has stressed the use of the 8 priorities in the decision making of the final budget recommendations.

Spreer mentioned that athletic students frequently receive Cal Grant aid at a 75% discount rate.

Ensign discussed the importance of Cross Cultural training. She stressed the need for professional consultants. Gilbertson said the part time clerk position in Athletics will be reallocated for this initiative.

Formulate Final Recommendations

Cavanaugh distributed a handout of the Recommendations for FY 2005 Budget. He has asked that all members of the committee review and present comments as soon as possible for distribution next week.

IPC recommended that $15,900 funds from the PT clerk position requested by athletics be used to fund the cross-cultural training.

Program Review Recommendations for Modern Languages, Philosophy, Religious Studies and Speech and Language Pathology

Gilbertson stated that program review for Classics will not be complete until recommendations in the three Humanities departments are submitted. He also mentioned that Speech and Language Pathology has a need to develop better programs for graduate student research.  

Next meeting: March 25, 2004

Meeting adjourned at 4:45