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May 16 2002

University of the Pacific
Institutional Priorities Committee
Minutes, May 16, 2002
Taylor Conference Room, Library

Members Present: Benedetti, Cavanaugh, Gilbertson, KruegerDevine, Lundergan, Meer, Olson, Oppenheimer, Sina, Spreer, Stark

Guests: Brodnick, Perro

The meeting was convened by the Chair.

It was established that no one had taken minutes at the last meeting. KruegerDevine and Spreer will pull together their notes.

Chair Gilbertson has not heard from Lynn King re: the Athletics program review.

A typed version of final revisions to the MVP statement is not yet available.

Gilbertson has asked the Cabinet to set the administrative retreat schedule.

Benedetti is still working on a recommendation re: COP course fees.

Summer Meeting Schedule

It was agreed that one-hour meetings, from 11:00-12:00, would suffice during the summer. Members had received a schedule of summer dates prior to the meeting.

2004/05 Budget Calendar and Assumptions & Planning Guidelines

Brodnick and Perro have drafted some instructions and examples to accompany the IPC Planning and Budget Requests form. Copies were distributed for review and discussion at the next meeting.

Cavanaugh raised the question of IPC's role in the Law and Dental schools' budgeting processes. After discussion, it was agreed that presentations of the Law and Dental budgets should be scheduled during the last two weeks in February, before the Committee's final recommendations to the President.

Revisions to the Budget Assumptions and Planning Guidelines were suggested and discussed in detail. There was agreement that last sentence in Item c, Priorities for Resource Allocation, (re: review and augmentation of operating budgets) should be a separate item and that the priorities should be re-ordered.

Campus Lighting

Olson presented a request for funds to increase lighting in the parking lots as soon as possible, particularly in Zone 2 where there have been a number of burglaries and auto thefts. Cavanaugh noted that most of the year-end surplus has already been allocated and that there has been recent budget pressure in the form of worker's comp. claims. The Committee recommended improving Zone 2 lighting to the degree possible with available year-end funds.

Next meeting: May 23.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:00 p.m.