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May 8 2007

University of the Pacific
Minutes, May 8, 2007
Library Community Room

Call to Order: 2:06 p.m.

Present: Brodnick, Byl, Cox, Dobbs, Dodson, Gilbertson, Itaya, Lackey, Spreer

Not Present: Cavanaugh, Ellison, Ensign, Frederick, Griego, King, Leland, Perrott, Schmidt

Special Guests: Jean Purnell, Mike Rogers

Minutes: Minutes of the April 17th meeting were reviewed and approved.

Standing Reports:

Current Agenda Items:

PR15 Values and Outcomes Mapping
Rogers presented Outcomes of Core and Aspirational Values from surveys from College Student Expreiences Questionnaire (CSEQ), The Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI), National Survey of Student Engagement (NSEE), Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE), HEDS Senior and Alumni Surveys and HERI Faculty Survey.Institutional Research will continue to assess each year. The data will be documented in detail so there may be comparisons overtime. Gilbertson raised the important question of what are our university-wide learning objectives are? Should we be setting specific goals for student learning outcomes over the next several years in regards to our aspirations?

WASC Community Inventory Results and Proposal Discussion
Purnell provided an overview of WASC's Review Processes. At the WASC conference the team decided to focus on strategic planning approach. Brodnick explained the structure and mapping between the Institutional Capacity Review and Education Effectiveness Review and our six commitments. Rogers explained the details of the survey themselves. Overall, the outcomes were reassuring and consistent as have been discussed in many other committees.

Next steps for the proposal are to finalize work plan, timetable, budget and assignments. Then will draft a proposal for community review, propose a larger self-study, steering committee and then submit a proposal in Fall 2007.

Purnell distributed a WASC Visiting Team Report, dated 2000. The report had suggestions, recommendations and commendations regarding the university in 2000. A few examples in the report were, Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes, Assessing Faculty and Staff Quality, Library and Information Technology.

FY08 Innovation Planning and Budget
Reviewed line-by-line and provided a brief explanation or purpose of the Innovation Initiatives.


Meeting adjourned at 4:12 p.m.

Next meeting: Tuesday, May 22, 2007, 2 - 4 p.m. in the Community Conference Room.