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October 11 2005

University of the Pacific
Minutes, October 11, 2005
Library Community Room

Call to Order: 2:08

Present: Brennan, Chi, Frederick, Gilbertson, Kreitzman, Lackey, Miller, Perro, Royce-Davis, Sexton, Spreer, Vierra

Not Present: Brodnick, Byl, Cavanaugh, Ensign, King, Sina

Minutes: Minutes of the September 27 meeting were reviewed, corrected, and approved.

Standing Reports:

Current Agenda Items:

Discussion of Core and Aspirational Values

Gilbertson presented a one-page summary of the core and aspirational values developed at the Council of Deans retreat in June 2005. Four basic kinds of values were discussed:

  1. Core; rarely if ever compromised
  2. Aspirational; needed for the future but currently lacking
  3. Permission-to-play; minimum standards
  4. Accidental; unplanned and serendipitous

The values were presented to representatives of academic units and student life from three campuses at a retreat on October 8, 2005 with the following five questions:

  1. Is the list basically on target?
  2. Are there any values omitted? Which?
  3. Are there any to be deleted? Which?
  4. Should any values move to the other list? Which?
  5. What suggestions do you have for use of these two lists in the planning process?
Original List, June 2005 Amended List from Academic Retreat, October 2005
Core ValuesCore Values
Close student-faculty interactionClose student-faculty interaction
Sense of community and mutual respectSense of community and mutual respect
Personalized learning environmentPersonalized learning environment
Experiential learningPassion for teaching and learning
DiversityCommunity engagement
Passion for teaching and learningStudent centeredness
Scholarly climate 
Community engagement 
Aspirational Values  Aspirational Values
Student centerednessAcademic distinctiveness
Integration of liberal and professional learningInnovativeness
Preparing responsible leaders as change agentsLearning centeredness
Academic distinctivenessExperiential learning
InnovativenessIntegration of liberal and professional learning
 Scholarly climate balanced with teaching
 Collaborative learning
 Global consciousness
 Preparing responsible leaders
 Lifetime learning and connection to Pacific

The committee generally supported the resulting values with extended discussion.

Next meeting: October 25, 2005, 2-4pm

Meeting adjourned at 3:38