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October 14, 2008

University of the Pacific - IPC
Minutes, October 14, 2008
Library Community Conference Room

Call to Order: 2:06 p.m.

Present: Brodnick, Burk, Dodson, Frederick, Gilbertson, Gong, Griego, Klunk, Krise, Lackey, Lindo,
Rose, Swagerty
Not Present:
  Cavanaugh, King, Leland, Perrot, Schmidt

Special Guest:
Dan Shipp, Stacey Turk

Minutes: Minutes of September 9th meeting approved as distributed.

Announcements: Cabinet met yesterday and discussed retention and recruitment of students due to the economic conditions. Financial Aid Office discourages third party loans and we have shifted our outside student loans from 28% to 5% in recent years. Even though the economy is in a slump, Pacific is fortunate we are not dependant on endowments as some privates are and the bond capacity of the university. The Board had originally approved $27M last April for the Technology Center, Lance Legario Sports Center, possible renovation of Knoles Hall, housing at the Law School and sprinklers at the Dental School. We may need to reduce from the $27M to $16M to maintain our bond rating due to the fluctuating bond markets.

Review and Finalize SAP:
The SAP is now on the web. The SAP document is scheduled to update every, early Fall in conjunction with the reports back on the Program Planning process before we start the budget requests coming this November. The VP of each unit will suggest updates each year in the annual cycle.

McGeorge School of Law Program Review:  This review came on the cusp of their American Bar Association (ABA) and Association of American Law Schools (AALS) reports. This well written report provides the themes, the goals, and the language are all well integrated between diversifying revenue, focusing on diversity, international issues, collaboration and residential learning.

Student Life Leadership and Involvement:  Student Life had two program reviews, Student Life Counseling Services and Student Leadership and Involvement. Among key outcomes are the need for a definition for leadership at Pacific and how to follow with development programs. Additional staffing for the evening hours of the DeRosa University Center and need a psychologist for the Cowell Center are both very much needed. The Master Calendar has been launched. Go to 'events' in our A to Z directory.

CPCE: CPCE's Program Review primarily focuses on program issues. The two goals are how to build capacity of classes and generate more revenue. Another outcome of the review is increasing CPCE's operating budget to hire an Assistant Director. This will allow connecting with the community to create and offer more classes.

  The Program Review relied on a draft of the panel report and from reports from multiple teams of consultants in the past two years. Many of the suggested actions have already been taken and a new Associate Provost had recently been hired to complete other recommendation action steps to build enrollment capacity at Pacific.

3:52 p.m.