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September 21 1999

University of the Pacific
Institutional Priorities Committee
September 21, 1999

Finance Center Conference Room

Present: Gilbertson (chair), Borlik, Brock, Cavanaugh, Chambers, Fletcher, Fox, Gluskin, KruegerDevine, Myers, Oppenheimer.

Not attending; Benedetti.

The minutes of the meeting of September 14, 1999 were approved as amended.

Provost’s Reports: The provost indicated that the IPC Planning and Budget Assumptions and Recommendations for FY 2001 and 2002 are nearly ready for distribution.

Discussion Items: The Committee discussed the program review recommendations for the Benerd School of Education and the Eberhardt School of Business. Further discussion will take place regarding the recommendations.

The Provost distributed and the Committee discussed a document titled "Proposal for Allocation of Operating Surplus: FY 99". Committee discussion of the "Proposal" led to four issues: (1) The Committee expressed concern about the upgrade of the e-mail system. (See attached e-mail dated September 27, 1999 from Debra Crowe). (2) There was discussion of whether the "Proposal" should provide in some way for academic initiatives in addition to capital and infrastructure projects. (3) The Committee discussed the fact that the "Proposal" does not address unit operating budgets. (4) The Committee discussed whether scheduling could be arranged in the future so that the Committee can be involved in the decision making evidenced in the "Proposal."

Vice President Cavanaugh distributed and described a document titled "Draft: University of the Pacific--Stockton Campus: Unrestricted Funds Budget--Year Ending June 30, 1999." (copy attached). The Committee discussed the "Draft."

The Committee briefly continued its discussion of unit operating budgets.