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September 5 2006

University of the Pacific
Minutes, September 5, 2006
Library Community Room

Call to Order: 2:10 pm

Present: Brodnick, Dobbs, Ensign, Fries, Gilbertson, Itaya, King, Lackey, Leland, Perro, Schmidt, Spreer

Not Present: Cavanaugh, Cox, Ellison, Griego, Frederick, Sina

Special Guests: Elizabeth Parker, Dean of Law School; Gene Bigler, University Scholar, SIS

Minutes: Minutes of the August 22 meeting were reviewed and approved.

Standing Reports:

Current Agenda Items:

Pacific Rising Document and Community Meetings

Brodnick discussed PR-15 meetings; input from these meetings will help to shape Draft 5. The italicized vision sections of the draft will be revised. Draft 5 is due by Sept. 15.

Budget Assumptions and Planning Guidelines

Leland discussed marketing issues regarding endowment spending rates for donors. It was suggested to remove the percentages on items three and five. Brodnick and Perro will finalize the document and Brodnick will distribute to the community.

General Education Program Review

Ready to be submitted to the Board, per Gilbertson.

Education Law CVT

Parker presented the proposal. As part of the overall proposal, two programs were presented 1.) Advance Education Leadership and Law Institute and 2.) Institute for Diverse Leadership. The proposal is a $35K planning grant. Students gain a theoretical understanding of content in the first of these two institutes which is enriched and deepened by the practical approach of the second institute. The Institute for Diverse Leadership takes advantage of Pacific's leadership in building diverse learning communities on its three campuses; and in working locally at two Sacramento High Schools, as well as, to encourage parallel initiatives at the state and national levels through its Wingspread workshop series.

Center for Inter-American Understanding CVT

Bigler presented the proposal which includes experience bi-lingual studies to assist in learning another language. The proposal also suggests a bilingual residence facility, cross-cultural skills, a series of activities within the communities, and summer and oversees programs. The new programs should be able to attract approximately 80 new students. Program can not be launched until 2008. This includes a certificate program.

CVT Funding Spreadsheet and Discussion

Brodnick distributed and reviewed the budget spreadsheet. No multi-year commitments have been made. Need to act on items 1, 5, 8, 10 and 12.  At this time, no decisions will be made on the "base ads". Vigourous discussion ensued and questions were raised. Funding was recommended for the Inter-American, Education Law, Social Entrepreneurship, and International Development proposals. The Bioinformatics CVT was tabled seeking a more detailed breakdown of the costs regarding the pilot.

Next meeting: September 19, 2006, 2-4pm

Meeting adjourned at 4:58