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University of the Pacific
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Stockton, California 95211

Institutional Priorities

Pacific 2020R

2017-18 Institutional Priorities and Initiatives

Our Vision: Become the leading student-focused university in California

Pacific 2020R, a refresh of our strategic plan approved by the Board of Regents in May 2017, will guide our work for the next five years. Pacific 2020R focuses on two themes: Students with Purpose and Agile and Dynamic Growth, and puts students — current and future — at the center of our work. Focusing our work on these priorities will help us achieve our vision as we prepare our students to live, learn and lead with purpose.

The priorities and initiatives of Pacific 2020R will be the most important work in each of the university’s divisions and academic units. Each priority has a set of associated initiatives and actions that will be completed in phases over the next five years.

Institutional Priorities 2017-18

This year, we will focus on undergraduate student support, graduate student support and building a unified university. We will also begin early planning to create a transformative liberal arts experience.

Theme I: Students with Purpose

The undergraduate student support work will include:

  • Pre-Matriculation Experience
  • Orientation and First-Year Experience
  • Academic/Career Advising
  • Academic Support
  • Safety Net

Graduate student support work will include:

  • Pre-Matriculation and Orientation
  • Academic/Career Support
  • Policies

Theme II: Agile and Dynamic Growth

Work toward building a unified university will include:

  • Holding cultural conversations to discover and develop shared values
  • Aligning our practices and policies to reflect a unified university and our values
  • Reorganizing our administrative structures to support operating as a unified university
  • Developing a unified identity and communicating internally Pacific's identity as a unified university with shared values

View or download 2017-18 Institutional Priorities and Initiatives PDF here

SharePoint site for Pacific 2020R available here (Pacific login required).