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Development of Strategic Enrollment Plan Underway

What will Pacific's student population look like 5 to 10 years from now? What are the drivers for strategic enrollment at all levels on Pacific's three campuses? How do Pacific 2020 and the 2020 Academic Plan guide enrollment strategies? Pacific's Strategic Enrollment Plan (SEP) Committee is considering enrollment trends in conceptualizing a framework that will guide Pacific's enrollment strategies for the next 5 years and chart the course for enrollment for the next decade.

At the October Board of Regents meeting, the Regents considered enrollment drivers of academic quality, diversity and a diverse learning environment, and financial sustainability. They considered market potentials for growth in all enrollment sectors, particularly graduate programs and adult learners. Importantly, the commitment to preserving Pacific's undergraduate, residential, liberal arts experience was reaffirmed. The Regents formed an ad hoc committee to assist the SEP Committee in developing the enrollment plan.  

The conceptual framework for the SEP will be combined with a financial plan. The SEP Committee began last month to consult and collaborate with several campus stakeholder groups on key University committees. The SEP Committee will ensure all faculty, staff and students have opportunities to participate in open discussions across our three campuses throughout the entirety of plan development. The Strategic Planning Committee is the primary shared governance committee for vetting the draft plan throughout its developmental stages; however the SEP Committee will also collaborate and consult broadly across the University.   

Academic Council (AC)
Council of Deans (COD)/Provost Leadership Council (PLC)
Council of Assistant & Associate Deans (CAAD)
President's Advisory Council (PAC)
Institutional Priorities Committee (IPC)
Staff Advisory Council (SAC)
Strategic Planning Committee (SPC)

Campus (Cross-Unit) Conversations

San Francisco Campus (SF)           November 23, 10:00 a.m.     Location TBD
Stockton Campus (STK)                 November 30, 5:00 p.m.       Grace Covell Hall
Sacramento Campus (SAC)            December 7, 3:30 p.m.         Location TBD 
Stockton Campus (STK)                 December 10, 12:00 p.m.     Grace Covell Hall (to be rescheduled; date/time TBD)

The Board of Regents will review the draft SEP and associated preliminary financial projections in February 2016. A final version of the plan with more robust financial parameters will be submitted for endorsement by the Board of Regents at their May 2016 meeting.   

A list of SEP Committee members, the committee charge, and a timeline of planning milestones can be found in the October 2015 issue of the Academic Division Newsletter.  

For more information about the Strategic Enrollment Plan, please contact SEP Committee chair, J. Michael Thompson, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, at 209.946.2322 or, or the Provost at