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Office of the President
University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

December 13 2005

University of the Pacific
Minutes, December 13, 2005
Library Community Room

Call to Order: 2:05

Present: Brodnick, Byl, Cavanaugh, Frederick, Gilbertson, King, Kreitzman, Sexton, Spreer, Vierra

Not Present: Brennan, Chi, Ensign, Miller, Pearson, Perro, Royce-Davis, Sina

Special Guest:

Minutes: Minutes of the December 6 meeting were reviewed, corrected and approved.

Standing Reports:

Current Agenda Items:

University Plan Values Statements

As the University drafts its next University Plan, Brodnick presented three types of values for consideration:

    Core - Core values are behind everything we do and are rarely compromised:

  • Close student-faculty interaction
  • Personalized learning environment
  • Student centeredness
  • Passion for teaching and learning
  • Sense of community and mutual respect
  • Community engagement

    Aspirational - Aspirational values help us articulate the vision for the future:

  • Learning centeredness
  • Integration of liberal and professional learning
  • Collaborative learning
  • Teacher/Scholar Community
  • Academic distinctiveness
  • Innovativeness
  • Diversity
  • Global consciousness
  • Preparing responsible leaders
  • Lifetime learning and connection to Pacific

    Permission-to-play (Necessary) - These values must be there to successfully stay in business in higher education:

  • Financial stability and integrity
  • Safe, secure, and hospitable campus environment
  • Being accredited
  • Accountability
  • Integrity in university records
  • Meeting mandatory reporting regulations
  • Technologically current

The statements and definitions were discussed at length and recommendations for changes were made. A next draft will be shared with the group. The next area for planning focus will be the vision statement.

Next meeting: January 10, 2006, 2-4pm

Meeting adjourned at 4:08