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

June 6 2006

University of the Pacific
Minutes, June 6, 2006
Library Community Room

Call to Order: 2:07

Present: Brennan, Brodnick, Gilbertson, Griego, Lackey, Leland, Pearson, Sexton, Spreer, Vierra

Not Present: Byl, Cavanaugh, Chi, Ensign, Frederick, King, Perro, Sina

Special Guests: David Chase, Conservatory; Michael Doherty, Computer Science; Jim Phillips, OIT; Peggy Rosson, Outreach & Academic Support Services; Joanna Royce-Davis, Student Life

Minutes: Minutes of the May 30 meeting were reviewed and approved.

Standing Reports:

Current Agenda Items:

Collaboration Vision Team Innovation Proposal: First Year Experience

Presented by Chase, Rosson, and Royce-Davis, cross-institutional collaboration in support of successful student experiences is the focus of the First Year Experience proposal. Achieving distinctiveness is the goal. Benefits to the FYE include:

  • Increased yield
  • Higher levels of student persistence
  • Stronger student-faculty-staff connections
  • Increased academic and social integration
  • More purposeful collaboration between Divisions in providing meaningful curricular and co-curricular learning experiences
  • Shared accountability for student learning
  • Multidimensional assessment of student outcomes

Some components of Pacific's FYE are: orientation, advising, Pacific Seminars, leadership development

Collaboration Vision Team Innovation Proposal: Center for Digital Media Arts

The future is becoming more digital, mobile, virtual, and personal, stated Doherty. The Pacific Center for Digital Media and Arts (CDMA) is a needed program. It is dedicated to advancing interdisciplinary scholarly activities and furthering the university's commitment to innovative uses of technology. The Center will engage faculty and students in scholarly activities, sponsor performances, and help produce interactive media projects. It will offer a curriculum leading to a BA degree. Students will be prepared to succeed in fields such as graphic design and media production, digital imaging, computer animation, film and music industries, game design, web development, and more. The CDMA will provide tech-savvy students to support the development of new media and instructional materials for the University.

CVT Budgets

Brodnick distributed revenue estimates for each of the CVT proposals. Included were enrollment, rate, tuition, fundraising, totals, and fully mature expenses. After reviewing the budgets, Brodnick suggested that out of the 13 proposals presented, the following 7  would probably be ready this fall:

  1. Bioinformatics Collaborative Initiative
  2. Nanotechnology Initiative
  3. Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  4. Graduate Programs in International Development
  5. Global Security Law & Policy
  6. First Year Experience
  7. Certificate in Civic Leadership

After much discussion, Gilbertson requested that Brodnick draft a letter of response to committee members ranking each of the proposals.

Because of the extended amount of time focused on the CVT proposals, the remaining agenda item will be discussed at a future meeting.

Next meeting: June 20, 2006, 2-4pm

Meeting adjourned at 4:53