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Thanks and Best Wishes for Summer from Provost Pallavicini

Office of the ProvostMay 9, 2016

Dear Colleagues, 

As we begin the countdown to Commencement, I want to thank you for all of your hard work over the past year, as demonstrated by the success of our students and in the excellence of our faculty members' teaching and scholarship. We have many accomplishments to look back on as the academic year draws to a close: 

  • We created the Strategic Enrollment Plan (SEP), following many campus, unit and committee conversations and thoughtful comments and questions. Last Friday, the Board of Regents approved the SEP and an agreement with Shorelight Education

  • The Board of Regents also approved two new academic programs at its May meeting: Bachelor of Arts in Media X and Master of Science in Athletic Training

  • We are implementing the Academic Plan, and work is being done across the university in Water/Environmental Stewardship, Health, and the Liberal Arts, and with the expansion of programs on the Sacramento Campus

  • We used the COACHE Faculty Climate Survey results to identify communications, interdisciplinarity, and appreciation and recognition as priorities, and have taken steps in each of these areas

  • The Faculty Compensation Task Force efforts are actively underway, including a survey that is available until this Friday

  • We had our first WSCUC (WASC) campus visit, in preparation for Pacific's reaccreditation process

This summer, work will continue in some of these areas, including: 

  • Developing the SEP implementation plan with associated tactics and financial projections

  • Continuing work on Academic Plan Initiatives:
  • The Faculty Compensation Task Force using results from the survey to guide its work on a compensation philosophy

I wish you the best as you work on final exams and grades, and wish you a wonderful, refreshing summer. I look forward to seeing you again in the fall.

Maria Pallavicini

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