DECEMBER 7, 2015 | VOL. 5, ISSUE 7
COACHE Conversations and Comments Report Now Available
The COACHE unit conversations and open comment period are complete. We have had rich conversations and some definite themes have emerged. All of the unit conversations and email comments have been de-identified, summarized and organized using the COACHE themes as a basic framework. This report is now available at the COACHE SharePoint site. Informed by the survey results and these comments, the Provost's Office will work closely with faculty leadership to identify priorities, determine next steps and research best practices to help us move forward, together.
STRATEGIC ENROLLMENT PLAN COMMITTEE CONVERSATIONS CONTINUE
The Strategic Enrollment Plan (SEP) Committee invites faculty, staff and students to attend and provide input at the campus conversations it is holding as it develops a framework for the Plan that will guide Pacific's enrollment strategies for the next five years and chart the course for enrollment for the next decade. The next conversation is this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. on the Sacramento campus ... More
FACULTY AFFAIRS: ACTIVITIES AND UPDATES

Greetings Colleagues,
 
This is my last update for the Fall term, so I want to be sure to share with you the following opportunities, events, and deadlines that will be coming up. I wish you the best as you complete your finals and prepare for the break.  
 
Pacific's 14-Day Writing Challenge Now Open for Enrollment!
Making time for research and creative work is challenging at any stage of an academic career, but particularly after tenure, when service and other demands seem to multiply. Start the spring semester right by ...
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New Faculty Luncheon
On Thursday, January 21, we will host our next monthly New Faculty Luncheon from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the Regents Room. This month's topic is ... More

Chair Development Luncheon
On Thursday, January 28, we will host our next monthly Chair Development Luncheon from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the Library Community Room. This ... More

Save the Date: NCFDD Workshop
On February 18, Pacific will host a workshop entitled "Rethinking Mentoring: How to Build a Community of Inclusion, Support and Accountability" ... More

Awards
The University Awards Committee is still seeking nominations for the following:
Funding Opportunities
The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) has published its latest Newsletter for Funding Opportunities, available here. The OSP will update this page on a monthly basis with new funding opportunities, so be sure to check back often!

Regards,
 
Berit Gundersen
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
FEATURED ACADEMIC UNIT: DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES
This is the first in a series of articles highlighting how academic programs and departments have aligned with the themes and initiatives in the Academic Plan, Crossing BoundariesThe Department of Religious Studies agreed to be the first department to describe the interdisciplinarity of their work, their use of innovative pedagogy, and their pursuit of academic excellence through research. 
Please contact us at provostnews@pacific.edu to feature your department or program.  
 
The faculty members are quick to point out that Religious Studies is a field, not a discipline, and therefore interdisciplinary by nature. Students in their ... More

WELCOMING THIS YEAR'S NEW FACULTY: ED, LIB, BUS
We're continuing to feature in this newsletter the new faculty who have joined Pacific this year. This month, we welcome faculty members to the Benerd School of Education, the University Library, and the Eberhardt School of Business. They all bring years of education, teaching and scholarship to share with our students. 

Rod Githens
Mickel Paris
Cecilia Ruvalcaba
 












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MCGEORGE TEAM TAKES HOME AWARDS IN FIVE FALL COMPETITIONS 
The McGeorge moot court team enjoyed a highly successful fall 2015 campaign, collecting a bevy of individual awards and advancing to the final rounds in the National Moot Court Competition! ... Learn More

PACIFIC'S SOCIETY FOR WOMEN ENGINEERS LAUNCHES CUBESAT
Pacific's Society for Women Engineers Team Tech, working with Pacific alumnus, former astronaut and Pacific regent Josť HernŠndez, have successfully launched their CubeSat. Congratulations on this achievement!
Read the Pacific news article here and the Stockton Record article here.

JOHN MAYBERRY & JAMES GRAHAM FEATURED IN ACADEMIC MINUTE
Last Friday, assistant professor of mathematics John Mayberry and head water polo coach James Graham joined the group of Pacificans who have been featured on National Public Radio's The Academic Minute, which highlights the work of researchers from colleges and universities around the world. Listen to them here as they discuss the use of statistics by the Pacific men's water polo team to gain a competitive edge.
NOMINATIONS FOR ASSISTANT PROVOST FOR STUDENT ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND RETENTION DUE WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9
The Provost is seeking nominations for the Assistant Provost for Student Academic Support and Retention, a key role in the Academic Administration, to ensure the quality and effectiveness of academic support programs across the University. Dr. Lou Matz has held this position for the past four years ... More
NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR ASSISTANT VICE PROVOST FOR EDUCATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS
The Provost is seeking nominations for Assistant Vice Provost for Educational Effectiveness, a key role in Academic Administration to ensure the effectiveness of the program review process and to help lead Pacific's institutional reaccreditation process. Dr. Berit Gundersen held this half-time position ... More

Dean, Conservatory of Music
  • The search committee is reviewing a candidate pool. The search committee is chaired by Dean Lewis R. Gale.
Dean, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
  • This search committee is chaired by Dean Phillip R. Oppenheimer. The search committee has been formed and will begin the search process.
Dean, Benerd School of Education
  • The search committee is chaired by Dean Steven Howell. The search committee has been formed and will begin the search process.
SAVE THE DATE: APRIL 1 WSCUC (WASC) SENIOR STAFF VISIT
In preparation for Pacific's next reaccreditation review in 2018-19, Maureen Maloney, WSCUC (formerly known as WASC) Vice President and staff liaison for University of the Pacific, will be coming to the Stockton campus to provide an overview of our upcoming review process. More detailed information will be available in January.
UNIVERSITY ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE UPDATE
The University Assessment Committee is charged with providing recommendations to the Provost and Academic Council on issues relating to institution-wide and program-specific assessment of academic and student development programs at the University. This year, the UAC has ... More
HOLIDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Provost's Office Seeks Support for Pacific Food Pantry
The Provost's Office invites you to share in the giving spirit of the season by supporting the Pacific Food Pantry, located in the Cowell Wellness Center. This is a free resource for students, staff and faculty who are facing food scarcity. 

Donations of non-perishable food and hygiene items will be accepted through December 18 at collection boxes on the 2nd floor of Anderson Hall and the 2nd floor of Knoles Hall. Click here to see a list of currently needed items and learn more about the Pacific Food Pantry. Thank you for helping your fellow Tigers!
Holiday Gift Ideas (Books, Music, and More from Pacificans)
Looking for a special gift for someone for the holidays? Look no further than this list of books, music and more from Pacific authors and artists.
IMPORTANT 
DATES TO REMEMBER

STRATEGIC ENROLLMENT PLAN CAMPUS CONVERSATIONS: SACRAMENTO

DECEMBER 7, 3:30 - 4:30 P.M.

CTL: WEBEX TRAINING FOR FACULTYDECEMBER 11, 9:00 - 11:00 AM

EMERITI SOCIETY ANNUAL HOLIDAY GATHERING
DECEMBER 11, 3:00 - 4:30 PM

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