February 8, 2016 | VOL. 5, ISSUE 9
Provost to Host Conversation on Fostering Interdisciplinarity
On Tuesday, Feb. 16, Provost Pallavicini will host a conversation, "Brainstorming on Fostering Interdisciplinarity," 12 - 1 p.m. in Grace Covell Hall. The Academic Plan calls for us to cross boundaries for academic success. The COACHE Faculty Climate Survey results indicate that we have room for improvement in creating an environment that fosters interdisciplinary work and collaboration. Come share your ideas, challenges and opportunities for supporting interdisciplinarity in teaching and scholarship. Bring your lunch - we'll provide beverages and dessert!
ACADEMIC PLAN UPDATE
In support of Goal 1 of the Academic Plan ("Pacific will enhance its portfolio of academic programs to meet new and emerging societal needs"), faculty and deans are crossing boundaries to build Pacific as a three-city University in four strategic areas:
 
Premier Educator for Water/Environmental Stewardship of the Region
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Educational Leader in Rapidly Evolving Healthcare Environment
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Champion of the Liberal Arts
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Diversify and Expand the Sacramento Campus
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FACULTY AFFAIRS UPDATE

Greetings Colleagues,
 
Here are some of the upcoming faculty development events and other opportunities I'd like to share with you:

Save the Date: Faculty Mentoring Workshop
On Thursday, February 18, Pacific will host a National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) Workshop entitled "Rethinking Mentoring: Building Communities of Inclusion, Support and Accountability," ...
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Award Deadlines
The University Awards Committee is still seeking nominations for the following:
TEC Grant Deadline (Second Call)
The deadline for Technology in Education Committee (TEC) grant proposals is March 11. Small grant funding up to $2,500 per proposal is available for innovative technology instruction or technology conferences. Visit the TEC Sakai site (must be logged in) for streamlined application and selection criteria. Please contact TEC Chair Heidi Stevenson, hstevenson@pacific.edu, for more information.
 
Academic Facilities Improvement Committee Proposal Deadline
The Academic Facilities Improvement Committee is seeking proposals for improvements and upgrades (valued over $1,000) to existing academic facilities. The deadline is March 25 for consideration of proposals for this semester. For more information and the proposal form, please visit the Committee's webpage.

Regards,
 
Berit Gundersen, PharmD
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY UPDATE
As our new University Librarian, Mary M. Somerville, is getting settled at Pacific, we will begin featuring regular updates in this newsletter on the Library's projects and programs. This month we feature the Library Special Collections.
 
Special Collections Committed to Increasing Access to Muir Collections
For more than 45 years, University of the Pacific has been the home to famed naturalist John Muir's archives. Pacific was chosen to curate Muir's archives 
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OFFICE OF SPONSORED PROGRAMS UPDATE
The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) has published its latest External Funding Newsletter, available here. The OSP updates this page on a monthly basis with new funding opportunities, so be sure to check back regularly!
 
Since February is a busy grant submission month, please alert the OSP if you are planning to submit a grant or contract proposal. You may contact Barbara Sasso or Christine Fluter-Brown at osp@pacific.edu. 
 
Monthly Funding Workshops Continue
On February 23, the OSP will present the next of its monthly workshops to promote the development of strong proposals, to address new federal changes that will affect the submissions you make this year and to support grant/contract administration. Click here for the complete workshop schedule.
 
Exploration of Technology to Support Grants Management
The Office of Research and Graduate Studies (RGS), the Division of Business and Finance, and the McGeorge and Dugoni business units have teamed up to explore solutions to expedite and standardize the Grant and Contract process for all Principal Investigators (PIs). One tool soon to be under review and evaluation is a grants management software system 
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"Vanitas" by Department of Art and Graphic Design student Eli Brown '17

FEATURED ACADEMIC UNIT: DEPARTMENT OF ART & GRAPHIC DESIGN
We are continuing to feature academic units across the University and highlight how they have aligned with the themes and initiatives in the Academic Plan, Crossing Boundaries. Last month we featured the Conservatory of Music. This month's featured unit is the Department of Art and Graphic Design.
 
Interdisciplinary practice and crossing boundaries are intrinsic to the visual arts. Art and Graphic Design courses incorporate a vast lexicon of historical and contemporary expressions of world art, design, music, science, architecture, technology and engineering as benchmarks for 
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WELCOMING THIS YEAR'S NEW FACULTY: THOMAS J. LONG SCHOOL OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES
In support of Pacific 2020 and the Academic Plan, Pacific continues to prepare its students for successful professions in the ever-changing healthcare industry. 

For the 2015-16 academic year, the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences welcomed new faculty members to its Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (to support Pacific's Audiology Clinics in Stockton and San Francisco) and to its departments of Pharmaceutics and Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacy Practice. ... More

Jacque Georgeson
Shu-en Lim
Benjamin Reece
Melanie Felmlee
Elaine Law
Yvonne Mai
 












  












Dean, Conservatory of Music
  • The search committee has selected final candidates, the first of whom will present tomorrow, February 9, at 1:40 p.m. on the Stockton Campus. Click here to learn more. This search committee is chaired by Dean Gale.
Dean, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
  • A pool of candidates is being formed. This search committee is chaired by Dean Oppenheimer.
Dean, Benerd School of Education
  • A pool of candidates is being formed. The search committee is chaired by Dean Howell.
PERSONNEL UPDATES: NEW ASSISTANT VICE PROVOST OF EDUCATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS
The Provost is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Tamara Phelan, Professor of Physical Therapy in the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, as the new Assistant Vice Provost for Educational Effectiveness, effective July 15, 2016.
 
This is a key role in Academic Administration, responsible for ensuring the effectiveness of the program review process and helping lead Pacific's institutional reaccreditation process. ... More
DR. TODD DAVENPORT TO CO-CHAIR INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD
The University of the Pacific Institutional Review Board (IRB) committee recently selected by a unanimous vote Dr. Todd Davenport, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy in the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, as its co-chair. Dr. Davenport replaces Dr. Jim Mansoor, who stepped down to concentrate on his work with the new Physician Assistant ...
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SAVE THE DATE: APRIL 1 WSCUC (WASC) STAFF VISIT
In preparation for Pacific's next reaccreditation review in 2018-19, Maureen Maloney, EdD, WSCUC (WASC) Vice President and staff liaison for University of the Pacific, will be coming to the Stockton campus on April 1 to provide an overview of our upcoming review process. During the visit, there will be ... More
IMPORTANT 
DATES TO REMEMBER

FEBRUARY 9, 1:40 PM

FEBRUARY 9, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
FEBRUARY 16, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
FEBRUARY 17, 5:30 - 7:30 PM


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