March 23, 2016 | VOL. 5, ISSUE 12
The Provost's series of conversations with faculty members, staff and students on the Strategic Enrollment Plan, the Health Initiative, and Interdisciplinarity resume this evening and continue through April 7 on each of the three campuses. Click here for the complete schedule.
 
Monday, March 28, is the next Strategic Enrollment Plan (SEP) conversation at which the SEP Committee will gather feedback, questions, concerns and suggestions on its latest draft of the Plan. The Committee will use the feedback from these conversations to inform its final draft of the Plan, which it plans to present to the Board of Regents in May for endorsement. You can view the SEP SharePoint site here. Click here for all upcoming SEP conversations.
 
Students and members of the Division of Student Life are invited to participate in this evening's Health Initiative conversation, which is latest in a series of conversations on how Pacific can best accomplish one of the goals of the Academic Plan: to become an educational leader in the rapidly evolving health care environment. Click here for all upcoming Health Initiative conversations.
 
The Provost is continuing her series of conversations on fostering interdisciplinarity in teaching and scholarship. The next conversations are on the Sacramento and San Francisco campuses on March 30 and April 7, respectively. The goals of these conversations are to understand the barriers to interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship and to begin to prioritize solutions leading to an environment that crosses boundaries. Click here for all upcoming Interdisciplinarity conversations.
PROVOST HOSTING OFFICE HOURS IN SACRAMENTO AND SAN FRANCISCO
Provost Pallavicini is hosting open office hours to meet with faculty, staff and students on the Sacramento and San Francisco campuses to answer questions and discuss academic division activities. No appointment necessary; first come, first served.
 
Sacramento
 
San Francisco
Thursday, April 7, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m., in Room 437 (Executive Conference Room)
BRUBECK INSTITUTE DIRECTOR TO LEAD NEW SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC PROGRAM
Patrick Langham to serve as the Institute's interim director
Simon Rowe, executive director of the Brubeck Institute at University of the Pacific, has accepted an appointment as the new executive director of Roots, Jazz and American Music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Rowe will continue at the Brubeck Institute until he begins his new position in August, at which time Patrick Langham, associate professor and director of Jazz Studies at Pacific, will begin serving as interim director ... Learn More
FACULTY AFFAIRS UPDATE

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

Fulbright Information Sessions Begin this Week
The Provost's Office and the School of International Studies are hosting several information sessions for faculty and students to learn more about the Fulbright Scholar and US Student Program, which offers opportunities in virtually all academic disciplines and in a wide variety of countries across six continents. These sessions begin Thursday, March 24 ... More

"First Generation" Faculty Members Sought
Chris Goff, Assistant Provost for Diversity, and I and are looking for faculty members who were the first in their families to attend college as part of a new program to provide mentoring to first-generation students ... More

New Faculty Dinner: Thursday, April 21, 5:30 p.m.;  Room TBD. We will be meeting with the University Promotions and Tenure Committee ... More

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 this Friday, March 25 for consideration of proposals for this semester. For more information, please visit the Committee's webpage.

CAPD Grants and Awards Deadline
The Committee for Academic Planning and Development (CAPD) is pleased to announce the availability of a number of grants and awards available to members of the Pacific faculty. The deadline is Friday, April 1 ... More

Deadline to Rent Academic Regalia for Commencement
Faculty who plan to rent academic regalia for Commencement can do it through the University Bookstore. The deadline for ordering regalia is Friday, April 1. Faculty can reserve and rent regalia in person or by using this form.

Regards,
 
Berit Gundersen, PharmD
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
The Diversity Leadership Team (DLT) has finished its first draft of its Prioritization Plan, now available on the DLT SharePoint site for the University community to review and provide feedback.

The members of the DLT invite you to attend one of the upcoming forums at which they will share their proposed prioritization plan and charge for a University Diversity Committee.
 
 

OFFICE OF SPONSORED PROGRAMS UPDATE
Funding Opportunities
Looking for funding opportunities? Be sure to check the new External Funding Newsletter, available here and updated on a monthly basis. Since this is typically a busy time for grant submissions, 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
 
The Faculty Research Committee is seeking applications for the following funding opportunities, all of which have deadlines Friday, March 25Scholarly/ Artistic Activities Grants, Holmok Cancer Research Grant, and the Hoefer Prize for Student-Faculty Research/Creative Projects
 ... More

Monthly Funding Workshops Continue
On March 31, 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.
 
AANAPISI Funding
The U.S. Department of Education has opened a competitive grants program for Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) to provide funds to improve and expand institutional capacity. The application deadline is April 22 ... More

Research Day - Abstract Submissions Now Being Accepted
Pacific's Annual Research Day is April 30, on the Stockton Campus, and abstracts are now being accepted using this form. The deadline for submissions is April 11. Please encourage faculty, staff and students to think of presenting their research to the University community. Click here for more information or contact Christine Fluter-Brown (cfluter@pacific.edu) or Dr. Lydia Fox (lkfox@pacific.edu).
CENTER FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING (CTL) UPDATE

Course Migration to Canvas 
CTL staff are continuing to make progress on Phase 3 of the course migration from Sakai to Canvas. If you have not yet requested courses to be migrated, please complete this form
 ... More

Farewell Reception Reminder: you are invited to a farewell reception for Terri Johnson next Thursday, March 31, 4 - 6 p.m. in the CTL. 

Non-Academic Site Migration from Sakai
Any project sites in Sakai that are student-facing can also be migrated to Canvas. All other non-academic project sites in Sakai should be migrated to SharePoint. Remember, Sakai will be archived as of June 30, 2016.
 
SharePoint Resources 
SharePoint is available now, and new resources are available to get you started with your migration and provide you training and support ... More
The University Library has begun to explore the different tools available to implement an institutional repository that would be available across all three campuses. The goal is to gather all of the university's digital scholarship in one online location to showcase the outstanding research taking place at Pacific and to increase its visibility and access worldwide. The Provost will be forming a Task Force in the near future to seek feedback and analyze the available options, including Digital Commons, which is currently in use at McGeorge School of Law.
FEATURED ACADEMIC UNIT: THE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
For this month's featured academic unit, we will take a look at the work being done in the School of Engineering and Computer Science (SOECS) to support and implement the goals of the Academic Plan, as highlighted in the newest edition of its annual magazine, The Rock.
 
One of the primary themes of the Academic Plan, Crossing Boundaries for Academic Excellence, is the development and expansion of teaching and scholarship that crosses disciplines and academic units ... More

We would like to feature your school, department or program in an upcoming issue of this newsletter! Please contact us at provostnews@pacific.edu.
APRIL 1 UNIVERSITY FORUMS ON WSCUC (WASC) REACCREDITATION
Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend a university-wide meeting with Maureen Maloney, EdD, WSCUC (WASC) Vice President, in preparation for Pacific's next reaccreditation review in 2018-19. This open session is Friday, April 1, 10 - 11 a.m. in the DUC Ballroom. In the afternoon there will be a Faculty Open Session from 2:15 - 3:00 in DUC 211, where faculty can bring any reaccreditation questions to Dr. Maloney ... More

Dean, Benerd School of Education
  • The search committee is evaluating candidates for campus visits. Information coming soon on the candidates and a schedule of campus visits. This search committee is chaired by Dean Howell.
Dean, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
  • A pool of candidates is being formed. This search committee is chaired by Dean Howell.
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
  • The search committee has been formed and is working with a firm to develop a candidate pool through a nationwide search. The committee's goal is to select final candidates in time for campus visits prior to commencement.
IMPORTANT 
DATES TO REMEMBER

STARTING MARCH 28

COLLIVER LECTURE - HATSHEPSUT: FROM PRIESTESS TO KING OF EGYPT


MARCH 29

WOMEN OF DISTINCTION LUNCHEON

APRIL 1


APRIL 2


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