April 4, 2016 | VOL. 5, ISSUE 13
Strategic Enrollment Plan Draft Available for Review, Comments
The Strategic Enrollment Plan (SEP) Steering Committee seeks feedback from the university community now through Friday, April 15 on its initial draft Plan, available on the SEP SharePoint site. The site hosts SEP resources including materials and FAQs about the recruitment and support of international students through a partner called Shorelight. Community members can use the site's Discussion Board to share questions, comments and suggestions with the SEP Steering Committee for consideration during the final draft process ... More
Provost Pallavicini is pleased to announce that Courtney Lehmann has been named the 2016 University Distinguished Faculty Award winner. Dr. Lehmann is a Professor in the Department of English and the Film Studies Program, and the Director of the Pacific Humanities Scholars Program. She joined Pacific in 1998.
The University Distinguished Faculty Award is Pacific's highest faculty honor. It is given for outstanding accomplishments by a tenured faculty member in any or all of the following areas: teaching, research, creative endeavors and service to the University. Recipients of this award are nominated by colleagues and selected by the University Awards Committee. The award presentation will be made ... More
The deadline to submit textbook orders for Fall was March 1, but as of today, only about 15% of the faculty have submitted their textbook orders to the University Bookstore. The Provost would like to remind faculty members why providing textbook information in a timely manner is important for our students and the university ... More
The Academic Plan calls for us to cross boundaries for academic success. The COACHE Faculty Climate Survey results and unit conversations indicate that we have room for improvement in creating an environment that fosters interdisciplinary work and collaboration.
On April 7 in San Francisco, Provost will host the third conversation in her series on fostering interdisciplinarity in teaching and scholarship ... More
The Diversity Leadership Team (DLT) is hosting a series of open forums across the three campuses to discuss the first draft of its Prioritization Plan and the proposed charge for a University Diversity Committee.
Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the next forums on April 7 in Sacramento and April 12 in San Francisco. Lunch will be served. So that we can plan accordingly, please RSVP today for Sacramento and by Friday for San Francisco to Erika Greet at 209.932.3277 or egreet@pacific.edu.
All of the DLT materials and presentation also are available on the DLT SharePoint site for the University community to review and provide feedback.
Provost Pallavicini will host open office hours on the San Francisco and Stockton campuses on April 7 and 28, respectively, to meet with faculty, staff and students and to answer questions and discuss academic division activities. She hosted hours on the Sacramento campus on March 28. No appointment necessary; first come, first served.
San Francisco
Thursday, April 7, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. in Room 437 (Executive Conference Room)

Thursday, April 28, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Provost's Office (Anderson Hall, on the Stockton Campus)
At the annual Faculty Years of Service Luncheon on March 24, 2016, President Eibeck and Provost Pallavicini honored faculty members celebrating their anniversaries of service at Pacific, ranging from 5 to 30 years. Seven faculty members celebrated 30-year anniversaries and, in total, 61 faculty members celebrated a total of 880 years of service at Pacific. The President and Provost acknowledged and thanked the faculty members for their many years of superb teaching and ... More

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

"First Generation" Faculty Members Sought
Assistant Provost for Diversity Chris Goff and I 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 and professional development support to first-generation faculty members ... More

Pre-tenure faculty meeting with the Promotions and Tenure Committee
Thursday, April 21, 5:30 p.m. in the Regents Room. All pre-tenure faculty members are welcome to attend. We will be meeting with the University Promotions and Tenure Committee ... More

NCFDD Resources to Prepare for Summer
Although I'm sure you're really busy at this point in the semester, I encourage you to begin thinking about your goals for this summer. For some, summer is the time to recharge. Others will be teaching, and some will focus on research. Many will be doing some combination of all three.
Kerry Ann Rockquemore of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) is offering tips for a super-productive summer in a webinar this Wednesday, April 6, and participation in the NCFDD's 14-Day Writing Challenge starting April 11. Both are excellent tools as you begin to plan for summer. Kerry Ann's strategies may help you find that work-life balance as you look at your summer goals.

Fulbright Update
Fulbright Ambassador Daris Hale, a professor in the School of Music at Texas State University visited Pacific on March 24 to share information about Fulbright opportunities. Two Fulbright Alumni Ambassadors, Claire Manneh (Public Health, Oman) and Hanna Miller (English Teaching Assistant, Russia), led workshops for faculty and for students on Tuesday, March 29 ... More

Faculty Compensation Task Force Update
The Faculty Compensation Task Force continues its work on what will be a three-semester process to develop a faculty compensation philosophy and implementation plan as recommended in Pacific's Academic Plan. The Task Force's charge is to develop a compensation philosophy that is tied to excellence in teaching and scholarship/creative endeavors, is competitive with ... More

Berit Gundersen, PharmD
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award
Today, April 4, is the deadline for nominations for this award, the purpose of which is to recognize a faculty member for excellence in the mentoring of undergraduate researchers. The recipient must be a tenured or tenure-track faculty member for whom the mentoring of undergraduate researchers has been a significant activity. Learn more here or contact Lydia Fox, Director of Undergraduate Research (lkfox@pacific.edu).

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).

AANAPISI Application Deadline Approaching
Pacific is eligible for the U.S. Department of Education's Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) competitive grants program to improve and expand institutional capacity. The application deadline is April 22. Types of projects allowed under this solicitation include education and counseling services for students; curriculum development; classroom improvements and equipment purchases. Click here for a complete list of types of programs and the full program announcement. Please contact Chris Goff, Assistant Provost for Diversity, at cgoff@pacific.edu with your ideas for possible projects.

Monthly Funding Workshops Continue
On April 27, the Office of Sponsored Programs will present the next of its monthly workshops to present an overview of post-award administration covering how you manage your grant/contract you just received, budget monitoring and reporting requirements. Click here for the complete workshop schedule.

Director, Academic Assessment
  • Applications are being accepted for a Director of Academic Assessment to lead the University's academic assessment processes for ongoing improvement in student learning. With early preparations underway for institutional reaccreditation in 2018-19, the Director will have an opportunity to be centrally involved in Pacific's self-study process. This position reports to the Vice Provost for Strategy and Educational Effectiveness and remains open until filled. Review of applications begins April 11. View full job description and application here. For more information, please contact Cyd Jenefsky, Vice Provost for Strategy and Educational Effectiveness, at cjenefsky@pacific.edu. This search committee is chaired by Professor Mouchumi Bhattacharyya from the College of the Pacific.
Dean, Gladys L. Benerd School of Education
  • The search committee invites you to meet the candidates for the position of Dean School of Education starting this week. Each candidate will make a brief presentation followed by a Q&A session. These presentations are open to all members of the University community. You can view candidate CVs and the complete schedule at the search website. 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 Oppenheimer.
Associate Provost for Professional Learning Workforce Development
  • Applications are being accepted for an Associate Provost for Professional Learning Workforce Development to create the vision and strategy for Pacific's University for Professional Learning and Workforce Development. In this role, the Associate Provost will develop a portfolio of learning solutions through non-credit bearing offerings designed to meet the needs of 21st century learners. The portfolio will be keyed to the economic development and talent needs of nontraditional learners, organizations, university staff, and alumni. This position reports to the Provost and works closely with the Vice Provost for Distributed Learning and the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management. This position is open until filled. View full job description and application hereThis search committee is chaired by Vice Provost Vernon Smith.
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
  • The search committee has been formed and is currently reviewing a pool of candidates developed through a nationwide search. The committee's goal is to select final candidates in time for campus visits prior to commencement. This search committee is chaired by Vice Provost Berit Gundersen.
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is hosting a Course Redesign Retreat May 23-25. Meals, materials, and stipend are included. Applications are due by Friday, April 15 by using this form. Click here to learn more. 
Pacific's new policy website is live at pacific.edu/policies. This searchable public website is meant to make it easier for all of us to do our jobs - faculty, staff and students. Please note that the site will include only current university-wide policies. Policies that apply to particular schools, colleges or units, or that pertain exclusively to faculty, will not be housed here.
Those policies that affect faculty only, such as those related to promotion and tenure, will stay in the Faculty Handbook. The site does contain policies related to students, in addition to those contained in the Tiger Lore Student Handbook.
Pacific is proud to host the first U.S. Senate debate among four of the leading candidates vying to succeed Sen. Barbara Boxer. The live televised debate will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, April 25, in the DeRosa University Center Ballroom.
The debate will air live on KCRA 3 and be live-streamed. Tickets to the debate will be limited and priority will go to students. Watch parties on the Stockton and Sacramento campuses and other debate-related activities are planned. A schedule and updated information can be found here. For updates and more information, please visit the debate website: pacific.edu/debate.

   CALL US 209.946.2551

   Have a news story? Or a comment or question about this   
   issue? To contact us, please email: Provost Newsletter