April 18, 2016 | VOL. 5, ISSUE 14
Academic Plan Implementation Progress Continues
As this academic year draws to a close, the Provost would like to thank the faculty, staff and students who have contributed to the work being done in support of Goal 1 of the Academic Plan ("Pacific will enhance its portfolio of academic programs to meet new and emerging societal needs"). 

Much progress has been made this year to build Pacific as a Three-City University in the four strategic areas:

Premier Educator for Water/Environmental Stewardship of the Region ... More

Educational Leader in Rapidly Evolving Healthcare Environment ... More

Champion of the Liberal Arts ... More

Diversify and Expand the Sacramento Campus ... More
Progress also continues to be made on Goal 3 of the Academic Plan ("Pacific will capitalize on faculty expertise to strengthen our reputation") through the work of the Faculty Compensation Task Force.
The Task Force is charged with developing a compensation philosophy ... More

Vice Provost Thompson and the Enrollment Management team would like to thank the Pacific community for its partnership and support to ensure that, despite the rain, Pacific shone brightly on Profile Day (April 9). Through Profile Day and spring yield events, Enrollment Management is continuing to cultivate a strong and diverse Fall 2016 entering class, and appreciates the Pacific community's continued support.
The day began with a warm welcome from Provost Pallavicini, a compelling faculty testimony from University Distinguished Faculty Award winner Courtney Lehmann, and a panel of Student Ambassadors who spoke of transformative moments at Pacific. From a wealth of academic and information sessions, to music, clubs and organizations, members of the Pacific community put on a top-notch experience for prospective students and their families. 
Please join us in congratulating the following faculty upon their Promotion and/or Tenure ... More
Dr. Maureen Maloney, Pacific's WSCUC (WASC) liaison, visited the Stockton campus on April 1 to inform faculty and administrative staff from across the University about the reaccreditation process that Pacific will undergo between now and 2018-19. Dr. Maloney talked about the accreditation review ... More
In 2016-17, University of the Pacific will eliminate the Institutional Learning Objectives (ILOs), which focus on university-wide outcomes for all Pacific students.
This change, approved by Academic Council, Academic Affairs Committee, Graduate Studies Committee, and the Provost, reflects two developments:  
Provost Pallavicini will host open office hours on the Stockton campus on April 28 to meet with faculty, staff and students to answer questions and discuss academic division activities. She hosted hours on the Sacramento and San Francisco campuses on March 28 and April 7. No appointment necessary; first come, first served.

Thursday, April 28, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Provost's Office (Anderson Hall)

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

Pre-tenure faculty meeting with the Promotions and Tenure Committee
This 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

"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

Mentoring Update
As we look to welcoming our new faculty in August, I would like to provide each new faculty member with a mentor in an area they identify as a need. We all know that it takes a network of mentors for mentoring to be most effective. Please take a moment to consider if there is an aspect of faculty life ... More 

April 28: Faculty Retirement Reception - RSVPs Sought
The Provost and the Emeriti Society invite you to attend a reception on April 28, 5 - 6:30 p.m. in the DUC Ballroom, to celebrate our faculty who are transitioning to a new phase of life ... More

Call for Papers
The Latin American Studies Program invites essays from Pacific faculty that direct their focus on the City of Stockton from their own discipline perspective for a book of interdisciplinary essays, Stockton: Dialogues on the Delta, to be published in 2017. The Program is looking for original research essays ... More

Berit Gundersen, PharmD
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Chris Goff, Assistant Provost for Diversity, has provided the following diversity updates:
May 18-20: "Diversifying the Curriculum" Workshop
The Provost's Office is pleased to announce a workshop  to incorporate more diversity content in new and revised courses. Dr. Susan Shaw (Oregon State) will return to Pacific to help facilitate the workshop. The workshop will be 2.5 days (May 18, 19, and the morning of May 20) and hosted in the CTL ... More
Friday, April 22 Deadline for AANAPISI Applications
Pacific is eligible for the U.S. Department of Education's Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) grants program to improve and expand institutional capacity. The deadline ... More 

May 5 Deadline for Comments to Diversity Leadership Team (DLT)
The DLT has concluded sharing their Draft Prioritization Plan at open forums on each campus, and will continue to talk with individuals and groups for the rest of the semester. The DLT then will compile all the feedback received in person or on the Sharepoint site, and make final recommendations to Cabinet ... More

Here are some of the upcoming events and deadlines from the CTL:
April 28: Learn about Open Education Resources with Dr. Cable Green
Are you curious about Open Education Resources (OER) and how they can enhance teaching and learning? Would you like to learn more about how to access free, high-quality educational and research materials? ... More

May 16: New Canvas User Interface
Canvas has released a new user interface (UI), which our campus will be switching to on May 16. Changes to look forward to include a new left-hand navigation menu on the landing page and a customizable display of courses as tiles in the middle of the page. Beyond the landing page, everything else will look the same as it does now. Watch this video to learn more.
May 16: Migration of Media from Kaltura to Mediasite
Pacific currently hosts videos on a custom version of Kaltura integrated into Sakai (Media Gallery). After exploring several options, Canvas Task Force representatives agreed that we should discontinue our Kaltura license and move all video content to our current Canvas integration of Mediasite ... More

June 30: Sakai will be Archived
Remember to Migrate Your courses and non-academic sites to Canvas or SharePoint ... More

April 19: Research Day - Abstract Submissions Deadline Extended
Pacific's Annual Research Day is April 30, on the Stockton Campus, and the deadline for submissions has been extended to April 19. You may submit your abstracts now using this form. 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).

April 27: 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
  • The search committee is currently reviewing applications. This search committee is chaired by Professor Mouchumi Bhattacharyya.
Dean, Gladys L. Benerd School of Education
  • The search committee invites you to meet the third candidate in the forum today, Monday, April 18, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall (behind Faye Spanos Concert Hall) on the Stockton campus. The 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
  • The search committee interviewed candidates last week to bring to campus. Campus visits are scheduled in April and early May. Look for more information coming soon. This search committee is chaired by Dean Oppenheimer.
Associate Provost for Professional Learning Workforce Development
  • The university community is invited to attend a forum this Friday, April 22, for Stacy McAfee, a candidate for the new position of Associate Provost for Professional Learning Workforce Development. Dr. McAfee will share her vision of the challenges and opportunities for the Center for Professional and Continuing Education as well other workforce development opportunities she foresees for the university. Please visit the search site here to view Dr. McAfee's CV and link to a feedback survey. 

    Friday, April 22, 2016, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

    DeRosa University Center (DUC) 211 or by WebEx

    Meeting number: 925 243 791

    Meeting password: forum

    This search committee is chaired by Vice Provost Vernon Smith 
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
  • The search committee 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.
A limited number of seats will be available to faculty, staff, alumni and community members, with priority going to students, for the first U.S. Senate debate among five leading candidates vying to succeed Sen. Barbara Boxer. The live televised debate will begin at 6 p.m. in the DeRosa University Center Ballroom.
A ticket request form can be found here. Information about how to view the debate, including watch parties on all three campuses, and other debate-related activities can be found here.
Parking will be impacted on the Stockton Campus due to the debate. Updated information can be found here. To view all Senate debate information, visit
the debate website at pacific.edu/debate.

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