Northeastern State University
University Planning Group
Minutes: January 22, 2009 Meeting
****Approved February 12, 2009****
Call to order: 3:32 p.m.
25 members present, 3 absent
The Group agreed to the following actions/decisions. Approval was unanimous with the exception of the first proposal
- Kim Cherry noted that the Mission did not include anything that differentiated our mission from those of other universities. Martin Venneman provided a note reinforcing this concern, also suggesting that the State looks at our mission as being one of addressing the needs of the region and those of Oklahoma.
- Mark Kinders suggested that the word "creativity" be included in the focused mission statement.
The next scheduled meeting of the UPG is Thursday, February 12, 2009 from 2:30-4:00 p.m.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:37 p.m.
Member Attendees (4 members attended the first half of the meeting): Dr. April Adams, Dr. Janet Bahr, Dr. Dalton Bigbee, Dr. Kay Grant, Ms. Sue Catron, V-P Kim Cherry, Dr. Craig Clifford, Dr. Sheila Collins, Dr. Denise Deason-Toyne, Dr. Dave Kern, Mr. Tim Foutch, Ms. Nancy Garber, Dr. Mark Giese, Mr. Joe Spence, Mr. John Gyllin, Dr. Ed Huckeby, Dr. Chuck Ziehr, Dr. Christee Jenlink, Ms. Christy Landsaw, Dr. Pamela Louderback, Dr. Tim McElroy, Dr. Laura Boren, Dr. Martin Venneman, Liz Cook (NSGA), V-P Mark Kinder
Members Absent: Dr. Doug Penisten, Dr. Andrew Vassar, Dr. Tom Jackson
See exhibits on following pages, including the approved DRAFT Mission/Vision and the Implementation Task Group Proposals that were approved.
Founded on the rich educational heritage of the Cherokee Nation, the campuses of Northeastern State University provide our diverse communities a broad array of lifelong learning, undergraduate, graduate, and professional doctoral degree programs. Through quality teaching, research and scholarly activities, service to local and professional communities, and high expectations, our dedicated faculty and staff provide a friendly learning environment where students are prepared to achieve socially responsible career and personal goals for success in a challenging global society.
We prepare students to succeed as socially responsible global citizens. (Note: The proposed focused mission statement does not replace the current mission statement.)
Recommendation 1 was acted upon by approving the formation of the Academic Priorities Process Review Task Group.
Recommendations 2 and 3 were approved and forwarded to the President's Council for review and feedback.
(Source document: Implementation_Task_Foce.UPG_Report.22Jan2009)
Given the Charge of the Task Force and based upon the operational assumptions defined, the Task Force's recommendations are as follows.
Approved: 16 January 2009
Prepared: 17 January 2009: MRV