The membership of the University Planning Council encompasses a broad spectrum of university stakeholders to encourage inclusion, collaboration and shared leadership. The membership includes 1 -Staff Council Member, 2 -3 Student Government Members from Tahlequah and BA, 1-2 HLC Reporting Members, 1-2 Faculty Council Members, 3-5 Administrative members, 5-8 At Large members (from nominations through an/open forum), Faculty Chairperson, the past Faculty Chairperson, and a Cabinet Sponsor. The Executive Council includes the Faculty Chairpersons, Faculty Council tenured representative, and 2-4 additional UPC members.
The University Planning Council was formed in the spring of 2011, combining the responsibilities of the University Planning Group and the President’s Council. This consolidation reflected a shift in the planning process from a focus on enhancing Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Goals to a focus on implementing strategic priorities in the form of University Action Projects.
The University Planning Council’s current focus is on implementation of University Action Projects. These projects were selected through a comprehensive, campus wide process involving two-way communications with stakeholder groups in the university and through campus-wide University Assemblies in 2010 and 2011. The projects directly support implementation of NSU’s strategic goals.