Northeastern State University
University Planning Group
Minutes: June 17, 2009 Meeting
Scheduled Time: 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Location: UC Morgan room (no ITV)
No reports are expected from the Academic Priorities and Information/ Assessment/ Accountability task groups at the June meeting
8:59 AM Call to order
The discussion was opened with only supportive comments, and no concerns or issues stated. Kim Cherry specifically applauded the committee. The June 2 proposal was moved, seconded and approved unanimously. Tom Jackson moved that UPG provide formal commendation to task group from the President's office, seconded and all in favor.
Fall 2009 UPG priorities: Dave Kern introduced planning and priority information for the UPG to consider as the group prepares for the fall semester. See ATTACHMENT B for the handout titled "Status Report and Suggestion for Future Priorities", prepared by Dave with input from the Steering Committee.
The priorities identified by the steering committee are:
There was an extensive discussion on timing, process, content and structure associated with starting work on updating and enhancing the strategic plan. There was no discussion relating to the other two priorities. The Academic Priorities process will be a major focus of the July 22 UPG meeting. This discussion resulted in no consensus on an update process; consequently, the steering committee will review and discussion will continue at the next meeting.
The following provides some highlights of the discussion (and issues) concerning updating and enhancing the strategic plan. There was no consensus on actions to be taken. The following attempts to organize the discussion and input from the record of individual statements (this uncorrected document is available upon request). The discussion addressed the following issues:
Meeting was adjourned 10:38 AM
Members in attendance: April Adams, Martha Albin, Janet Bahr, Laura Boren, Sue Catron, Kim Cherry, Craig Clifford, Sheila Collins, Della Combs, Tim Foutch, Nancy Garber, Michael Gibbons, Kay Grant, Ed Huckeby, Tom Jackson, Christee Jenlink, Dave Kern (chairperson), Christy Landsaw, Pamela Louderback,Tim McElroy, Doug Penisten, Scott Pettus, John Schleede, Randy Shelton, Joe Spence, Martin Venneman
Members absent:Dalton Bigbee, Jym Brittain, Richard Carhart, Liz Cook (NSGA), Denise Deason-Toyne, Mark Giese, John Gyllin, Mark Kinders, Shu Nakai, Andrew Vassar, Chuck Ziehr