University Planning and Quality Council


December 1, 2004

Members Present: Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo, Provost Paul Hosier, Dr. Ronald Core, Mr. Stephen Demski, Ms. Pat Leonard, Ms. Mary Gornto, Dr. Robert Tyndall, Dr. Nelson Reid, Dr. Karen Wetherill (for Dr. Cathy Barlow), Dr. Bettie Glenn (for Dr. Virginia Adams), Dr. Robert Roer, Dr. Terry Curran, Dr. Carol Pilgrim, Dr. Tom Schmid, Mr. William Fleming and Mr. Robert S. Russell.

Others Attending: Mr. Max Allen, Dr. Raymond Burt, Ms. Lisa Castellino, Ms. Mimi Cunningham, Mr. Ed Davis, Mr. Mark Lanier, Dr. Matt Mayhew, Dr. Howard Rasheed, Ms. Kay Ward and Dr. Kenneth Spackman.

Provost Hosier called the meeting to order at 3:35 pm.

The minutes of the November 5, 2004, meeting were approved as distributed on the Web.

The Council considered the report of the ad hoc committee (Curran, Reid, Ward) on revisions of Goal II of the strategic plan and its objectives, and agreed on some changes by consensus.  Goal II now reads, with its objectives and strategies, as follows:

GOAL II:  Recruit, retain and develop quality faculty, administration and staff in appropriate numbers.

Objective 1:   Strive for fair and competitive salaries and improved benefits for faculty, administration and other EPA personnel.

Objective 2:   Strive for fair and competitive salaries and improved benefits for SPA staff personnel.

Objective 3:   Encourage creative educational, research, service and administration initiatives.

Objective 4:   Encourage and support professional development and career advancement opportunities and initiatives for faculty and staff.

Objective 5:   Analyze, publish and consistently utilize reliable data on factors important to enhancement of faculty and staff capability.

The Council engaged in an extended discussion on the steps necessary to complete the university's strategic plan.  Issues raised included: whether or not to employ the "small group" method to refine strategies, the role of units in contributing to the strategies, consistency in the wording of strategies, the need for a common planning glossary with examples, the balance between top-down and bottom-up planning, and prioritization of strategies.  Provost Hosier expressed his desire to continue this discussion at the January 2005 meeting of the Planning Council.

The Council considered the recommendation of Subcommittee 8 (Establish a Visitors Center), and agreed to communicate the following revised version to the master planners.


The Council determined that the work of Subcommittee 7 (Campus standard for comfortable, well-maintained work spaces) was applicable as an internal document, but that it was not necessary to transmit it to the master planning consultants.

Due to the lateness of the hour, the Council did not further discuss the concept of a central faculty dining space, nor did it discuss a proposal under new business involving electronic kiosks.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:15 pm.

Future Meetings  (All meetings are 3:30 - 5:00 pm, in AL 215)
     January 21, 2005
     February 23, 2005
     March 21, 2005
     April 21, 2005
     May 17, 2005

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