University Planning

University Planning and Quality Council


March 23, 2006

Members Present: Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo, Provost Paul Hosier, Dr. Ronald Core, Ms. Pat Leonard, Mr. Stephen Demski, Dr. David Cordle, Mr. Lawrence Clark, Dr. Cathy Barlow, Dr. Virginia Adams, Dr. Robert Roer, Dr. James Dragna, Dr. Mark Spaulding, Dr. Robert Burrus, and Mr. Bob Russell.

Others Attending: Ms. Sharon Boyd, Ms. Lisa Castellino, Ms. Nikki Howard, Ms. Gay Howe, Mr. Mark Lanier, Dr. Matt Mayhew, Ms. Kay Ward, and Dr. Kenneth Spackman.

Chancellor DePaolo called the meeting to order at 3:30 pm.

The minutes of the February 27 meeting were approved as distributed on the Web.

Resource plans in general. There was agreement that strategic resource plans can be useful as general overview descriptions of a) where we are now in relation to our targets, b) approximately how much it will cost to get where we want to go, and c) (to the extent possible) where we expect the funding to come from. Neither the progress measures nor the resource plans make sense in isolation. They must be supported and expanded at the division and unit levels; more analysis and detail are needed to fully understand all related issues; and careful allocation strategies must be developed at the division and unit levels. Nevertheless, resource plans provide an explicit link between planning and budgeting, and they can play an important role in communicated the university's needs to external and governing constituents.

Resource plans for progress measures #1 and #2. Draft resource plans for progress measures #1 (student-faculty ratio) and #2 (student-staff ratio) were presented to the Council, along with a draft memorandum of transmittal to the Chancellor. It was moved and seconded to approve these resource plans and memorandum. The motion carried without dissent.

Resource plan for progress measure #5. A draft resource plan for progress measure #5 (campus housing) was presented for discussion. A number of suggestions and corrections were made, and the Council voted to include this resource plan with the memorandum of transmittal already approved.

Resource plan for progress measure #6. A draft resource plan for progress measure #6 (salaries) was presented for discussion. Following the incorporation of several changes, the Council determined that the draft should be reviewed by Human Resources and reconsidered at the April 19 meeting.

Resource plans for the remaining progress measures. The Council agreed that it would be valuable to draft resource plans for the remaining seven progress measures for consideration at the April 19 meeting. Provost Hosier assigned working groups for this purpose:

3. (diversity) Steve Demski (lead), Tom Schmid, William Fleming, Tamra Minor

4. (retention and graduation) Pat Leonard (lead), Terry Curran, David Cordle, Sue McCaffray

6. (salaries) William Fleming

7. (R&D expenditures) Bob Roer (lead), Mark Galizio

8. (international and study abroad) Larry Clark (lead), Cathy Barlow, Virginia Adams, Adrian Sherman

9. (endowment) Mary Gornto (lead), Mark Lanier, Ron Core

10. (alumni giving) Mary Gornto (lead), Larry Clark

The meeting was adjourned at 4:30 pm.

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Apr. 19, 2006

3:30-5:00 pm

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