Minutes

Strategic Planning Team

April 15, 2003

 

Attending:         Bryan Price (presiding), Alice Bahr, David Buchanan, Memo Diriker, Tim Dunn, Becky Emery, Joel Jenne, Kevin Mann, Anjali Pandey, David Rieck, Alan Selser, Jerry Waldron

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:25 a.m.

 

1)                  Minutes of the April 8, 2003, SPT meeting had been e-mailed to everyone.  There were no corrections.

 

2)                  The discussion continued with the core goal on community collaborations.  There was lengthy dialogue over the intent and clarity of the goal.  Should the word “technology” be used? What were we intending with that type of language?  What would be an acceptable synonym?  Also, we discussed the intent of collaborations. Were these intended for-profit, for-service regardless of cost, or for some type of balance between those two extremes.  After much debate, the SPT agreed on the following:

 

The University will use strategic collaborations and targeted community outreach to benefit Maryland and the region.

 

3)                  There was a brief discussion about the core academic goal and whether “and success” should or should not be included in the language.  After expressing competing views, the SPT agreed that including “and success” was appropriate to the academic goal.

 

4)                  The SPT revisited the student-centered goal, attempting to refine the language.  After much discussion, the group agreed to leave the goal as constructed with one change.  The language now reads:

 

The University will advance a student-centered environment.

 

5)                  The SPT discussed the date for a planning session that would be dedicated to finalizing the working draft of the strategic plan.  To keep the group to a manageable size, participation would be by invitation only but would also include a much broader representation than the current SPT. Deans, Faculty Senate Reps, Department Chair Reps, and Student Reps were included in the expanded group.  It was hoped to keep the group smaller than 50 and no more than 60.  The date agreed upon was Friday, June 6, 2003  8 am –4:30 pm.

 

6)                  Adjourned.  Next meeting.  Tuesday, April 22, 7:25 am—8:45 am, PCR in Holloway Hall. 

 

The Current DRAFT core goals are:

1)   The University will enhance the academic and learning environment in order to promote intellectual growth and success.

2)   The University will advance a student-centered environment.

3)   Recognizing our diverse and global society, the University will foster inclusiveness as well as cultural and intellectual pluralism.

4)   The University will use strategic collaborations and targeted community outreach to benefit Maryland and the region.                                                        Recorder: Bryan Price