committee to help shape University’s future
Mapping out the University’s future is the charge of
a new campus committee. The Strategic Planning Council, which
held its first meeting in December, is a retooling of the
previous planning group, the Council for University Planning
or CUP, says chair Ric Brown, provost and vice president for
transferred some of the goals from CUP to a new group that
is smaller and more focused,” he says.
says CUP found itself continually revising the existing strategic
plan. The new group is an attempt to bring the strategic plan
in line with Destination 2010 and the strategic plans of the
five vice presidential units: Student Affairs, Academic Affairs,
Human Resources, Business Affairs and Advancement. And as
the campus undergoes re-accreditation by the Western Association
of Schools and Colleges, the plan will also be compatible
with the goals of the WASC review.
idea is to pull them all together. Each plan has the same
basic tenets but are they in the same language? Are they in
the same language as WASC? We want a consistent picture,”
addition to the provost, the committee members include representatives
from each vice president’s area, the faculty, the staff,
student government, the community and the Faculty Senate.
As it evolves it may involve auxiliaries such as University
the first charge is to review and make recommendations to
the President regarding planning and action priorities on
the University level, the committee will also establish broad
directives. “When we say that the goal of Destination
2010 is to become a premier metropolitan university, we need
to determine what that means. We can then use that to set
priorities,” Brown says.
the strategic plan is approved, the committee will assess
its progress and review and update the plan as needed. The
group will also share new planning objectives and initiatives
with the campus community, and advise the president as requested.
information is available at www.csus.edu/spc.