Board of Trustees

Ad Hoc Strategic Planning Committee

December 3, 2009



Members Present:                                                    

Brian Cloyd, Chair (via telephone)                             Brent Graves              

L. Garnet Lewis (via telephone)                                 Martha Haynes                       

Michael Andary                                                          Gavin Leach                           

Mary Campbell (via telephone)                                   Jason Morgan

Howard Cohodas (via telephone)                               Cynthia Prosen

Kathleen Godec                                                          Les Wong, ex officio




Chair Cloyd reviewed the Strategic/Critical Thinking Process used at Steelcase, Inc.  The ad hoc Strategic Planning Committee’s goal is to help the Board of Trustees identify two or three critical policy issues for the University.  The critical issues should be at the Board policy level rather than the staff operational policy level.  The Committee discussed the differences between these policy levels. 


Links to the Roadmap to 2015, Capital Outlay Five-Year Master Plan, and the AQIP Systems Portfolio will be sent to the Committee as well as tuition information for peer institutions.  Committee members were requested to send any questions via email to Chair Cloyd with a copy to all committee members. 


The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 10, at 10:00 a.m. in 604 Cohodas (with some members participating via telephone).  The Committee was requested to prepare for this meeting by identifying key issues to put before the Board of Trustees—asking if the issue is broad enough and whether it is policy related.  The Committee will brainstorm these key issues prioritizing what is most critical.  An additional meeting will be scheduled via teleconference for late January to determine which critical issues will be discussed at the Board’s February Retreat/Strategy Session.


The meeting was adjourned at 3:30 p.m.