ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY
STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE
Minutes of September 18, 1998 7:45 a.m. in Mississippi Room, AMC

MEMBERS PRESENT: Shahzad Ahmad, Deb Binsfeld, Jeanne Hites, Rich Josephson, Ravindra Kalia, Vicki Kirkhorn, Pat Krueger, Bill Langen, Bruce Miles, Sid Parham, Jim Pehler, Katherine (Kat) Pesola, Doug Polley, Karen Wenz

MEMBERS ABSENT: Mary Cleary, Marlene DeVoe, Jill Minden, Brett Sween

STAFF: Leslie Valdes, Mir Md. Tariqul Haider

Introductions/Announcements:

Retreat - If you have any ideas or suggestions about a retreat for strategic planning, please let the chair know. The Ad hoc group thought it would be best next semester.

Feedback about last meeting

Election of chair: Sidney Parham was elected to be chair of the committee for this academic year.

Planned meeting times:
Thursday, Oct. 1 at 7:45 in Mississippi Room, AMC
Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7:45 in Mississippi Room, AMC
Thursday, Oct. 29 at 7:45 in Mississippi Room, AMC

Communications:

How to ensure the effective communication among the different planning groups on campus was discussed. It was suggested that the subcommittees and each separate planning group (e.g., enrollment management, financial planning, facilities planning, Student Life and Development, Administrative Services, College of Business, College of Education, and Learning Resources and Technology Services). One concern was how to bring in the bargaining units, student government, and the administration into the 'information loop'. The Ad Hoc group is to bring another communication proposal forward that addresses these concerns.

The Ad Hoc group should also produce a press release as to the status of the committee.

Committee members are also asked to look at the URL (http://lrts.stcloudstate.edu/spc). Any comments about changes to the URL should be directed to Sid Parham.

It was suggested that the Ad Hoc group develop an executive summary for the first and second year of its activities and a 'user's manual' for strategic planning for each of the different planning groups on campus.

Agenda Planning

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