St. Cloud State University
Strategic Planning Committee Minutes
May 2, 2002, 7:45 a.m. Mississippi Room

Members Present: Diane Decker, Bonnie Hedin, Jeanne Hites, Balsy Kasi, Pat Krueger, Mohammad Mahroof-Tahir, John Palmer, Mary Soroko, and Jay Vora

Members Absent: Edward Addo, John Burgeson, Bassey Eyo, Andrew Larkin, Glen Palm, Aspasia Rigopoulou-Melcher, Karen Thoms, Addie Turkowski, Fred Walker, and Brenda Wentworth

Guest: President Saigo, Diana Burlison, Lisa Foss, and Steve Ludwig

Support Staff: Subimal Chopra and Lucie Schwartzkopf

I. Approval of minutes
Approval of minutes was tabled until later in the meeting to determine if quorum would be reached.

II. Polishing priorities
Diversity discussion continued from previous meeting. Number 5 on the diversity draft will be incorporated as the second goal. Numbers 2-4 could be incorporated as the rationale. It was suggested that work on the rationale wait until after the Nichols Survey results are received. It was proposed to revise number 3 as listed in the minutes from April 18, 2002 to read: "Profile of recruitment and retention of students, faculty, staff, and administration, including consideration of domestic and international diversity." The point was made to address the issue in the future regarding how naturalized citizens fit into the definition of "international". It was also noted that the second KPI could be listed as an indicator.
It was suggested to modify IV from the Technology draft to read: "SCSU will provide appropriate technologies that support teaching, learning and access" and that letters "A" and "B" could support this. A third item (letter "C") could be added for service technologies to include infrastructure as well.
One member stated the measurements will need to be worked on by the committee next year.
Jeanne Hites agreed to draft a sixth KPI which addresses the replacement and maintenance rate of equipment, and send it out to the committee for approval.

III. Approval of minutes
Minutes were approved by attending committee members, although there was no quorum. It was agreed that the minutes will be sent to all committee members and approved by a virtual vote.

IV. Work in progress communication plan
Lisa Foss shared copies and an update on the Communication Plan. The goal will be to publicize the reason for the plan, how it was developed, stress the plan will have actions resulting from it, and encourage the rest of the community to engage in discussion and implementation of the plan. The target time frame is to begin sharing this information by convocation. The campaign will include:

  1. Brochure to be distributed
  2. New UNews article series regarding the plan. An example might be Tracking KPI's, etc.
  3. Media release
  4. Group meetings with chair, etc., for individuals to meet for answers
  5. Quarterly report on implementation progress sent both internally and externally, i.e. MnSCU and legislators
  6. Mission/Vision unveiled and published

After discussion, it was agreed that the FA, campus community, and the public be given the opportunity to offer feedback on the communication plan. Jeanne asked the members to review it and offer her feedback.

V. Comments - President Saigo
President Saigo offered thanks for the work done by Jeanne Hites and the committee. He shared that the work of the committee sets the direction of SCSU for the next 10 years. He encouraged the committee to not let one or two people halt the process that has begun.

Planned meeting times

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