July 1, 1996

MEMBERS PRESENT:* Shahzad Ahmad, Dick Andzenge, Jo Ann Asquith, Brad Chisholm, Bruce Ellis, Yvonne Getchell, Mike Hayman, Jeanne Hites, Richard Johnson, Rich Josephson, Bill Langen, Kathleen Maloney, Denise McGuire, Lu Meemken, Kate Mooney, Amy Nord, Jim Pehler, Sue Pope, Lora Robinson, Greg Scherber, Gretchen Starks-Martin, Rubin Stenseng, Annette Wilson

STAFF:* Sandy Isberner, Karen Schmid, Bill Tschida

GUEST: Lin Holder

*Those present are underlined.

The meeting was called to order by L. Robinson.

  1. Minutes
    The minutes were distributed for review. The minutes were accepted as distributed. L. Robinson distributed copies of the working agenda, reading list and sample copies of Strategic Plans.
  2. Proposed Dates and Times for Strategic Planning Committee Meetings Room change for July 10 meeting noted..
  3. Reading List
    Reading list was turned back over to K. Schmid.
  4. The Retreat Wrap-up Assessments made. Concluded needed to reduce time spent getting to know one another and revisit discussion of draft vision statement. Will discuss further at next meeting.
  5. Presentation
    Lin Holder spoke on North Central Accreditation and Semester Conversion. Holder pointed out that one NCA criterion specifically addresses institutional planning and that the this fact was one of several which precipitated establishing the Strategic Planning Committee. Holder felt that the initial NCA reports were focusses more on strengths than weaknesses of the institution. The NCA team knows that institutions have problems and so expect a balanced assessment of the institution.
  6. Holder felt that being on the semester calendar would facilitate our inter-institutional relationships.
  7. The next scheduled meeting is July 10, 1996 at 2:30 PM, Watab/Sauk Room.