St. Cloud State University
Strategic Planning Committee Revised Minutes
March 22, 2001, 7:45 a.m. St. Croix

Members Present: Jim Bertram, John Burgeson, Marlene DeVoe, Judy Foster, Jeanne Hites, Judy Kilborn, Pat Krueger, Arthur Mehrhoff, Glen Palm, Mike Pesch, Karen Thoms, and Brenda Wentworth

Members Absent: Deb Binsfeld, Bonnie Hedin, Debra Japp, John Palmer, Mary Soroko, Addie Turkowski, Jay Vora, Fred Walker, and Eric Wimberger

Support Staff: Subimal Chopra and Lucie Schwartzkopf

  1. Minutes from March 1, 2001, were approved with no revisions.

  2. Polishing the Strategic Plan

    1. The chair from each subcommittee needs to write: 1) A one-page year-end report, and 2) The Key Performance Indicators (KPI's). The progress on last year's goals and recommendations on the year-end reports are to be addressed.
    2. Jeanne Hites wants final sub-committee reports for collating no later than Monday, April 16, 2001, in order to have reports done before summer. The later the reports are received, the more pressure is placed on the ad hoc committee to assemble it. The sooner they are received, the better. Jeanne Hites would like the KPI's by Friday, March 30, 2001.
    3. Use Microsoft Word for documents to ensure uniform formatting. If you don't have access to Microsoft Word, save document as text, and it will then be converted to Word. A template is attached.
  3. The End Game

  4. The idea was proposed that the committee would like to know where President Saigo is on agreeing with the current Strategic Planning Process. The committee desires to be more aware of whether he is in support of the plan. The committee decided to invite him to a meeting to facilitate receiving his feedback. Judy Foster is having lunch with him today, and offered to be a spokesperson. She agreed to ask him to attend one of the remaining meetings for this purpose.

  5. Quality Plan Options

    1. Articles on the Baldridge National Quality Program model and AQIP (the NCA quality program) were distributed. Costs are tremendous for quality programs. The group felt willingness to develop their own assessment process. The main question would be who would do this. The committee felt it would be cheaper to let individuals in the university do this rather than do the training. Jeanne Hites agreed to do research to find other universities that have done this and determine their costs. While any assessment process will cost money and a large amount of time from faculty, the thought conveyed was that it would be better to look at it now rather than have MnSCU or the Legislature potentially dictate what must be done.
  6. We briefly discussed the April 4 Faculty Forum Day presentation on institutional vision. All members of the SPC and especially subcommittee chairs are invited to participate with Jeanne Hites and Judy Foster in this discussion.

Planned meeting times

Thursday, April 05, 2001, 7:45 am - 9:00 am, St. Croix
Thursday, April 19, 2001, 7:45 am - 9:00 am, St. Croix
Thursday, May 03, 2001, 7:45 am - 9:00 am, St. Croix