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Strategic Plan Committee Meeting
Friday, 2/8/13 - 2 pm
Founders Hall 2207

Attendees: Keith Becherer, Venessa Brown, Wai Cheah, Rhonda Comrie, Jaci DeClue, Kim Durr, Nathalia Garcia, Carol Gentry, Bev George, Chris Gordon, Dave Heth, Lydia Jackson, Paul Rose, Tim Schoenecker, Chandler Vandenberg (attending for Julie Babington), Jerry Weinberg, Ken Witt, Erik Zimmerman

Absent: Julie Babington, Bev George


The meeting was held in Founders Hall 2207. Paul sent out an agenda prior to the meeting.

The meeting began with the Committee approving the minutes from 1/25/13.

The second item was approval of the Values statements. Although the group discussed possible minor changes, no further changes were made. Venessa Brown moved to accept the Values statements and Wai Cheah seconded the motion. The members present voted and the motion passed unanimously. The list of Values is on the last page of the minutes.

The third item was approval of the Vision statement. Minor modifications were made. Tim Schoenecker moved to accept the Vision statement and Dave Heth seconded the motion. The members present voted and the motion passed unanimously. The Vision statement follows:

"Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will achieve greater national and global recognition through the enrichment of its innovative programs and the development of professionals, scholars, and leaders."

Attention turned to the Mission Statement. On behalf of the Mission Statement Writing Sub-Committee, Chris Gordon submitted a refined draft for the group to consider. Some minor changes were discussed and the group agreed to continue working on improving the language after the meeting and prepare to approve at the next meeting.

In preparation for the next meeting, Paul reminded the Committee to begin looking at the old long-term goals and considering what new long-term goals should be envisioned.

Next meeting: Friday, February 22 at 2 p.m., Founders Hall 2207.

Values

Old Values

Recognizing public education as the cornerstone of a democracy, SIUE carries out its mission based on certain fundamental, shared values. We value:

Citizenship

  • Social, civic and political responsibility, globally, nationally, locally, and within the University
  • Active partnerships and a climate of collaboration and cooperation among faculty, staff, students and the larger community
  • Environmental stewardship

Excellence

  • High quality student learning
  • Continuous improvement and innovation
  • Outstanding scholarship and public service
  • Standards consonant with the premier status to which we aspire

Integrity

  • Accountability to those we serve and from whom we receive support
  • Honesty in our communications and in our actions

Openness

  • Inclusion of the rich diversity of humankind in all aspects of university life
  • Respect for individual differences
  • Intellectual freedom and diversity of thought
  • Access for all who can benefit from our programs

Wisdom

  • Creation, preservation, and sharing of knowledge
  • Application of knowledge in a manner that promotes the common good
  • Life-long learning

Updated Values (approved 02.08.13):

Recognizing public education as the cornerstone of a democracy, SIUE fulfills its mission based on certain fundamental, shared values. We value:

Citizenship

  • Social, civic and political responsibility--globally, nationally, locally, and within the University
  • Active partnerships and a climate of collaboration and cooperation among students, faculty, staff, alumni and the larger community
  • Sustainable practices in environmental, financial and social endeavors

Excellence

  • High-quality learning within and beyond the classroom
  • Continuous improvement and innovation
  • Outstanding scholarship and public service

Inclusion

  • A welcoming and supportive environment
  • Openness to the rich diversity of humankind in all aspects of university life
  • Respect for individuals, differences, and cultures
  • Intellectual freedom and diversity of thought

Integrity

  • Accountability to those we serve and from whom we receive support
  • Honesty in our communications and in our actions

Wisdom

  • Creation, preservation, and sharing of knowledge
  • Application of knowledge in a manner that promotes the common good
  • Life-long learning