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Strategic Plan Committee Meeting
Friday, 11/9/12 - 2 pm
MUC Board Room

Attendees: Julie Babington, Keith Becherer, Wai Cheah, Rhonda Comrie, Sean Crawford (attending for Erik Zimmerman), Jaci DeClue, Kim Durr, Nathalia Garcia, Carol Gentry, Chris Gordon, Dave Heth, Susan Morgan (attending for Jerry Weinberg), S.J. Morrison (attending for Bev George), Paul Rose, Tim Schoenecker, Ken Witt

Absent: Venessa Brown, Bev George, Lydia Jackson, Jerry Weinberg, Erik Zimmerman

The meeting was held in Founders Hall 2300. Paul provided a handout of the current Mission Statement (MS) and the Vision & Values (V&V) for reference.

The group approved the October 26 minutes with some minor changes.

Paul compiled some partial MS phrases submitted by members of the committee via the electronic discussion board, which were emailed to the members prior to the meeting. Although a draft of the MS was not completed, the committee discussed and agreed upon some specific phrases and ideas that should be included in the MS.

Since the last meeting, Chancellor Furst-Bowe sent an announce-list broadcast informing the campus that the Strategic Plan Update Committee had been formed and feedback would be welcome during the process of updating the Strategic Plan.

In the meeting, some members stated that they thought it important to request more comprehensive input from the campus community before we release a draft, both to ensure that we understand their views and to maximize their buy-in. Therefore, they wanted to contact their particular constituencies again with very specific questions requesting feedback on the MS as well as the V&V of the campus. As soon as possible, each committee member will request feedback on three questions:

  1. What about our MS, V and V statements no longer represents SIUE?
  2. What about our MS, V and V statements should be retained?
  3. What about our MS, V and V statements is lacking (need to add)?


Ken Witt emailed a questionnaire containing these questions to committee members a few hours after the meeting.

Each committee member should keep the recommendations of constituents in mind as the MS, V and V are updated. The primary goal for the next meeting is to finalize the list of phrases that will be included in the committee's draft MS, if not complete a draft MS.

Next meeting: Friday, November 30 at 2 p.m., Founders Hall 2300 (same room)