August 28, 2012
Institutional Priorities Committee
Minutes of August 28, 2012
3:00pm - 5:00pm DeRosa Center Room 211
Present: Brodnick, Cavanaugh, Ciccolella, Dial, Eibeck, Gale, Goff, Griego, Hensley, Kleinert, Lackey, Lyon, Luu, Meyer, Murta, Pallavicini, Shaw, Staniec, Wright
Absent: Leland, Martin, Perrot
Call to Order: 3:04pm
Charge of the IPC
The charge of the IPC was revised and submitted to Academic Council for their review in September. The May 2012 revision eliminates language that states that the IPC is the University's primary strategic planning group. President Eibeck said that more thought and discussion will be needed to determine who is the University's strategic planning group if it is not the IPC.
Committee members need to communicate IPC issues to their constituencies, however, at times confidentiality may be important. Confidential matters will be specifically identified as they arise.
Currently requests are due by January 11, 2013. It was suggested that the due date for requests be pushed back because the results of a marketing assessment will not be available until later in the spring. Finalizing this date will be determined after more consideration.
More clarification was given on the term "budget assumptions". Ultimately enrollments determine the revenue, but assumptions can be made about key variables, for example, admissions, enrollment projections, tuition increases, salary increases, or license agreements.