University Planning Committee
UPC Charge and Membership
The University Planning Committee serves as an advisory committee to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. The UPC offers input to the University-wide institutional effectiveness and planning processes, in accordance with the University’s Planning & Institutional Effectiveness Model. The UPC is responsible for recommending annual planning objectives as part of the implementation of the University’s strategic plan; reviewing and summarizing annual progress of the strategic plan; and monitoring the progress of planning and institutional effectiveness activities at other levels that support the strategic plan. An Executive Committee of the UPC, appointed by the Provost, meets occassionally to coordinate the key initiatives of the UPC, and its connection with other campus planning groups.
The UPC provides input to the University’s overall institutional effectiveness agenda. The UPC considers, endorses, and makes recommendations related to strategic, tactical, and other significant planning initiatives, and may establish ad hoc committees where needed to facilitate University planning.
For the course of the 2014-2015 academic year, the University Planning Committee served in a special capacity as the University’s Strategic Plan Steering Committee, coordinating the development of the University’s strategic plan for 2015-2020.
UPC Subcommittees, 2014-2015
To facilitate the UPC's work in coordinating the strategic planning process, and to engage other members of the University community in this process, three subcommittees have been formed for spring 2015. These subcommittees mirror the strategic plan's three themes: engaged, integrated, and global.