Senate Advisory Committee on University Strategic Planning

The Senate Advisory Committee on University Strategic Planning’s (SACUSP) ) “principal roles are to (1) consult with the University administration, and present and argue for the views and interests of the whole faculty in the administration’s long-range academic and budgetary planning and (2) identify and bring to the attention of the Academic Senate various long-range, strategic issues, decisions and challenges that should be addressed in furthering the University’s missions and positioning the University to be responsive to the demands of a changing and competitive environment. The goal of the Committee is to assure that academic interests such as academic freedom, academic excellence and principles of shared governance are considered when developing the long term strategic directions of the University. The Committee should strive to persuade the administration to make critical long term budgetary and academic policy decisions in as open and public a way as possible.” Policy 6-002-III-D-1-g

Governing Document: University Policy 6-002-III-D-1-g: The Academic Senate

Senate & Senate Committees

“Specific Powers and Duties

  • Provide a forum for individual faculty members to submit information on long term strategic budget and planning
  • Represent views and interests of all faculty in matters related to long term strategic planning for the Institution
  • Consult with the University administration on developing a transparent process for long term strategic planning
  • Provide the University administration with input to all strategic planning initiatives that the administration should refer to the Committee for review
  • Identify and bring to the attention of the Academic Senate various long-range, strategic issues, decisions and challenges that should be addressed in furthering the University’s missions and positioning the University to be responsive to the demands of a changing and competitive environment
  • The Committee shall perform the functions assigned to it by applicable provisions of Policy 6-313 (Terminations and Program Discontinuance–Declaration of Financial Exigency)”

Voting: 12 Tenure-line or Career-line faculty.

Non-voting ex officio:
Ruth Watkins, University President
Daniel Reed, Senior VP Academic Affairs
Michael Good, Senior VP Health Sciences
Randy Dryer, Academic Senate President,
Christy Porucznik, Academic Senate President-elect
Julio Facelli, Academic Senate Past President 2020-2021.

Central administrators:
Randy Dryer, Academic Senate President 2020-2021
Julio Facelli, Academic Senate Past President 2020-2021.

Chair:
Julio Facelli; Academic Senate Past President 2020-2021

Current Membership

SACUSP Annual Reports
(Note: prior to July 2020 this Committee was named the Senate Advisory Committee on Budget & Planning; and earlier the Faculty Budget & Planning Advisory Committee, so pre-2021 reports are of those predecessors. See here.)

Proposal to Revise Policy 6-002