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Senate Advisory Committee on University Strategic Planning


Senate Advisory Committee on University Strategic Planning

Committee Description


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

Membership


Voting: 12 Tenure-line or Career-line faculty. Ex offico members include the President, the Senior VP Academic Affairs, Senior VP Health Sciences, Academic Senate President, Academic Senate President-elect, Academic Senate Past President.

Chair 2021-2022:
Randy Dryer; Academic Senate Past President


Powers & 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)”


Current Roster




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