University Strategic Planning Council (USPC)

About the Council

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The University Strategic Planning Council (USPC) coordinates and monitors the development and implementation of the University Strategic Plan (USP), and makes recommendations to the President and Cabinet related to strategic priorities. USPC provides annual report summaries highlighting campus progress to the President, focusing on implementation and achievement of Strategic Planning goals. The Council works with the Division of Business and Finance to align the University Strategic Plan (USP) with budget to ensure that TSU achieves its most pressing goals and priorities. USPC provides regular review of USP budget to ensure deployment of resources towards strategic priorities. Specific functions include coordination and monitoring of development of strategic plans by campus units for reaching USP goals; review and compilation of annual reports submitted by vice presidents and unit heads in ComplianceAssist! on the progress-to-date of their units towards meeting the goals and objectives of the USP. The Council prepares and submits an Annual Campus Report Card each fiscal year to the President, and subsequently, to the campus community that highlights campus progress on USP’s key performance indicators.

USPC consists of members drawn from a cross-section of the campus community who serve on the committee on the basis of their roles. This includes deans or their designees, staff and faculty senate chairs, graduate council chair or designee, the AVPs for Facilities Planning, Distance and Extended Education, Academic Affairs (Institutional Planning and Assessment). Other members include Director Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Director, Title III Program Administration, Assistant Vice President, Budget and Travel, and one representative each from the Offices of the President, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Business and Finance, Vice President for Student Affairs, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Enrollment Services and Student Success, and Research and Sponsored Programs. Members serve for the duration of the office held by the individual. The Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs (Institutional Planning and Assessment) chairs the Council.

USPC meetings are open to all members of the University community on a seat available basis, and discussions are restricted to the agenda items. Only Council members can vote. USPC meets on the second Tuesday of the month from 12noon to 2:00pm. Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed.

Membership Listing


Upcoming Tentative Meeting Dates

Fall 2015
Tuesday September 8 12:00-2:00 Faculty Senate Room
Tuesday October 13 12:00-2:00 Faculty Senate Room
Tuesday November 10 12:00-2:00 Faculty Senate Room
Tuesday December 8 12:00-2:00 Faculty Senate Room


Spring and Summer 2016
Tuesday January 12 12:00-2:00 Faculty Senate Room
Tuesday February 9 12:00-2:00 Faculty Senate Room
Tuesday March 8 12:00-2:00 Faculty Senate Room
Tuesday April 12 12:00-2:00 Faculty Senate Room
Tuesday May 10 12:00-2:00 Faculty Senate Room
Tuesday June 7 12:00-2:00 Faculty Senate Room
Tuesday July 12 12:00-2:00 Faculty Senate Room



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