The bylaws and operating procedures are approved by the members of the Strategic Planning Council.
The Strategic Planning Council (SPC) is an on-going body, with diverse and broad-based membership, that administers the Strategic Plan by establishing priorities and developing action plans to meet the strategic objectives of the College. SPC members are volunteers who facilitate the design, advancement, and renewal of the Strategic Plan and assist the College by leading change. The SPC reports and documents the performance of action plans on an annual basis and transmits proposals to the Dean for implementation consideration. Inter alia, these will be used to guide departmental and program initiatives.
The SPC meets as a full body a minimum of four times each year during September, November, February, and April. Subcommittees and action teams commissioned by the SPC may meet more frequently as needed. The general activities of the SPC are as follows:
The Strategic Planning Council consists of no more than thirty (30) members. Membership is voluntary, through appointment by the Dean. SPC members serve three-year terms that are staggered such that one-third of the membership transitions on and off of the Council each year. The following profile of SPC membership is suggested to provide broad-based representation. Additional consideration may be given to ensure that appropriate diversity is achieved and that all units within the College are appropriately represented. An individual SPC member may fulfill one or more of the following membership categories:
Separate action teams may be created by the SPC to fulfill an activity it identifies to achieve a strategic objective. The outcomes and deliverables from action team activity, including timelines and sources of funds and other resources required for this activity, will be identified and approved prior to the start of action team work. These action teams generally consist of a select group of College stakeholders (faculty, staff, students, alumni, etc.) and are generally chaired by at least one SPC member. Each action team is responsible for documenting its work and reporting back to the SPC at its periodic meetings. The SPC will receive and evaluate the outcomes of action team work and will discharge an action team once its work is completed and its outcomes have been achieved.