Committee on Strategic Planning and Priorities (CSPP)
Meeting Place: Social Science 331
Meeting Dates: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 1:30-2:50 pm
The Committee on Planning and Priorities (CPP) is charged with promoting the TCNJ Mission (http://tcnj.pages.tcnj.edu/about/mission) and Core Beliefs (http://tcnj.pages.tcnj.edu/about/mission/core-beliefs ) as the primary guides in campus planning, decision-making, and resource allocation. CPP serves as the Planning Council for the President in the strategic areas of Leadership, Planning, and Decision-making. In this capacity, it advises and supports the President’s development and periodic review of the College’s institutional strategic plan and strategic initiatives.
1. CPP is responsible for the maintenance of the College’s Institutional Strategic Plan. CPP will continuously review the Institutional Strategic Plan and conduct a comprehensive revision at least every five years.
2. CPP will regularly examine the campus Mission and Core Beliefs, priorities, and progress in meeting goals, as summarized in the institutional planning documents. To facilitate this role, it will coordinate all campus strategic planning, soliciting current strategic plans from each Planning Council and from each School and creating a central secure web repository of strategic planning documents. CPP will provide the President with feedback, questions, or recommendations on campus Mission and Core Beliefs, priorities, and progress.
3. CPP will evaluate strategic needs and priorities of the College’s mission as reflected in proposals that emanate from College governance, major institutional planning areas, and institutional task forces. CPP will take the initiative to inform and also respond to requests for input on the drafting of proposals that are pertinent to the long-range direction of the College. Such proposals or studies may concern new objectives, critical reexamination of existing strategic objectives, or resource allocation. CPP will review the reporting relationship and function of the Planning Councils and confirm that each planning officer has reviewed his/her strategic plan on an agreed-upon schedule, in consultation with the appropriate Planning Council, and submitted it to CPP for review. CPP will ensure that these plans are consistent with the Mission and Core Beliefs of the College. CPP also will receive action minutes for each Planning Council meeting and will post them, along with its own action minutes, to the planning web site (with a link at www.tcnj.edu/~steering). CPP will annually review the current and projected financial situation of the College. The Committee will establish and update guiding principles for resource allocation, including new spending and cost saving.
CPP will ensure that long-range planning is linked to decision-making and budgeting processes, and that planning processes are clearly communicated, provide for stakeholder participation, and incorporate the use of assessment results
4. CPP will periodically examine internal and external challenges and opportunities and define strategies for achieving the College mission and enhancing the College’s future effectiveness. Included in this will be review, as needed, of the principles for shaping the College’s multi-year calendar.
CPP will review, on a rotating basis, the updated strategic planning documents of the eight Schools (treating the Library as a School) and nine Planning Areas, each of which includes a Planning Officer (the cabinet officer in charge of the area):
College Advancement VP for College Advancement
Educational Affairs Provost or designee
Enrollment Management Provost or designee
Faculty Development Provost or designee
Facilities & Construction VP for Administration or designee
Finance & Budget Treasurer
Human Resources & Staff Development VP for Human Resources
Information Technology VP for Administration or designee
Student Affairs VP for Student Affairs or designee
The rotating cycle of review will be determined by CPP in collaboration with the Planning Officer.
CPP Membership: (15 members). 6 faculty including the President of the Faculty Senate; the Provost, the Treasurer, the VP for Student Affairs or designee, and 1 additional Cabinet member; two staff members including the President of the Staff Senate; and 3 students including the President and Executive Vice President of Student Government and a graduate student. If no graduate student is able to serve, the third student will be an additional elected representative from Student Government.
Minutes: September 14, 2005
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