Strategic Planning and Resource Council (SPARC)

See also SPARC | SPC | SBAC

Charge

To coordinate efforts between the Strategic Planning Committee (charged with making recommendations concerning the implementation of the strategic plan initiatives) and the Strategic Budgeting Advisory Committee (charged with making funding recommendations that support strategic plan initiatives and the mission of the university).

Membership

The Strategic Planning and Resource Council will have the following members:

  1. One full-time, tenured faculty member, appointed by the president to a three-year term, will serve as chair of the Council. This person will vote only in the event of a tie. The chair will be provided with a one-course reduction in teaching load for the fall and spring terms during her/his term as chair.
  2. The president will appoint a chair-elect at the end of the current chair’s second year to serve one year as ex-officio before becoming chair.
  3. The chair of the Council, the presidents of the Faculty Senate, Staff Senate, and Student Government Association, and the chair-elect in a year when there is a chair-elect will serve as the executive committee of the Strategic Planning and Resource Council.
  4. All members of the Strategic Planning Committee and all members of the Strategic Budgeting Advisory Committee. Elected/appointed members of the Strategic Planning Committee and the Strategic Budgeting Advisory Committee must be different (with the exceptions of the presidents and vice-presidents of the Faculty Senate, the Staff Senate, and the Student Government Association).

Procedure

  1. The chair of the Council and the executive committee will meet monthly to discuss agendas, procedural deadlines, and reporting goals of the Strategic Planning Committee and Strategic Budgeting Advisory Committee. The executive committee functions to inform and assist the chair in this coordinated effort.
  2. The chair of the Council will serve as chair of the Strategic Planning Committee and the Strategic Budgeting Advisory Committee.
  3. Annual Report and Presentation: A written report will be provided to the Faculty Senate, Staff Senate, and Student Government Association by October 1 of each year. This report should summarize the activities of the Strategic Planning Committee and the Strategic Budgeting Advisory Committee during the prior year, provide appropriate statistics and data, and outline long-range planning for the following year. This report should be approved by the membership of the two committees. The chair of the Strategic Planning and Resource Council shall, by the same date, contact the presidents of the Faculty Senate, Staff Senate, and Student Government Association to schedule presentations to these bodies.

Meetings

  1. The executive committee of the Strategic Planning and Resource Council will meet at least once per month from June to May of the following year.
  2. When possible, meetings will be convened in person. However, comments on specific issues and votes may be taken by written proxy (including email) if necessary.
  3. The meeting schedules for the Strategic Planning Committee and the Strategic Budgeting Advisory Committee will be established in June, and the schedules will be announced to the university community using whatever communication means are considered most likely to reach the broadest possible university audience.

Reports to

President

SPARC Links

SPARC Web Site
Current SPARC Executive Committee Membership
SPARC Executive Committee Minutes

Committee description updated December 30, 2013