Mission: To ensure communication to all constituencies institutional affairs, issues, and plans.
Meetings: The third Wednesday of each month; 9:00-11:00
Membership: Vice presidents, deans, directors; presidents of Faculty Senate, Staff Senate; and Student Association; president serves as chair and academic vice president serves as the vice-chair
Processes: President’s executive assistant solicits agenda items from members by Friday of previous week; approved agenda distributed via email by Monday of the week of the meeting and available to campus in the public folders; minutes recorded and approved at the following meeting; meeting is open to any campus member; approved minutes are distributed to members of each respective unit.
- Advisory to president; does not set policy
- Open and honest deliberation
- Professional, constructive conversations
- Trust and mutual support and respect for other members
- Respect everyone’s right to dissenting viewpoint
- Ensure strong communication and dissemination of information to campus constituencies
- Provides a forum for communication, administrative updates, and discussion of key topics affecting the university.
- Plays a major role in providing advice, information, and guidance to the president
- Recognizes campus members who have contributed in extraordinary ways to the university (special recognition)
- Provides for the president’s reports on current developments, issues of interest to campus, strategic directions (e.g., external developments; SBHE and Cabinet topics; legislative, national)
- Distributes a list of brief descriptions of current activities and events prepared by the director of public information.
- Discussion of major topics and issues impacting many on campus; discussion, debate, and follow up (suggested for placement on agenda); forum for communication and coordination regarding major campus initiatives (routine events and activities are included in the list provided by the public information director)
- Roundtable reports on developments, events, and activities (non-agenda items)
- Visitors may identify problems or issues, raise questions about topics, and/or make suggestions (suggested for agenda).
- Discussion and reports on University’s strategic planning; input provided on Cornerstone goals and strategic goals; review and provide input to major strategic plans of the University that are currently not shared (e.g., IT plan and Facilities plan).
- Appoints subcommittees as needed to investigate specific questions and to provide recommendations.
- Allows for the membership to report back to respective constituency groups through scheduled meetings and/or distribution of Cabinet minutes.