The Process for Proposing Initiatives

At the November 30, 2011, Faculty Senate meeting, by motion 65 as amended, the three strategic goals and the process for presenting initiatives was approved.
The process included consideration of Foundational Elements.

2012-2017 Strategic Goals

  • Distinctive Academic Excellence
  • Global Education and Engagement
  • Innovation and Partnerships

Foundational Elements

  • Sustainability
  • Inclusiveness
  • Human Capital
  • Technology
  • Facilities
  • Finance
  • Other

Motion from the Faculty Senate (Wes Chapin, Chair) to adopt the “Initiatives Proposal Guidelines” as a conceptual framework for the 2012-2017 strategic planning process.

DRAFT

Initiatives Proposal Guidelines
How will foundational elements be used in each initiative?

For each initiative, please state how each of the foundational elements will be used to support the initiative.

  • University wide initiative is an initiative that spans across colleges, units, and departments
  • It is recommended that initiatives be discussed at college or department levels and get support from the college or department.
  • Initiatives that have a less than university-wide focus, such as strictly college-centered and departmental-centered initiatives, should be discussed at those levels and forwarded by the Deans or Department heads

We recommend the submission of a university wide initiative to include the following:

Proposed initiative: ______________________________________________________________

  1. Person, department or college proposing the initiative
  2. Which strategic goal does this initiative support? How?
  3. Based on the definition of University Wide Initiative above, indicate how the proposed initiative has a university-wide impact
  4. Indicate, to the best of your consideration, how the following foundational elements would be affected by the initiative.

Foundational elements:

  • Sustainability
  • Inclusiveness
  • Human Capital
  • Technology
  • Facilities
  • Finance
  • Other

Initiatives should be forwarded via email to Joseph Harbouk, Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance at joseph.harbouk@uwrf.edu, or online at the Strategic Plan website by [the original date of December 16, 2011, was subsequently modified by amendment to be] January 10, 2012.

Initiatives were accepted by any individual or group of individuals.

The Strategic Plan Initiatives Drafting Team consisting of the Provost, the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, the Chair of Faculty Senate, and the Vice Chair of the Faculty Senate in consultation with the Strategic Plan Coordinating Group and the Chancellor reviewed 27 proposals and submitted seven initiatives for provisional approval to the Senate. They were approved in draft by motion 82 on January 17, 2012.

Initiative proposals were reviewed by the same group in a second round prior to the February 29th meeting of the Faculty Senate. Unlike those received in the first round, proposals were restricted to submission from college deans, heads administrative units, and chairs of Faculty Senate committees acting on behalf of a committee chaired. Another 27 initiative proposals were received. Some of these proposals were re-shaped from both successful but imperfect and unsuccessful proposals from the first round. Seven of these were approved; however, of the seven approved a couple subsumed a number of initiatives submitted from both the first round and from the second. These seven were approved in draft form by motion 90 at the February 29th Faculty Senate meeting. An encompassing initiative (“Enrollment ) that included an initiative approved in draft form in Round I effectively created an enumeration of initiatives of 13. These, along with all of the draft strategic plan parts that had been previously accepted pending final Senate and Chancellor confirmation, were finally approved, unanimously, in motion 106 at the April 18th Faculty Senate Meeting.