The Path Forward–Strategy Implementation Team met on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 8 a.m. in room B5 Jessup Hall. Team members in attendance were: Barry Butler, Rod Lehnertz, Bruce Harreld, Tom Rocklin, Carroll Reasoner, Sue Curry, Georgina Dodge, Peter Snyder, Monica Madura, Matthew Watson, Jacob Simpson, and Ted Yanecek. Guests in attendance were Diane Slusarski and Erin Brothers.

Barry distributed a 10-page document entitled: “Issues for consideration by Strategy Implementation Team.”  Three issues were identified as “Priority: Level 1 – immediate.”  They are:

  • “Graduate/professional enrollment strategy” with Sue Curry as the Team leader;
  • “National research standing” with Dan Reed as Team Leader; and
  • “Campus Inclusion/Climate” with Georgina Dodge as Team Leader.

Additional SIT members will be added to these working groups.

A fourth, “priority level 1 – immediate” team was established with Tom Rocklin as Team leader – it will address the undergraduate academic experience. Jacob Simpson and Monica Madura are Team members.

President Harreld stated Teams established to address issues should not be limited to utilize only UI resources; expertise/experience from persons external to the University should be tapped. 

The Team meeting adjourned at 9:30.