The Path Forward – Strategy Implementation Team met on Thursday, December 8, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. in the Lucas-Dodge Room (#256) of the IMU.  Team members in attendance were:  Barry Butler, Rod Lehnertz, Carroll Reasoner, Dan Reed, Jacob Simpson, Cheryl Reardon, Tom Rocklin, Georgina Dodge, Frank Durham, Erin Brothers, Cornelia Lang, Bruce Harreld, Peter Snyder, Lena Hill, Matthew Watson, Monica Madura, Sue Curry, and Ted Yanecek.  Also in attendance were Diane Slusarski, Brent Gage and Lauren Himan (undergraduate student shadowing Provost Butler).

The minutes of the November 2, 2016 meeting were distributed along with the meeting agenda. 

Barry Butler then reviewed the “top 10 issues” lists from the 4 shared governance groups.  The issues have been assigned, preliminarily, to SIT and OT teams by Barry, Rod Lehnertz and Ted Yanecek.  Certain issues may require the establishment of a new subcommittee (e.g.: OT – HR).  The Team discussed the issues at length and reviewed the process to be followed as the issues “get worked.”  Some SIT recommendations will require budgetary commitments; others may require policy changes at the University or Regents level.  With the recent Board of Regents approval of the UI Strategic Plan (2016-21), it was noted that the Teams need to consider the goals and objectives of the Plan in their deliberations and recommendations.  Linking SIT recommendations to the Strategic Plan was encouraged.  The Operations Team will be reviewing the same issues at its meeting and issue assignments will be made thereafter.

Brent Gage reported on SIT-8 (Strategic Enrollment Management) activities and recommendations were presented. 

The Team meeting adjourned at 3:02 p.m.