The Path Forward – Strategy Implementation Team met on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. in room B5 JH.  Team members in attendance were:  Barry Butler, Rod Lehnertz, Carroll Reasoner, Peter Snyder, Monica Madura, Jacob Simpson, Samantha Lange, Keith Carter, Christina Bohannan, Cornelia Lang, Frank Durham, Sherry Watts, Dan Reed, Georgina Dodge, Peter Matthes, Laura McLeran, Sue Curry and Ted Yanecek.  Also in attendance were Diane Slusarski, John Keller and Brian Dickey.

The minutes of the June 10, 2016 meeting were distributed along with the meeting agenda.

Dan Reed reviewed recent activities of SIT 1: National Research Standing and discussions held by the two sub-committees that have been formed under the auspices of SIT 1.  John Keller and Georgina Dodge reported on activities of SIT 2: URM Participation in Graduate/ Professional Programs and indicated the summer break has impacted their work.  Monica Madura reported on SIT 3: Undergraduate Academic Experience and indicated this task force is looking forward to the release/approval of the UI’s new strategic plan. There also was discussion of the UI’s general education requirements.  Georgina reported on SIT 4: Campus Inclusion/Climate and indicated an expanded committee is being formed to assist in the review of issues associated with SIT 4.

Other issues – Barry reported he is going to form a new task force, SIT 5: Strategic Budgeting Process.  This group will focus on prescribing the budget process in light of that used to develop the FY 2017 budget.  The faculty-staff budget committee will be represented and consulted.  Christine Bohannan reported on the creation of an Academic Values committee, a committee established by the Faculty Senate which she chairs.

Brian Dickey from University ITS presented the Path Forward website currently in development.  Laura McLeran also reviewed the process for developing content for the website to report on SIT and OT activities and recommendations.  Suggestions for the website and communications plan were discussed and additional comments solicited.

The Team meeting adjourned at 9:32.