Chair

Robert S. Wolff
Department of History
(860) 832-2807

Vice Chair

Chad Valk
Media Technology Manager
860-832-2035

Secretary

Lisa Marie Bigelow
Center for International Education
(860) 832-0105

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University Strategic Plan 2008 (Updated Sept 2013)

University Projects Status Summary

Charter of the University Planning and Budget Committee

The University Planning and Budget Committee advises the President, within the context of the University’s mission, through the Senate, on the long-term goals, strategic planning process and budgetary priorities of the University. It provides a forum for the discussion of planning and budgetary issues so that recommendations reflect the concerns of the entire campus community.

The Committee will

  • recommend to the President criteria and principles which the University should consider in determining its programmatic priorities, and make specific recommendations based on current conditions and the University’s mission and vision statements.

  • evaluate planning and budget processes and recommend changes as needed.

  • participate in the periodic review of the University’s mission and vision statements.

  • develop parameters for strategic planning initiatives, including mechanisms to solicit, review and recommend proposals.

  • consult in the creation and implementation of the University’s strategic planning process.

  • serve as a forum for discussion and advice concerning general budget matters.

  • maintain a respresentative on the University Facilities Planning Committee


The Committee will report to the President through the Senate and will choose its own chair. Members of the Committee will serve three-year terms and may serve two consecutive terms. Elected teaching and administrative faculty will be selected for staggered terms.. Students, upon nomination, will be appointed annually by the President. The Committee’s membership will be composed as follows:

  • six members of the teaching faculty, one of whom will be part-time, elected by the Senate; for staggered three year terms.

  • three members of the administrative faculty elected by the Senate; for staggered three year terms.

  • two at-large members (one teaching faculty member and one administrative faculty member) appointed by the President to provide balance among units on campus; for staggered three year terms.

    The following will be appointed annually by the president, upon nomination:

    • one full time and one part time undergraduate student recommended by the Student Government Association.

    • one graduate student recommended by the Graduate Student Association

    Ex officio members including the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, a Dean selected by the Council of Deans. The Executive Officer for Planning and Analysis and the Chief Financial Officer, serve ex officio and provide staff support to the Committee.

All members of the committee maintain voting rights.

The University Planning and Budget Committee will provide an annual written report to the Senate at an appropriate time near the end of each academic year. The report will contain recommended priorities and a summary of the Committee’s findings, actions and recommendations for the year.

Approved by the Senate October 25, 2010