Planning and Resources FY2014

Committee Details:

Committee: Planning and Resources
Committee Category: Standing Committees of the University Senate
Fiscal Year: 2014

Committee Description

Planning and Resources (P&R): This committee provides the governance voice and works with administration officials and other governance bodies in the planning processes of the university, including such matters as institutional strategic planning, tuition and related budgetary proposals, and the physical environment of the university campus.


Chair: Ron Ash, Business (2015)
Scott McBride Smith, Music, Faculty (2014)
Caroline Bennett, Civil/Environ/Arch Engineering (2016)
Donita Shaw, Curriculum & Teaching, Faculty (2016)
Emma Halling, Student
Pantaleon Florez III, Graduate Student
Susan Mercer, Inst for Policy & Social Res, Unclassified Staff (2015)
Beth Ridenour, Comptroller's Office, Unclassified Staff (2014)
Deb Carter, Housing, University Support Staff (2015)
Steve Moore, Comptroller's Office, University Support Staff (2014)
Ex-officio: Deb Teeter, Director, Office of Insti. Rsch and Planning
                Diane Goddard, VP Adm & Fin & Comptroller


Approved by SenEx: June 10, 2013
Approved by University Senate:

  • For further information or to schedule a meeting with SenEx to discuss charges or the committee’s work, contact SenEx chair Nancy Kinnersley at
  • Minutes of each meeting should be e-mailed to the Governance Office ( as they are approved.  The minutes will be posted to the Governance web site.
  • If the committee is recommending a change to university policy or rules, SenEx must officially receive that recommendation by 4/01/14 in order to meet timeline requirements for full review by Governance.
  • Please send a report of the committee’s actions on each of the charges, as well as any recommendations the committee wishes to make concerning charges or membership for the following academic year, to University Governance, at Please include the names of committee members and submit the report by April 1, 2014. If the committee still expects to conduct business after April 1, please submit a report by April 1 and later submit any addenda that may be appropriate.

Standing charges:

  1. Participate in the University’s planning processes by communicating with the Provost and the Provost’s senior staff on matters of capital strategic planning, infrastructure, IT resources, and sustainability, and examine how current financial circumstances (the health of the state economy, current university indebtedness, school-specific fees and charges, etc.) will influence such projects. Coordinate with ACEC of IT matters.  Report issues and any recommendations for action to Sen Ex. (ongoing)
  2. Monitor the University budget.  When current financial circumstances result in changes to annual spending plans, advise SenEx and suggest any actions the committee would deem helpful.  (ongoing)
  3. Provide committee representation at hearings held by the Provost and the Provost’s senior staff to review planning reports and budgetary submissions made by the various units.  Report issues and any recommendations to SenEx for consideration. (ongoing)
  4. Monitor changes in tuition plans and their effects on allocation of resources across the university. Report recommendations to SenEx for action. (ongoing)


Specific charge:

  1. Continue to monitor changes in resource allocation based on strategic initiatives, especially “Changing for Excellence” and “Bold Aspirations”.
  2. Report of the effects of the FY2013 VSIP on various units including data on the number of positions that were eliminated, the number that remain unfilled, and overall savings to the university.
  3. Using the recommendations of the Task Force for tuition assistance for employees and dependents, recommend how these benefits may be expanded, obstacles to doing so, and the impact on university resources.
  4. Report on the progress of implementing both the Campus Master plan and the Science Master Plan.

Meeting Minutes

2014 Minutes (PDF)

Final Reports and Outcomes

FY2014 Final Report (PDF)

Planning and Resources FY2014