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December 10, 1999

Faculty Senate
Strategic plan on agenda

by Linda Charles
The proposed university strategic plan will be considered by the Faculty Senate at its Dec. 14 meeting.

The proposed strategic plan for 2000 to 2005 revolves around three themes: learning, scholarship and engagement. The draft of the plan was created by a committee of faculty, staff, administrators and students, co-chaired by Rabindra Mukerjea, assistant to the president for budget planning and analysis, and Faculty Senate president Dean Ulrichson.

The senate, which received an extension on the Nov. 30 deadline, will prepare its response during the December meeting. The plan will be revised, based on comments President Martin Jischke received from various groups and individuals, and presented to the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, in February or March. It will take effect July 1, 2000.

Also on the December agenda will be approval of revisions to the senate's basic document. The basic document is being rewritten as a constitution and with the intent of streamlining procedures and making it easier for the senate to act. Senators also will receive revised by-laws at the December meeting for consideration in January.

Other business will include voting on a class attendance policy that would guide faculty in dealing with absences of students involved in curricular and extra-curricular field trips and a proposed new master's in accounting in the College of Business. The senate also will take nominations for a new president-elect.

The senate meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, in 260 Scheman. Coverage of the meeting will be available the next day online through Today's News,

The senate's next meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, in 260 Scheman.

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