Central Michigan University President George E. Ross will lead a discussion on the 2017-18 university strategies and initiatives with the Board of Trustees when it meets Thursday starting at 10 a.m. in the President's Conference Room of the Bovee University Center.
Ross' annual report will include a review of progress from the past academic year's priorities and initiatives.
Trustees also will consider approval of nearly 1,000 August graduates and will hear a presentation from Plante Moran, the university's external audit firm, regarding CMU's 2016-17 financial statements.
In addition, the following committee meetings will be open to the university community and the general public on Wednesday in the President's Conference Room. Agenda highlights include:
- Academic and Student Affairs – 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. — Strategic plan topics include a presentation on the evaluation of CMU's organizational structure from Provost Gealt and Ian Davison, senior vice provost for the academic reorganization initiative, as well as a discussion on the process to reduce degree credit hours to 120. An update on recommendations of the Equity and Inclusion Task Force will be presented by President Ross and task force co-chairs Shaun Holtgreive and René Shingles.
- Finance and Facilities – 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. — Updates on the new Center for Integrated Health Studies building project and the June flooding and recovery will be presented by Jonathan Webb, associate vice president for facilities management. A discussion about the Responsibility Centered Management budget model also will take place.
- Trustees-Faculty Liaison – 4 to 4:45 p.m. — Christi Brookes, chair of the world languages and cultures department, and Greg Smith, chair of the history department, will present on transformational experiences for students in the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Rich Forest, an English languages and literatures faculty member and CMU's director of general education, will present on the University Program.
- Trustees-Student Liaison – 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. — Student Government Association President Anna Owens, Marissa Mattoli from Program Board and Jasmine Alvarado, director of the Residence Hall Assembly, will update trustees on their fall semester efforts.
Agendas for the September meetings and a schedule of committee meetings are available on the Board of Trustees' website.