Davies to update trustees on strategic envisioning

Website redesign, room and board also on agenda for Thursday meeting

| Author: Jeff Johnston

President Bob Davies will update the Board of Trustees on Central Michigan University's strategic envisioning process when the board meets at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, in the President's Conference Room of the Bovee University Center.

The strategic envisioning process is a framework that will equip CMU to meet the challenges and needs of the next 10 years. A new website presents information about the process and the committees collaborating on its five strategic pathways. The site also invites the campus and community to submit feedback.

Abby Dean, director of integrated marketing for University Communications, will update trustees on the university's ongoing recruitment-focused website redesign project that launched in summer 2019.

The board also will officially approve upgrades to Carey Hall and will set 2020-21 room, board and apartment rates.

Before Thursday's formal session, the following committees will meet Wednesday in the President's Conference Room. Agenda items include:

  • Enterprise Risk, 1-1:50 p.m. — Discussion of collective bargaining, labor-employee relations, and employee recruitment and retention.
  • Academic and Student Affairs, 2-3 p.m. — Provost Mary C. Schutten's report on strategic envisioning pathway No. 1 (enhancing overall academic quality and environment with a renewed commitment to rigor, relevance and excellence in curricular, cocurricular and extracurricular programs); and the President's and Provost's Fund for Program Innovation and Excellence.
  • Finance and Facilities, 3:05-4:05 p.m. — Discussion of budget-to-actual update for 2019-20 and agenda items for Thursday, including room, board and apartment rates and Carey Hall remodeling.
  • Trustees-Faculty Liaison, 4:10-5 p.m. — Presentation by faculty members Jen Weible and Ray Francis on the Doctor of Educational Technology degree and discussion of strategic envisioning pathway No. 4 (understanding and proactively addressing the dynamic nature of current and future college students).
  • Trustees-Student Liaison, 5:10-6 p.m. — Reports from Student Government Association President Jake Hendricks and Vice President Lyndi Rose, Residence Housing Association Director Mary St. John, Program Board President Madison Mariles, and representatives of the Financial Wellness Collaborative.

All meetings are open to the public, and meeting agendas are available on the Board of Trustees' website.

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