University of Minnesota, Morris
Campus Resources and Planning Committee

September 12, 2003

Members Present:   Mike Sullivan, Joe Halvarson, Annie Olson, Kevin Ely, Lowell Rasmussen, LeAnn Dean, Ken Crandall, Andy Lopez,
                                    Tammy Faux, Arne Kildegaard, Bryan Herrmann, Carol McCannon, Ferolyn Angell

Members Absent:   Maddy Maxeiner, Dennis Templeman

Guests:                      Sandy Olson-Loy, Gary Strei

(In these minutes:  Charge of committee, discussion of agenda items, items from the floor)

Introductions and charge of committee

The meeting began with a round of introductions.  Lopez read the powers of the committee from the UMM Constitution which states, "The Campus Resources and Planning Committee develops, reviews, and recommends policies with long-range implications for the development of the human and physical resources of the campus.  The committee considers matters relating to institutional mission, student recruitment and retention, organizational patterns, faculty development, allocation of financial resources, legislative requests, energy policy, and the development of physical facilities."   Lopez added that this committee does not need to approve decisions made by the administration and we will try not to micromanage the administration.  We will serve as a sounding board.  Angell said there have been times in the past when this committee has been asked to make difficult decisions.  Lopez responded that the committee can be always consulted, but it's not necessary.  He added that the committee should have received the goals from the administration for 2002-03 and 2003-04.  It is not our responsibility to implement these goals, but we will use this as a measure on how their goals match the strategic goals of the committee.   Dean said when this committee developed the strategic plan, they also discussed how to implement the goals, but there was no clear resolution.  Angell thought it might be a good idea to have offices report back on their progress.  Olson-Loy said she or any of the other vice chancellors would be willing to come to any of the meetings to address specific concerns.  Hodgson wondered if the committee should try to revise the three year plan based on the fact that resources have changed dramatically because of the budget crunch.

Discussion of agenda items

The known agenda items for the year include:   Capital Improvement request for FY 05;Update on the Residence Hall sprinkler and Social Science remodeling projects; Enrollment management; Financial Aid report; update the budget situation; and results of our Compact request/proposal.  Committee members suggested the following agenda items:  update on the Big Idea; revise the strategic plan; more sustainable initiatives; update on integrated marketing plan; address rumors about the restructuring of divisions and disciplines; update on searches; address UMM's visibility; and update on Campaign Minnesota.  Hodgson would also like to see a list of long range building plans as he hopes HFA Phase III would be at the top of that list.

Minutes of May 5, 2003  approved on a motion by Hodgson, second by Kildegaard.

Minutes of July 22, 2003 approved on a motion by Angell, second by Herrmann.

Hodgson said he had heard a rumor about our swimming pool not being long enough for competition.  Olson-Loy said the rumors are not true.  McCannon asked about the timeline for hiring a swimming coach.  Olson-Loy said they have budgeted for a 75% time, nine month coaching position beginning 2004-05.

Other Items

Rasmussen reported that UMM has applied and did receive funds from the Getty Grant for land and building preservation.  He would like a member of this committee to serve on an advisory board.  LeAnn Dean and Carol McCannon both expressed interest.  McCannon will serve on the board.

Sandy Olson-Loy mentioned the Athletics Open Forum scheduled for Wednesday, September 17, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Edson Auditorium.  Sara Kloek, MCSA President, will moderate.  Olson-Loy, Schuman, and Mark Fohl will be available for questions.  McCannon wondered if this was open to community members as well.  Sullivan suggested that both the radio and newspaper media be notified of the meeting.

The committee agreed to meet next week.  After the September 19 meeting, the committee agreed to meet every other week during the fall semester:

Adjourned at 11:30 a.m.