University of Minnesota, Morris

Campus Resources and Planning Committee


December 7, 2004




Members Present:       Andy Lopez, Arne Kildegaard, Mark Fohl, Jim Carlson, LeAnn Dean,

                                    Matt Croaston, Cassie McMahon, Sarah Mattson, Sharon VanEps,

                                    Maddy Maxeiner, Lowell Rasmussen, Bryan Herrmann


Guests:                                    Sam Schuman, Fritz Schwaller, Sandy Olson-Loy



(In these minutes: Discussion on updating UMMıs Strategic Plan)


Updating UMMıs Strategic Plan


Andy Lopez asked the committee what they would like listed on the strategic plan. The following suggestions were made:


-       HFA Phase III

-       Library remodeling

-       Technology Plan

-       Supporting enrichment undergraduate research

-       Increasing enrollment

-       Capital campaign or endowments ­ setting a goal for ourselves

-       Preservation

-       Raising salaries

-       Retaining faculty

-       Integrated Marketing Plan

-       Green campus/green energy issues

-       Changing financial support

-       Raising capital funds in perpetuity


Sam Schuman said we are already committed to raising scholarships and added that itıs not realistic for us to do our own Capital Campaign. He suggested coming up with a list of broad categories into which a wish list would fall. He does not think securing funds for HFA should be added. Lowell Rasmussen suggested some sort of language about planning funds on our six-year capital plan and reminded the committee that all new space will require 1/6 funding. Maddy Maxeiner added that donors like to direct their donations to very specific things. Fritz Schwaller stated that an important part of a strategic plan is a balance sheet that will tell the committee and the campus what this will cost. Schuman added that itıs remarkable to see what weıve done in the past three years. Jim Carlson asked if there was any merit to prioritizing the items. Schuman thought the committee should determine what they want in terms of clusters.


Three clusters were suggested: 1) Recruiting and retaining people, 2) Maintaining State of the Art Physical Plant and 3) Coping with Federal and State Changes.


Lopez reminded the committee that this is the last meeting of the semester.