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Committee on Strategic Planning and Priorities (CSPP)



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Co-Chair Jacqueline Taylor 3080
Co-Chair John Landreau 3361
Vice Chair Manish Paliwal 2636

Meeting Place: Armstrong 136

Meeting Dates:  2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 1:30-2:50 pm


The Committee on Strategic Planning and Priorities (CSPP) is charged with promoting the TCNJ Mission and Core Beliefs as the primary guides in campus planning, decision-making, and resource allocation.  CSPP serves as the Planning Council for the President in the strategic areas of Leadership, Planning, and Decision-making. In this capacity, it advises and supports the President’s development and periodic review of the College’s institutional strategic plan and strategic initiatives.

  1. CSPP is responsible for the maintenance of the College’s Institutional Strategic Plan.  CSPP will continuously review the Institutional Strategic Plan and conduct a comprehensive revision at least every five years.
  2. CSPP will regularly examine the campus Mission and Core Beliefs, priorities, and progress in meeting goals, as summarized in the institutional planning documents.  To facilitate this role, it will coordinate all campus strategic planning, soliciting current strategic plans from each Planning Council and from each School and creating a central secure web repository of strategic planning documents. CSPP will provide the President with feedback, questions, or recommendations on campus Mission and Core Beliefs, priorities, and progress.
  3. CSPP will evaluate strategic needs and priorities of the College’s mission as reflected in proposals that emanate from College governance, major institutional planning areas, and institutional task forces.  CSPP will take the initiative to inform and also respond to requests for input on the drafting of proposals that are pertinent to the long-range direction of the College.  Such proposals or studies may concern new objectives, critical reexamination of existing strategic objectives, or resource allocation.  CSPP will review the reporting relationship and function of the Planning Councils and confirm that each planning officer has reviewed his/her strategic plan on an agreed-upon schedule, in consultation with the appropriate Planning Council, and submitted it to CSPP for review.  CSPP will ensure that these plans are consistent with the Mission and Core Beliefs of the College. CSPP also will receive action minutes for each Planning Council meeting and will post them, along with its own action minutes, to the planning web site (with a link at CSPP will annually review the current and projected financial situation of the College.  The Committee will establish and update guiding principles for resource allocation, including new spending and cost saving.
  4. CSPP will ensure that long-range planning is linked to decision-making and budgeting processes, and that planning processes are clearly communicated, provide for stakeholder participation, and incorporate the use of assessment results
  5. CSPP will periodically examine internal and external challenges and opportunities and define strategies for achieving the College mission and enhancing the College’s future effectiveness.  Included in this will be review, as needed, of the principles for shaping the College’s multi-year calendar.

CSPP will review, on a rotating basis, the updated strategic planning documents of the eight Schools (treating the Library as a School) and nine Planning Areas, each of which includes a Planning Officer (the cabinet officer in charge of the area):

College Advancement: VP for College Advancement

Educational Affairs: Provost or designee

Enrollment Management: Provost or designee

Faculty Development: Provost or designee

Facilities & Construction: VP for Administration or designee

Finance & Budget: Treasurer

Human Resources & Staff Development: VP for Human Resources

Information Technology: VP for Administration or designee

Student Affairs: VP for Student Affairs or designee

The rotating cycle of review will be determined by CPP in collaboration with the Planning Officer.

CSPP Membership: (15 members).  6 faculty including the President of the Faculty Senate; the Provost, the Treasurer, the VP for Student Affairs or designee, and 1 additional Cabinet member; two staff members including the President of the Staff Senate; and 3 students including the President and Executive Vice President of Student Government  and a graduate student.  If no graduate student is able to serve, the third student will be an additional elected representative from Student Government.

Members 2014-2015


March 26, 2014

February 12, 2014

December 11, 2013

November 13, 2013

October 23, 2013

October 9, 2013

September 25, 2013

September 11, 2013

April 10, 2013

March 27, 2013

January 23, 2013

December 12, 2012

November 14, 2012

October 24, 2012

October 4, 2012

October 9, 2013

September 26, 2012

September 12, 2012

May 11, 2011 

April 13, 2011

March 30, 2011

February 23, 2011

February 9, 2011

December 8, 2010

November 3, 2010

October 13, 2010

September 22, 2010

March 31, 2010

February 25, 2009

February 11, 2009

December 10, 2008 

October 22, 2008

October 8, 2008

September 10, 2008 

April 9, 2008 

March 26, 2008

February 27, 2008

February 13, 2008

January 23, 2008  

November 14, 2007

October 24, 2007

October 10, 2007

September 12, 2007

October 11, 2006

September 27, 2006

September 13, 2006

June 21, 2006

May 24, 2006

May 10, 2006

March 8, 2006

January 26, 2006

October 26, 2005

September 28, 2005

September 14, 2005

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