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 Minutes of the Campus Assembly April 26, 2011

Approved
11/22/11

CAMPUS ASSEMBLY MEETING MINUTES
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
2:00 p.m. Kirby Ballroom

CALL TO ORDER
John Hamlin, chair, Executive Committee of the Campus Assembly, called the meeting to order at
2:00 p.m. He issued a reminder to pick up voting cards and sign the attendance sheet.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes were approved with the following corrections:

Correction noted on Academic Standing Policy Amendment 2 - Students who have a cumulative University of Minnesota GPA of 2.0 or higher are in good academic standing in the University.

Correction noted on Course Numbering Policy Amendment 1 - Zhauangyi Liu, Math and Statistics, stated that currently we have no 4xxx level stat course.

FOR ACTION

There is a motion to endorse the Strategic Plan dated April 25, 2011.

Chancellor Black gave thanks to the Campus Assembly audience for the input that was received on the strategic plan. Since the last version, changes that have been made are:

Introducing a New Vision paragraph 3 sentence 2:
We serve the educational needs of indigenous peoples, their economic growth, their culture, and the sovereignty of the American Indian nations of the region, the state, and North America.

Revisions made: people to peoples and sovereignty of tribal governments replaced with sovereignty of the American Indian nations …..

Recommendations were made from the American Indian Studies Program faculty and program members.

Mission Statement
The University of Minnesota Duluth integrates liberal education, research, creative activity, and public engagement and prepares students to thrive as lifelong learners and globally engaged citizens.

Revisions made: prepare students to prepares students

Recommendation was based on the sense that integrative education, research, creativity and public engagement happens multidimensionally and is not directly related to preparing students.

 

Vision Statement
We will serve the educational needs of indigenous peoples, as well as the economic growth, cultural preservation, and sovereignty of the American Indian nations of the region, the state and North America.

Revisions made: people to peoples and sovereignty of tribal governments replaced with sovereignty of the American Indian nations …..

Other input received:
Use of the words “world class” - there was concern that we are setting a standard that is too high and that it sounds like the twin cities campus. Chancellor stated that we are not trying to model the twin cities in any way. What is important is that on our campus we have an international standard of excellence and are pursuing excellence of the highest order. We will use world class in what makes UMD distinctive.

Chancellor opened the floor for questions:
Mike Mullins – Extends his appreciation for all who worked on the Strategic Plan. World Class is a broad term and a fair assessment of what we are trying to do. The link to public schools and community is vital.

Adam Meyer – What is involved in setting a work plan and how does it come together?
By the end of semester Chancellor would like to have a work plan to share with campus for comments. The work plan will include day to day activities that are changed by internal and external factors. The work plan will change every year depending on what happens.

The key players will be an implementation committee to assist in facilitation. The Chancellor expects the deans, department heads and directors to work in collaboration with faculty and staff.

Paul Deputy – As a Campus Assembly member, I discussed the plan with CEHSP leaders and they were positive and looking forward to helping move the plan forward.

Motion on the floor is to endorse the UMD Strategic Plan dated April 25, 2011 version distributed at the Campus Assembly meeting on April 26, 2011. Motion PASSED.

4. NEW BUSINESS
No new business at this time.

5. Meeting adjourned at 2:25 p.m.

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