Lead: Director Planning & Analysis

Goal alignment: Stewardship, Integration

Member Department
Chris Fastnow, lead Director, Office of Planning & Analysis
Kenning Arlitsch Dean, Library
Tami Eitle Associate Dean, College of Letters & Science
Mike Wittie Assistant Professor, Computer Science
David Singel Associate Provost
Cathy Hasenpflug Director, HR Operations
Chris Kearns VP, Student Success


Previous meetings

November 13, 2014
December 4, 2014
December 18, 2014

Past topics discussed

November 13, 2014

  • Reviewed charge
  • Discussed process and timeline

December 4, 2014

  • Reviewed charge
  • Discussed current “lay of the land” in institutional research broadly and at MSU
  • Started to define scope of “institutional research” at MSU

December 18, 2014

  • Drafted scope of included activities within the rubric of “institutional research” at MSU (centralized and decentralized)
  • Drafted desired process improvements as a result of the UPdate group
  • Reviewed ad hoc/regular activity breakdown  in OPA

January 15, 2015, 1 pm, 210 MT

  • Revised desired process improvements
  • Discussed constituent groups to approach for their assessment of current state, recommendations for future state
  • Began assessment of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats

January 29, 2015, 1 pm, 210 MT – review constituent feedback

  • Reviewed constituent group feedback from Deans and PEC members

Future meetings  and topics of discussion

February 12, 2015, 1 pm, 210 MT – Refine/complete SWOT, review best practices

February 26, 2015, 1 pm, 210 MT – Review best practices, begin draft recommendations