Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

SUB 233

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Waded Cruzado Daniel Adams Kenning Arlitsch Kregg Aytes Michael Babcock Jeff Bader
Charles Boyer Matt Caires Kylar Clifton Leon Costello Tracy Ellig Chris Fastnow
Brett Gunnink Alison Harmon Cathy Hasenpflug Maggie Hayes Robert Hawks Bob Hietala
Karlene Hoo James Joyce Chris Kearns Greg Kegel Ron Larsen Ilse-Mari Lee
Terry Leist Shelley McKamey Helen Melland Bob Mokwa Chris Murray Kim Obbink
Kellie Peterson Renee Reijo Pera Nicol Rae Jyl Shaffer Jerry Sheehan Royce Smith
Sylvia Sparkman Dan Stevenson Amy Stix Susan Wolff    
  • Call to Order
    President Waded Cruzado
    • President Waded Cruzado called University Council to order at 8:30 AM.
  • Approval of Minutes for August 9th, 2017
    • Chris Fastnow motioned to approve minutes; Chris Kearns seconded the motion and minutes passed unanimously.
  • University Wide Information/ Announcements
    • President Cruzado thanked everyone in the room for their hard work at the start of the academic year, from Move-In Day, to the First Meal and MSU Debut, we brought a sense of community for all. She introduced new University Council members Abbie Richards, James Joyce and new financial aid director, James Broscheit.
  • New Item
    • Update to Enterprise Data Stewardship Policy
      Jerry Sheehan, Vice President for Information Technology
      Kellie Peterson, Legal Counsel
      • Jerry Sheehan and Kellie Peterson worked with Data Governance Council to revise this policy to update the responsible delegates. This is the first reading of the policy and will be posted for 30 days of review.
  • Informational Item
    • Mountains and Minds: Learners and Leaders: 2018-2019 Priority Objectives
      Chris Fastnow, Director, Office of Planning & Analysis
      • Chris Fastnow briefed group on Planning Council priorities, NWCCU site visit, and discussed the five priorities this year.
        • Learning 2. Increasing graduation rates at MSU.
        • Discovery 3. Expand the scale, breadth and quality of doctoral education.
        • Integration 2. Increase work across disciplines.
        • Access 2. Diversity the student body.
        • Stewardship 1: Human Resources. Attract, develop and retain the faculty and staff to achieve our MSU mission.
      • President Cruzado emphasized the importance of the upcoming accreditation visit and ensuring that we have all the information available for necessary preparations.
  • Public Comment
    • No public comments
  • Updates
    • Milestones in Service on October 23 from 3pm-5pm in the SUB Ballrooms
    • Gold Rush on Saturday, Sept. 9th
    • First time (new) doctoral enrollments are up by 14% when compared to fall 2016 this time last year.
    • Total f 2017 doctoral enrollments as of today (9/6/17): 589.
    • Total enrollments (all) as of today (9/6/17): 1953 but this may change by the 15th class day.

NOTE: The next University Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 4th, 2017.