TO: Regent

FROM: Richard A. Crofts, Commissione

SUBJECT: Academic Planning Proces

DATE: November 3, 1999

At our work session in September we agreed to pursue the development of an academic planning process (Academic Master Plan). I promised to provide the Regents at this meeting a recommendation on the elements that would comprise such a planning process. I also indicated that I thought we could have many of the elements in place by next September. Some of the elements of this process are already in existence, though modified by these recommendations. Other elements are new. A significant development here is to bring all of these things together in a single process, and ultimately a single document.

Here is the initial list of recommended elements for the new academic planning process: