Steering Committee

Composition

  • Administrative support: Kay Libolt,
  • Lisa A. Rossbacher (co-chair), President
  • Noah Zerbe (co-chair), Chair, University Senate, and Chair and Professor of Politics
  • Julie Alderson, Chair, University Senate Faculty Affairs Committee
  • Richard Bruce, Chair, Constitution and Bylaws Committee and staff, College of Arts,
  • Jerry Garcia Dinzes, President, Associated Students, Inc.
  • Erick Eschker, Professor of Economics and co-chair, University Budget and Planning Committee
  • Monty Mola, Chair, University Senate Academic Policies Committee and Chair, Physics
  • Cindy Moyer, Chair, Integrated Curriculum Committee
  • John Panting, Admissions Counselor, Admissions, Staff
  • Benjamin Shaeffer, CFA/HSU Chapter President
  • Maria-Elena Whaples, Assistant Director, Financial Aid, Staff
  • Jenny Zorn, Interim Provost and co-chair, University Budget and Planning Committee

Charge

The Strategic Planning Steering Committee will be responsible for overseeing the planning process, coordinating and integrating the recommendations from the task forces into a final report, and assisting in keeping the University community informed about progress in the planning process.

Overall charge to the Steering Committee and Task Forces

Humboldt State University has evolved over the last 100 years – and particularly over the last decade – into an institution that is known for the high quality of its academic programs, the diversity of its student population, its connection with the surrounding environment, and the balance of sciences, arts, and professional programs.  As the University begins its second century, the time is right to develop and articulate a shared direction for the University’s future.

The planning process will incorporate the work of a steering committee and three task forces, with associated working groups, as needed.  The three major areas of focus are: 

  1. Increasing student success and academic excellence;
  2. Ensuring resources to fulfill the University’s mission; and
  3. Supporting an inclusive and diverse community.

The Steering Committee will be responsible for the overall planning process, including the preparation of the final version of the strategic plan.  This group will integrate the recommendations of the task forces, prioritize the recommended initiatives, assess the financial needs to implement the plan, and consider ways to fund strategic initiatives.

The task forces will be responsible for identifying specific objectives and initiatives to pursue the strategic goals, determining the necessary resource requirements, proposing priorities, and recommending responsible individuals and timelines for next steps. 

Engaging the University community is a high priority, and the Steering Committee and each Task Force should hold at least one open forum to collect comments and opinions from faculty, staff, students, alumni, and other supporters.  Members of the University community should also be invited to provide written suggestions to the committee and task force chairs.  All written reports and recommendations from the task forces will be posted, in draft format, on the strategic planning website, and members of the community will be invited to comment prior to the completion of any report.

Task Force reports should be sent to the Strategic Planning Steering Committee by February 27, 2015.  The reports are expected to be between one and five pages in length, and they should include background information on the issues, identified goals, recommended initiatives, and any resource requirements. The Steering Committee will integrate the task force recommendations and financial plans. 

This process will be invaluable in helping us make decisions about HSU’s future that will strengthen our community, increase our resources, and determine our own fate, in the context of our unique role within the California State University.

Each task force will be responsible for identifying goals and initiatives in the referenced area, determining the resource requirements of the goals and initiatives, and setting priorities among the recommended goals and initiatives.

Meetings

October 7, 2014 - 3:00pm, NHE 106

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October 21, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm, NHE 106

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November 4, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm, NHE 106

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:00-12:50pm or 1:00-1:50pm - at the Great Hall

The 2014-15 Strategic Planning Steering Committee is hosting two Q & A sessions on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - the first from noon to 12:50pm, and the second at 1:00-1:50pm - in the Great Hall.  Come and learn how you can contribute to the development of a shared direction for HSU's future.

We hope to see you there.

Lisa A. Rossbacher, Ph.D.
President

and

Noah Zerbe, Ph.D.
Chair, University Senate

Co-Chairs, Strategic Planning Steering Committee

November 19, 2014 Q & A Sessions

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December 2, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm, NHE 106

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January 20, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm, NHE 106

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February 3, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm, NHE 106

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February 17, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm, NHE 106

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March 3, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm, NHE 106

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March 24, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm, NHE 106

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April 14, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm, NHE 106

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April 28, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm, NHE 106

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