Continuous Improvement and Planning Team

Continuous Improvement and Planning Team

The University of Wisconsin-Superior's Strategic Priorities document was released to campus on April 16, 2008. These priorities were developed over a two year period with the input of hundreds of faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members to guide UW Superior into the future.

Special thanks go to the members of the Strategic Planning and Budgeting Committee,  the various governance groups, and others who spent so much time and effort listening to constituent groups, considering what UW Superior could be, and developing priorities of what we need to do to be the "nationally recognized public liberal arts institution" that we have articulated in our priorities.

A Continuous Improvement and Planning Team was established in 2008 to lead and involve the campus in identifying specific actions to make our strategic priorities a reality.

The charge and composition of the Continuous Improvement and Planning Team was refined in May 2009 by Faculty Senate. The recommendations were to focus a smaller team on planning and priority setting.

Committee Charge

The integrated strategic planning process is designed to help the university implement its mission and chart a course for the future. Strategic planning is tied to reaccreditation by the Higher Learning Commission. This reaccreditation process for Superior will begin in Fall 2010 and will result in a completed self-study and reaccreditation visit in 2012-13.

The Charge of the University Continuous Improvement Planning Team CIPT) is to:
Serve as the oversight steering committee for the Higher Learning Commission Self-Study and Reaccreditation processes.

• Recommend both annual and long-term institutional priorities including those priorities related to our Public Liberal Arts Mission, the UW System's Growth Agenda, and Making Excellence Inclusive.

• Review and assess progress toward achieving the strategic priorities.

• Communicate progress toward achieving institutional priorities.

• Facilitate the integrated planning process to include unit and departmental strategic plans across the institution.

*Members include:
Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, Vice Chancellor for Campus Life, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Technology Services, A representative from Distance Learning, Chair of the Faculty, One member of the faculty Planning and Budgetary Council, to be chosen by the council, Two at-large faculty, to be selected by Faculty Senate, Student Senate President, One at-large student to be selected by Student Senate, Chair of Academic Staff Senate. One at-large Academic Staff member and one at-large Classified Staff member.

The Provost will convene and chair the CIPT.

*The Director of Institutional Research will serve as ex officio, and the program associate will provide administrative support.

When expert knowledge is needed for particular agenda items, individuals with such expertise will be invited to report and participate in discussion.