A College Planning Council (CPC) was originally appointed by former president Muriel A. Howard to guide the planning and implementation of the 2003-2008 strategic plan. The CPC includes faculty, staff, student, and administrative representatives. It was charged with drafting key elements of the plan (the strategic directions, initiatives, and action steps) and ways to evaluate successful implementation.
The CPC worked collaboratively with other stakeholders to develop the current 2009-2013 Strategic Plan and will continue as the primary monitoring and advisory entity for this plan.
The College Planning Council (CPC) advises and assists in the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the college’s strategic plan. Approximately 50 member of the campus community, representing all constituencies, will receive CPC appointments in order to guide and support Buffalo State College’s Strategic Plan 2009 – 2013. Some CPC members will have five year appointments while others will serve during the time a particular position is held. It is expected that CPC will hold a few two-hour meetings each semester. Expectations of CPC are to:
Advise on strategy and methodology for successful implementation of the strategic plan
Monitor plan implementation, periodically review all strategic plan initiatives, and adopt annual progress report
Establish protocols to communicate strategic plan status and progress to the campus community; serve as primary source of strategic plan information and feedback to the campus; plan and hold stakeholders forums
Establish a standing committee (Budget Committee; Resource Investments Committee) as a subgroup of CPC to link strategic planning and budgeting and to receive/review and make recommendations on funding of strategic plan initiatives (members of this committee will develop in-depth understanding of budgeting processes)
Establish a standing committee (Dashboard Committee; Institutional Effectiveness Committee) as a subgroup of CPC to refine and monitor key performance indicators and to create a dashboard readily available to the campus community for the purpose of monitoring strategic plan success and to support institutional decision-making
Establish ad-hoc committees as needed to support CPC and implementation of the strategic plan (such as strategies to advance the level of academic challenge; means to strengthen the college’s role in economic/workforce development; how to implement specific initiatives)
Link strategic planning with Buffalo State’s expected decennial self-study and site visit for Middle States Association in 2012/2013
Implement processes to develop and adopt the next strategic plan (Buffalo State College Strategic Plan 2014 - 2018)
Advisory council to the president.
Twice each semester, as work plan requires.
President or provost as proxy.
Aaron Podolefsky, President
Dennis K. Ponton, Provost