This timeline will be updated as the process develops
December 16, 2004
University of Minnesota President Robert H. Bruininks and Senior Vice President for System Administration Robert J. Jones explain at a campus-wide meeting that a group was gathering background data to be provided to a consulting firm who would help the campus plan its future in the context of system-wide efforts at strategic positioning.
March 30, 2005
The Academic Task Force report with its recommendations for consideration is
released. One the recommendations for consideration is that Central Administration
work with each coordinate campus to initiate a process to establish a financial
and academic accountability framework under which it will operate and its annual
progress will be evaluated "within its own context and consistent with
its history and mission."
December 2004-April 2005
A committee gathers background data and analyzes trends and produces the report University of Minnesota-Crookston: An Analysis of Current Trends.
April 4, 2005
A University of Minnesota-Crookston Strategic Positioning Process Web site is created. It provides the background report, the process and timeline, design parameters, a form to provide comments and suggestions, and other information.
April 6, 2005
Senior Vice President for System Administration Robert J. Jones visits UMC and
discusses the findings of the group that gathered background data, outlines
the next steps in the UMC strategic positioning process, and answers questions
at an all-campus meeting. The independent consulting firm
is introduced to UMC. PSG has been contracted to present a set of alternative
visions for UMC. It is explained at this meeting that these alternatives will
be used as “intellectual grist” for the University’s strategic positioning
process and that PSG’s report will be made public on June 30, 2005.
April 25, 2005
UMC stakeholders (students, faculty, staff, and others who have a stake in UMC's
future) are interviewed and UMC operating data is reviewed.
April 30, 2005
Design assumptions are verified.
May 24, 2005
After designs have been drafted, PSG will meet in a day-long retreat with a group of stakeholders designated by UMC to critique the designs. This feedback will be used by PSG to modify the final designs.
June 15, 2005
PSG partners will do the design work; they will involve others knowledgeable
about the region, higher education, and rural development. UMC begins a process
of campus-wide consultation that continues into the Fall 2005 semester.
June 21, 2005
Central Administration reviews the design alternatives.
July 1, 2005
PSG submits final design alternatives to the University and the PSG report is
July, August, September 2005
Campus-wide consultation continues. A task force comprised of UMC and
University leadership has been charged to produce a new draft strategic positioning
document to be shared with the UMC campus in September.
Senior Vice President for System Administration Robert J. Jones visits UMC to
review the strategic positioning process and preliminary recommendations for
UMC's new long-term strategic direction.
Draft report prepared by Senior Vice President Robert Jones.
December 10, 2005
Working with leadership at UMC, and based on the PSG report and additional information, a report on UMC from Senior Vice President Robert Jones is submitted to President Bruininks and Provost Tom Sullivan.