We will proceed with the initial task of reviewing the guidelines in Robert Dickeson’s book and begin compiling information about all academic and non-academic programs.   The committee will meet weekly and has been asked to keep the campus informed and involved in its work.  Just as a reminder (and notify the faculty and staff in your area) that this committee is charged primarily with collecting data and establishing a rubric of criteria for measuring program effectiveness.   The prioritization process described by Dickeson is used to determine how a campus can strengthen programs through resource allocation and reallocation.  This committee is charged with coming up with that rubric, but not making any recommendations for specific budget action. 

Today at the meeting, the members thought that the title of the council was confusing and might lead some to think that it is not focused on prioritization.  Dr. Fuller agreed to change the name of the committee to the University Program Prioritization Committee