University of Nebraska Board of Regents to meet on October 7
Sept. 30, 2005) — The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will hold an informal strategic planning session on Friday, October 7. The meeting, which is open to the public, will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Varner Hall (3835 Holdrege Street) in Lincoln.

For several months, the Board and University administration have been developing a Strategic Framework that will guide university-wide and campus planning for the next several years. The framework consists of six overarching goals emphasizing access and affordability, quality programs, workforce and economic development, research growth, engagement with the state, and accountability. Each goal has a number of related objectives and strategies which will be prioritized for university-wide monitoring over a multi-year period. At the October 7 meeting, the Board is expected to review information related to tuition, research, and enrollment, and to set one- and three-year accountability measures.

The Strategic Framework is the result of ongoing discussions between members of the Board, the president, chancellors, and other members of the university administration. Input has been sought from faculty, staff, students, political leaders, business and agricultural groups, the University of Nebraska Foundation, and other constituencies. A draft of the framework is available on the University of Nebraska’s Web site at

Also on October 7, from 8 a.m. to noon, members of the Board and President James B. Milliken will participate in an educational workshop conducted by Dr. Barbara Kaufman, President of ROI Consulting Group, Inc., of Rancho Mirage, California. The workshop is not open to the public. The sole purpose of the workshop is for Dr. Kaufman to assist participants in more effectively performing their duties to provide governance of the university.

Topics for the workshop include examining the communication practices between the president and the Board, examining the current committee structure of the Board, examining the effectiveness of the Board agenda, and maximizing orientation for new student regents. Dr. Kaufman led a similar workshop for the Board and president last October.
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