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University Plan Steering Committee

Role of the Steering Committee
Membership of the Steering Committee

 

Role of the Committee

The University Plan Steering Committee serves as a point of coordination for planning activities at the institution, including in the College and Schools, in administrative areas, and at the University-wide level. Its membership includes people from all major areas of the institution, selected for their understanding of the issues and opportunities in their own areas and potential links with other areas.

The committee does not have decision-making authority, but is rather advisory to the Provost, who leads the planning process and chairs the committee, and through the Provost to the President. While the committee will review planning documents submitted by the College and the Schools, it does not direct school-level planning, but rather is charged with helping the University develop plans that will advance academic and administrative programs across the campus.

The Provost makes appointments to the Steering Committee with advice from the Deans, from the Faculty Senate and the Staff Advisory Council, and from the Office of Student Affairs. Faculty, staff, and students are selected to ensure that the planning process has the benefit of perspectives drawn from all major areas of the University, and they are expected to promote communication with their constituencies. While the Steering Committee consisted almost entirely of administrators in its early form (2003-05), its membership was broadened in early 2006 and has continued to grow to reflect the evolving needs of the planning process.

Staff support for the Steering Committee is provided by Susan Karaba, Executive Assistant to the Provost. Richard Baznik, Director of the Institute for the Study of the University in Society, serves as a member and also works closely with the Provost to manage the planning process.

Committee Membership

 
Christine Ash
Vice President for Planning and Budget
Richard Baznik
Director, Institute for the Study of the University in Society
Christina Billy
Undergraduate student, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Bo Carlsson
Professor of Economics, Weatherhead School of Management
Richard Cole
Professor of Economics, Weatherhead School of Management
Steven Eppell
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Case School of Engineering
Patrick Duffy
Medical Student (second year)
Donald Feke
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education; Professor of Chemical Engineering
Jerry Floersch
Associate Professor, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Jerold Goldberg (Committee Chair)
Interim Provost and University Vice President; Dean and Professor, School of Dental Medicine
Lev Gonick
Vice President for Information Technology Services/Chief Information Officer
Ka-Pi Hoh
'84, '87, '89 Vice President, Case Western Reserve University Alumni Association; Department Head - Blend Test Services, Lubrizol Corporation
Jean Gubbins
Director of Institutional Research
Lara Kalafatis
Vice President for University Relations
Susan Karaba
Assistant to the Provost
James Kazura
Professor, Global Health and Disease, School of Medicine
Wilbur Leatherberry
Professor, School of Law
Bruce Loessin
Senior Vice President for University Relations and Development
David Matthiesen
Chair, Faculty Senate; Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
Robert Miller
Professor of Neuroscience, School of Medicine
Shirley Moore
Professor and Associate Dean, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
G. Dean Patterson
Associate Vice President, Student Affairs
Adam Rupe
Undergraduate student in history; President, Undergraduate Student Government
Sandra Russ
Professor of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
Avishai Sadan
Professor and Chair, Comprehensive Care, School of Dental Medicine
Hossein Sadid
Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
Lynn Singer
Deputy Provost and Vice President for Academic Programs; Professor of Pediatrics, Psychology & General Medical Sciences, School of Medicine
Kevin M. Speer
President, Graduate Student Senate; graduate student, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Cyrus Taylor
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences; Professor of Physics
 
 
 
 
Role of the Working Group

The University Plan Working Group functions as a subcommittee of the University Plan Steering Committee, for which it provides a more compact forum for discussion and serves as a review and referral mechanism. Specifically, the Working Group evaluates information submitted to the Steering Committee, frames issues for consideration by the full Committee, and recommends to the full Committee approaches to the issues and opportunities identified in the planning process. The Working Group’s output is directed entirely to the Steering Committee, and it does not issue reports independently. The members of the Working Group are appointed by the Provost, who also chairs the Working Group.


Working Group Membership

Jerold Goldberg
Working Group Chair, Interim Provost and University Vice President; Dean and Professor, School of Dental Medicine
Richard Baznik
Director, Institute for the Study of the University in Society
Bo Carlsson
Professor of Economics, Weatherhead School of Management
Steven Eppell
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Case School of Engineering
Jerry Floersch
Associate Professor, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Susan Karaba
Assistant to the Provost
James Kazura
Professor, Global Health and Disease, School of Medicine
Wilbur Leatherberry
Professor, School of Law
David Matthiesen
Chair, Faculty Senate; Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
Robert Miller
Professor of Neuroscience, School of Medicine
Shirley Moore
Professor and Associate Dean, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Adam Rupe
Undergraduate student in history; President, Undergraduate Student Government
Sandra Russ
Professor of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
Avishai Sadan
Professor and Chair, Comprehensive Care, School of Dental Medicine
Lynn Singer
Deputy Provost and Vice President for Academic Programs; Professor of Pediatrics, Psychology & General Medical Sciences, School of Medicine
Kevin M. Speer
President, Graduate Student Senate; graduate student, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science