Structures & People

University Planning and Innovation Council Charge

The UPIC is a group of uncommonly committed innovators willing to collaborate closely with university governance, the Chancellor and senior leadership to envision and invent the future of UWGB. The work of the UPIC involves both detailed analysis and planning as well as creativity about new programs and approaches. With regard to the former, the UPIC is the campus group responsible for choosing among the vast number of possible strategic goals for the coming biennium. With regard to the latter, the UPIC will serve as the University Innovation Council. In that role the group will vet large, institution-wide ideas for change and prepare recommendations regarding the risk and reward of undertaking such change. Among the most important activities of the UPIC are:

  • Develop and recommend planning goals for the coming biennium.
  • Develop and recommend a limited number of institution-wide strategic goals for the coming biennium and, in some cases, beyond.
  • Analyze and develop recommendations regarding special opportunities or important challenges for the university.
  • Seek, accept, analyze and make recommendations regarding innovative ideas for change (University Innovation Council function).
  • Other activities as assigned by the Chancellor.
  • Membership

  • Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
  • Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance
  • Athletic Director
  • Dean (rotating annually between two colleges)
  • Two Faculty members with two year terms and two Faculty members with four year terms recommended by the University Committee
  • One Academic Staff member with a two year term and one with a four year term recommended by the Academic Staff Committee
  • One University Staff member with a two year term and one with a four year term recommended by the University Staff Committee
  • One student with a one year term recommended by the Provost