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Mandate from Policy B2.0:

The Long Range Planning Committee shall prepare and review strategic planning initiatives of the university and review progress in achieving those goals. The Long Range Planning Committee shall consist of eight collegial representatives, each to be elected by his or her college, one member of the educational development faculty elected by that group, and three members at large elected by the Academic Senate.

Charges for AY2018 - 

Carryover charges:

  1. LRPEC1 Review status of Strategic Plan as it pertains to faculty.
  2. LRPEC3 Investigate the impact on global sustainability (e.g. carbon footprint) of sourcing, service items, menu selections, packaging and waste disposal policies at RIT food services  and make recommendations in line with RIT’s leadership in sustainability.
  3. LRPEC4 Compare RIT against our benchmark schools regarding the extent of its Faculty governance. Make recommendations for evolving shared governance at RIT. To be revisited after the Summit on Academic Governance, 12.11.18.
  4. LRPEC5 Determine the state of gender inclusivity across the campus.

New charges:

  1. Investigate the status restroom facilities in the academic buildings, including how many bathrooms/stalls by gender, gender inclusive status, condition (e.g. worn, broken, not working), last renovation, and building usage (faculty/staff/students).  Make recommendations as appropriate in relation to campus welfare, e.g., priority for renovations.
  2. Update and clarify charge LRPEC5 with clearer, more actionable language and a longer period of study with a dedicated taskforce and funding to accomplish charge. Consider the charge in the context of a larger, better funded, longitudinal research study with dedicated researchers, full institutional support, and a commitment to act upon its findings. Use specific language to update the charge based on direct feedback from current stakeholders and suggest that additional research is needed to fill in the gaps of knowledge that we have identified.
  3. Review current parking policies and processes, such as: 

i.  the number of reserved spaces sold in relationship to available spaces

ii.  EVehicles

iii.  Construction implications

iv.  Consider moving spaces for motorcycles to unreserved slots

v.  New fine policies (such as what is the impact on low income students)

vi.  Non-reserved space availability

vii.  Handicapped parking