Revision to PCIP recommendation principles

On Thursday morning, PCIP and the president met with several chairs of University Council and part of our discussion focused on the criteria PCIP will use when evaluating projects /initiatives that will be included in the recommendations put forward for decision for our governing bodies. In the course of this discussion, a suggestion was made to have the first criterion, “institutional benefit/transformational,” changed to include messaging consistent with the vision currently being developed by our president.

The original criterion read as follows:

Institutional Benefit/Transformational. The implementation plan will move the university toward its future vision of being recognized among the most distinguished research-intensive universities in North America. To do so will require that the university have a bias for action and engage in ‘bold initiatives’, not solely ‘incremental shifts’.

We would like to revise it to read as follows:

Institutional Benefit/Transformational. The implementation plan will move the university toward its future vision of being recognized among the most distinguished research-intensive universities in North America. We recognize that the primary mission of any university is learning and discovery and believe that each is best accomplished in the presence of the other. To do so will require that the university have a bias for action and engage in ‘bold initiatives’, not solely ‘incremental shifts’.

We feel this addition better represents the direction PCIP will take in the development of our recommendations and would like to thank our Council chairs for suggesting this addition.

The full set of principles and criteria can be viewed on the TransformUS website.

Brett and Greg

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