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Wilfrid Laurier University Office of the Vice-President:  Finance  and  Administration
April 17, 2014
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Working Group Schedules & Meeting Summaries

Brief summaries of the IPRM Working Group meetings will be published here as they become available.

Planning Task Force scheduled meetings:

May 13
Decision protocols, mandates and a summary document were approved and a subcommittee was struck to review the evaluation categories.

June 10
Criteria and weights for the Admin Priorities Team and for the Academic Priorities Team were approved. A presentation by the PTF subcommittee on evaluation categories and distribution got the PTF started on the next step.

June 27
The task force was updated by each of the teams, a communications plan was  presented, ground rules for the task force were set and the evaluation categories were discussed. The evaluation categories subcommittee will bring a finalized version to the next meeting.

July 23

September 23

The committee received progress updates from the co-chairs of the prioritization and resource management committees. The academic and administrative priorities teams are both working to finalize the templates that will be distributed and completed by each program.  CPAM provided an update on the IPRM communications plan, and the committee discussed the newly released MTCU Differentiation Policy Framework and its possible application/impact on IPRM.

October 17
November 18
December 19

Administrative Priorities Team scheduled meetings:

April 2
April 19
May 3
May 17
May 31

June 14
The team finalized the Administrative Program Guide and Process. The team will now test the process to be submitted by July 12, 2013. The team agreed to a staggered template submission schedule. The team commenced working on the template.

June 28
The team continued to develop the template. The team received an update regarding the Program Guide and Process as well as feedback received to date regarding the program lists distributed to the Administrative units.

July 12
The team had a thorough discussion regarding the draft template. The team was provided a sample Budget Allocation spreadsheet that will be used as a tool when areas are completing the template.

July 26
August 9
August 23
September 6
September 20
October 4
October 18
November 1
November 15
November 29
December 6

December 20

January 10

January 24

February 7

February 28

March 14

March 28 

April 11

April  25

Academic Priorities Team scheduled meetings:

March 25
April 1
April 29
May 14
May 29

June 12
The team approved in principle: (1) a draft report on how to define academic teaching programs for evaluation and a draft list of programs for consultation with Faculty deans; and (2) a draft academic program evaluation template for pilot testing with three departments/programs. The team also agreed to strike a subcommittee with cross-representation from the Planning Task Force and Administrative Priorities Team to consider issues around the definition and evaluation of research programs.

June 26
The team heard progress reports on consultations with Faculty deans (re: the draft list of academic teaching programs) and Institutional Research & Planning (re: availability and timelines for provision of centralized data). It also received and discussed the first draft of a process for evaluating academic programs.

July 10
The team heard progress reports on academic and research program definitions, pilot tests of program evaluation, and data provision. The team also discussed the second draft of a process for evaluating academic programs.

July 24
The team heard a progress report from the Research Sub-Committee. The team also discussed the academic program list, finalized the process for evaluating academic programs, and provided feedback on the pilot academic program evaluation template. 

September 13
September 27
October 11
October 25
November 8
November 22
December 6
December 20

Resource Management Team scheduled meetings:

March 22
April 24
May 15

June 26

The team received a presentation by members of the committee (co-chair, AVP Financial Resources and Director of Budgets), regarding the current Laurier budget model and process. In addition, the Resource Management Team continues to work on the 'Critical Path' process and timeline.

July 17
The team debriefed and reflected on the content of the June 26 presentation of the Laurier budget model and process. The team also split into smaller working groups to review five to six outside university budget models and processes. Each smaller working group will present its findings at a future meeting.

August 7
September 18
October 9
October 30
November 20
December 11