BT0025 – Process for the Campus Advisory Board to Submit a Recommendation to the President on the Proposed Strategic Plan for the Campus

Board of Trustees

Section 1. Purpose

The Bylaws of the Board of Trustees provide that the Board is responsible for approving the strategic plan for each University of Tennessee campus. Tennessee law requires the campus Advisory Board to submit a recommendation to the President on the proposed strategic plan for the campus prior to approval by the Board of Trustees. Tennessee law also requires that the Advisory Board submit the recommendation to the President in accordance with the process established by the Board of Trustees.

Section 2. Definitions

“Advisory Board” means the separate advisory board established under Tennessee Code Annotated § 49-9-501 for each of the following: the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the University of Tennessee at Martin, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

“Board” means the Board of Trustees of the University of Tennessee.

Section 3. Process

  1. The Chancellor shall submit the proposed new or modified strategic plan to the Advisory Board for consideration.
  2. The Advisory Board shall consider the proposed strategic plan at a regular or special meeting of the Advisory Board and adopt a recommendation regarding the proposed strategic plan for submission to the President.
  3. If the Advisory Board decides not to recommend the plan to the President, the Chancellor shall consider the feedback of the Advisory Board and decide whether to modify the plan before submitting the plan to the President. The Chancellor shall submit any modification of the plan to the Advisory Board for further consideration at a regular or special meeting, and the Advisory Board shall adopt a recommendation regarding the proposed plan, as modified, for submission to the President.
  4. The Chancellor shall submit the proposed strategic plan, together with the Advisory Board’s recommendation, to the President for review. If the Advisory Board’s recommendation is not positive, the Chancellor also shall submit a written explanation of why the Chancellor is submitting the plan to the President without a positive recommendation by the Advisory Board.
  5. If the President decides to recommend the proposed plan for approval, the President shall submit the plan and the Advisory Board’s recommendation to the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, which has responsibility for overseeing and monitoring the strategic planning processes. If the Advisory Board’s recommendation is not positive, the President also shall submit a written explanation of why the President is submitting the plan to the Executive Committee without a positive recommendation by the Advisory Board.
  6. The Executive Committee shall review the proposed plan and submit a recommendation, together with the recommendations of the Advisory Board and the President, for consideration by the Board of Trustees at its next regular meeting.

History:

Adopted

03/01/2019


Policy Details:

BT0025 – Process for the Campus Advisory Board to Submit a Recommendation to the President on the Proposed Strategic Plan for the Campus
Version: 1 // Effective: March 1, 2019
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