Missouri State University

Futures Task Force Minutes

August 25, 2005

Those in attendance: Frank Einhellig, Chair, Jim Baker, Dennis Hickey, D. Wayne Mitchell, Mike Carlie, Michael Hignite, Elizabeth Rozell, Marc Cooper, Jane Hoogestraat, Wade Thompson, Jane Doelling, Julie Masterson, Peter Collins

Those absent: Chris Barnhart, Kathryn Hope, Ryan Giedd, Dennis Schmitt

Guest: President Michael Nietzel

Staff: Tami Sutton

The meeting began at 3:30 pm in PSU 317 with comments from President Nietzel. Dr. Nietzel began his comments by referencing his memo of July 25, 2005, highlighting the charge for the task force and bullet points of consideration for the task force. (Attached) He also referenced the report from the Kentucky Futures Task Force, and a November 2003 report from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Provost. In my email of August 25 you should have already received a pdf copy of the University of Kentucky report. I have attached a hardcopy of the University of Wisconsin report. He emphasized that both reports were to be used only as models for this Task Force and not a blueprint for this Future's Task Force report. The floor was then opened up for discussion.

After Dr. Nietzel's departure, Dr. Einhellig moved forward on the agenda with handouts. (Please see attached) Additional handouts were also requested and are attached. (Please note slight changes made to the Sponsored Program Activity Comparisons chart - updated version is attached)

The meeting concluded at 5:00 pm. It was decided by the Task Force to meet weekly (Thursday's at 3:30 pm) until further notice. The next meeting will be Thursday, September 1. All meetings will be held in PSU 317 unless you hear otherwise.

Respectively submitted by:

Tami Sutton Executive Assistant


  • Notes from August 25 Futures Task Force Meeting
  • July 25, 2005 Memo from President Nietzel
  • August 25, 2005 Futures Task Force Agenda
  • Office of Sponsored Research & Program's reports (updated)
  • Final Report of the Academic Program Review Committee
  • Report of the University of Wisconsin-Madisen Provost's Ad Hoc Advisory Committee to Evaluate the Cluster Hiring Initiative, November 2003