Institutional Planning and Effectiveness Committee (IPEC)
Formed as part of the university’s 2015-2025 Strategic Plan, IPEC advises the President and the State Board of Education on a variety of matters, and coordinates multiple processes to ensure progress toward meeting the goals and aspirations of the plan. In particular, IPEC has worked on the following major initiatives:
- Cascaded Plans - Cascaded Plans, produced by academic and non-academic units across the university, address how current resources will be used to meet Strategic Plan goals. IPEC has provided a structure to collect, implement, and monitor these plans.
- Program Prioritization - IPEC oversees the Program Prioritization process mandated by the Idaho State Board of Education, including the development of criteria for program ranking and the budget reallocation process.
- Incentives Subcommittee - This subcommittee was convened in 2016 to determine whether a financial incentive for enrollment growth should be provided to colleges.
- Efficiencies and Effectiveness via Centralization Subcommittee - This subcommittee was convened in 2016 to make recommendations about whether certain University of Idaho functions (like IT, HR, Finance, Development, Advising, Communications/Marketing, Research Support, etc.) would be improved if they shifted from a highly distributed managerial oversight to a more centralized approach.