The role and mandate of the provost's committee on integrated planning
PCIP provides the link between the academic priorities of the university and its business and budgetary priorities. PCIP is the administration’s planning and budgetary body and is responsible for:
- the structure of integrated planning;
- recommendations to the board of governors on operating and capital resource levels;
- review of plans of academic and administrative units; and
- making resource decisions related to the university’s integrated plan, and managing the academic priorities fund.
In August of 2002, the Provost’s White Paper on Integrated Planning was published as a companion piece to the president’s strategic directions statement approved earlier that year. The white paper outlined the basic elements of a new planning process at the University of Saskatchewan with an emphasis on: integration of planning and budgeting, integration of financial oversight, integration of academic and administrative planning, integration of semi-autonomous units, and integration of evaluation processes. Included in the white paper was a new decision-making body, the provost’s committee on integrated planning (PCIP), to oversee these forms of integration. The white paper was based on broad consultation with the planning committee and budget committee of council, with the deans, with colleagues across the country, and with the University of Saskatchewan community over a 10-month period beginning in October 2001.
The following describes the original concept for PCIP as outlined in the white paper:
PCIP provides the link between the academic priorities of the university and its business and budgetary priorities. PCIP is the administration’s planning and budgetary body and is responsible for the structure of Integrated Planning, recommending to the Board of Governors on operating and capital resource levels, review of plans of academic and administrative units, and managing the Academic Priorities Fund (APF).
PCIP members 2016/17
While PCIP members hold their membership by virtue of their position, they are acting in the best interests of the university and are not representing their respective portfolios.
- Michael Atkinson, interim provost and vice-president academic (chair)
- Greg Fowler, vice-president, finances and resources (vice-chair)
- Karen Chad, vice-president, research
- Debra Pozega Osburn, vice-president, university relations
- Jim Germida, vice-provost, faculty relations
- Patti McDougall, vice-provost, teaching and learning
- Kishor Wasan, dean, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition
- Toddi Steelman, executive director, School of Environment and Sustainability
- John Rigby, associate provost, Institutional Planning and Assessment
- Troy Harkot, director, institutional effectiveness
- Jacquie Thomarat, director, resource allocation and planning
For more information, please view the PCIP terms of reference.