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To:                   All Faculty and Staff

From:               Larry Guzy, Chair,
                         Strategic Planning and Resource Council

Date:                September 25, 2009

Subject:            Strategic Planning and Resource Council 

The Strategic Planning and Resource Council (SPARC)‑‑composed of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members‑‑is developing a strategic plan to help guide SUNY Oneonta through our dynamic environment.  

As Chair of the Strategic Planning and Resource Council, I want to communicate regularly with the campus community on the progress of SPARC toward our goal of drafting a strategic plan by the end of the 2009-10 academic year.  I also want to ensure that you are aware of the many opportunities to participate in the planning process. 

The membership of SPARC has now been established through a combination of appointment and election of representatives in an effort to represent and involve the many constituencies of our campus community.  Three Task Forces also have been established to research and develop particular components of the plan.  The members and charges are listed here

We plan to communicate information about the work of SPARC through the SPARC website at   All agendas, draft documents, reports, meeting schedules and other materials will be posted and open to the entire campus community. 

In light of our campus focus on sustainability, we plan to distribute all future announcements and updates related to SPARC by e-mail, usually via an announcement in the College Bulletin with a link to the SPARC website.  If you prefer to receive paper copies, please complete and return the form below. 

I look forward to working with you on this important process, which will help to define the future of our college.



To receive paper copies of correspondence from SPARC, please complete the form below and return it to Nancy Wolters (Netzer 135) by October 6, 2009.


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To stay informed about the Strategic Planning and Resource Council, please visit the SPARC web site at

September 29, 2009