Theme Advisory Committees

Led by faculty co-chairs, each Theme Advisory Committee will assess the current state of the University’s efforts related to each theme. The committees will then identify a small number of priority areas within each theme where Notre Dame can make distinctive contributions and have significant impact over the next decade.

Each committee is charged with developing recommendations regarding the initiatives, resources, and structures needed to move the University’s goals and these themes forward.

The Theme Committees will share their recommendations with the Strategic Framework Executive Committee, chaired by University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. The Executive Committee membership includes Provost John McGreevy; Executive Vice President Shannon Cullinan; the faculty co-chairs of each of the seven Theme Advisory Committees; Ann Firth, vice president and president’s chief of staff; and David Bailey, vice president of the Office of Strategic Planning and Institutional Research.

Committee Structure

Reporting structure - theme advisory committees repot to executive committe which then interfaces with the Dean's Council, the President's Leadership council and the Board of trustees

Executive Committee

Composition

  • Executive Officers (3)
  • Co-Chairs of Each Advisory Committee (14)
  • Vice President and Chief of Staff (1)
  • Vice President, OSPIR (1)

Role

  • Drive the strategic planning process
  • Bring cohesion across Theme Advisory Committees
  • Serve as the decision making body

Theme Advisory Committees

Composition

  • One committee per theme  
  • Co-Chairs (2)
  • Faculty, Deans, PLC, Chairs, Staff (7-9)
  • Staff support (1-2)

Role

  • Collect and analyze data and gather stakeholder input to inform theme areas
  • Propose focus areas within each theme
  • Define priorities
  • Identify resources needed