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CPUC Meeting Agendas

May 1, 2017

4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. 101 Friend Center

In addition to the usual Question and Answer session [15 minutes], the May 1st agenda includes

A report from Professor Angela Creager, chair of the CPUC Naming committee [15 minutes];

A presentation and discussion of the campus plan with University Architect Ronald McCoy (please see the recent homepage story about the plan: [45 minutes];

A report from Professor Michael Littman, chair of the CPUC Resources Committee [15 minutes]

[Times are approximate.]

March 27, 2017

4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. 101 Friend Center

Discussion about town-gown relationships.[45 minutes]

Discussion with members of the CPUC Resources Committee who have also invited members of the Princeton Private Prison Divestment coalition to speak [45 minutes]

February 20, 2017

4:30 p.m., 101 Friend Center (on William Street)

Town Hall meeting with President Eisgruber. 

It has become a tradition each year for the President to use the first meeting of spring semester for an opportunity to discuss upcoming projects and plans with the University community.  As the President wrote to members of the community on February 15, the basis for his discussion will be his annual letter to the community on the state of the University (found at this link).

The meeting is open to all members of the University community.

December 12, 2016

4:30 p.m., 101 Friend Center (on William Street)

The agenda for the December 12th meeting can be found at this link.  Topics include the work of the Priorities Committee; and two topics concerning academic life:  a presentation and discussion about the General Education task force report and a presentation and discussion about online learning.

November 14, 2016

4:30 p.m., 101 Friend Center (on William Street)

Approval of minutes from September 26 

  • Question and answer period.   [15 minutes] 
  • Report from the CPUC special Committee on Naming.   Angela Creager, Chair, Professor of History. [10 minutes] 
  • Discussion about the results of the 2016 survey “We Speak:   Attitudes on Sexual Misconduct at Princeton.”   [Please see homepage article:] Regan Crotty, Title IX Administrator; introduction of Professor Nicole Shelton, new co-chair of the Sexual Misconduct Committee.   [20 minutes] 
  • Report on the survey regarding dining/meal plans being conducted by the Board Plan Review Committee.   Oliver Avens, dean, Rockefeller College; Smitha Haneef, executive director, campus dining. [10 minutes]
  • Discussion with Aleks Czulak, Undergraduate Student Government President, and Mircea Davidescu, Graduate Student Government President, and about student governments’ agendas for the year.   The GSG report includes a presentation by Akil Word-Daniels about the GSG Graduate Housing Project. [30 minutes]



Sept. 26, 2016, Monday

4:30 p.m., 101 Friend Center (on William Street)

  • Opening of the year business, including approval of the Order of Business for 2016-17 and of committee assignments. [5 minutes]
  • Question and Answer period. [15 minutes]
  • Special CPUC Committee on Naming.  As described in a recent University homepage article, the Trustees of the University adopted a policy on naming programs, positions and spaces that includes the establishment of a special CPUC committee to provide advice to the Board.  Discussion about the charge to the special committee and request from the CPUC Executive Committee to establish the committee.  [25 minutes]
  • Update on implementation of recommendations from the Special Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and from the Trustee Wilson Legacy Committe and work planned for this year.  Report from Vice Provost Minter at this link.   [30 minutes]


May 2

Approval of minutes from the March 28, 2016 meeting

  • Question and Answer session.  [15 minutes]
  • CPUC Resources Committee report.  Professor Marc Fleurbaey, chair of the committee, will review guidelines followed by the committee and its work for this year.  [15 minutes]
  • Cyber security.  Vice President for Information Technology Jay Dominick will discuss steps OIT takes to ensure cyber security and steps members of the University community can take to help ensure cyber security. [15 minutes]
  • Discussion about the Freshman Scholars Institute and the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning.  Deans Khristina Gonzalez and Lisa Herschbach will give presentations about these programs and take questions. [30 minutes]
  • Brief overview of implementation of recommendations concerning diversity and inclusion from Vice Provost Minter followed by Vice President Rochelle Calhoun's introduction of the new Dean for Diversity LaTanya Buck.  Dean Buck joins the University this summer.  There will be a reception directly following the meeting in Friend Courtyard (or Friend Atrium if it is raining) to welcome her to campus. [15 minutes]

CPUC meetings are open to all in the University community.  (Times are approximate.)

March 28, 4:30 p.m.

101 Friend Center (on William Street)

Approval of minutes from February 15; questions and answers

The Campus Plan.  Discussion with members of the Vice President for Facilities staff about the Campus Plan, 2016-2026...and Beyond.

Sustainability efforts.  Discussion with the Director of the Sustainability office, Shana Weber, and colleagues about sustainability programs on campus.  Students will discuss "campus-as-living-lab" projects.

February 15, 4:30 P.M.

101 Friend Center (on William Street)

Approval of minutes. Question and answers 15 minutes

President Eisgruber will discuss the recently released strategic planning framework (at the attached link) and take questions.  30 minutes

Members of the special Trustee Woodrow Wilson Legacy Committee will also be present at the meeting to hear from members of the community.  The committe's website which includes essays by scholars and biographers of Wilson and opportunities to submit comments or sign up for small group discussions are available online at  45 minutes

December 14. 4:30 p.m.

101 Friend Center (on William Street)

Question and Answer session.

Entrepreneurship at Princeton. An update from Cornelia Huellstrunk, Associate Director of the Keller Center, and colleagues about initiatives to foster entrepreneurship at Princeton.  The panel will include Lizette Taguchi, GS WWS, Abi Khanna '16, Evan Corden '16, Dylan Hu '18, and Maya Ceja from the Keller Center. Information about the Keller Center is at   The report of the Princeton Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee for the Strategic Planning process, and the response from the President and Provost is at the following link:   [30 minutes]

Equity and Inclusion.  Continuation of discussions about equity and inclusion on campus including the work of the faculty. Dean of the Faculty Deborah Prentice will provide information about faculty committees and departments and initiatives to recruit and retain a diverse faculty and other faculty initiatives that relate to diversity and inclusion.   [45 minutes]

November 23, 2015. 4:30 p.m.

101 Friend Center (on William Street)

Question and Answer session.

Strategic Planning.  President Eisgruber will describe the strategic planning process that began last year and is scheduled to conclude in January 2016.  He will outline the goals of the process and the work of campus task forces who are gathering data and making recommendations about topics important to the planning process.  Discussion will follow the presentation.  Information about strategic planning is posted on the website  

Priorities Committee.  Provost Lee will give the yearly report for the CPUC Priorities Committee.  Every year the committee makes recommendations to the University Board of Trustees concerning the operating budget including tuition and fees and the yearly salary pool.  The Provost, who chairs the committee, will describe the process used by the committee and requests for funding that the committee has begun to consider.  Discussion will follow the presentation. The committee's website is at 

October 12, 2015. 4:30 p.m.

101 Friend Center (on William Street)

The Council of the Princeton University Community will meet Monday, October 12 at 4:30 p.m. in 101 Friend Center (next to the Computer Science building on William Street).   The agenda follows (times are approximate):  

  • Opening of the year business:   Approval of the Order of Business for 2015-16 and of committee assignments.   [5 minutes]
  • Question and answer period.   [15 minutes]
  • Emergency preparedness update.   [15 minutes]
  • Update on the Special Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. [ 30 minutes]
  • Discussion about the findings of the “We Speak” survey on inappropriate sexual behavior.   [30 minutes; President Eisgruber will be available after the meeting to continue discussion.]