The University Planning Council (the "UPC") serves as a means of aligning the university's operations and budgeting with the strategic priorities of the university and is a forum for discussion of key issues for the university. The UPC works in concert with established procedures and bodies currently responsible for educational, programmatic, and business-related functions.

The UPC meets as a whole in October, January, and April of each fiscal year, with adjustments as to the timing of such meetings when necessary or prudent. Meetings are open for attendance by the university community. 

In January 2016, the Charter for the UPC was developed.  Learn more about the University Planning Council Charter (pdf).