University Planning and Quality Council

Minutes

April 19, 2006

Members Present: Provost Paul Hosier, Ms. Pat Leonard, Ms. Mary Gornto, Mr. Stephen Demski, Dr. David Cordle, Mr. Lawrence Clark, Dr. Brad Walker (for Dr. Cathy Barlow), Dr. Virginia Adams, Dr. Robert Roer, Dr. Sue McCaffray, Dr. Tom Schmid, Mr. William Fleming, and Mr. Bob Russell.

Others Attending:  Ms. Sharon Boyd, Ms. Lisa Castellino, Dr. Terry Curran, Mr. Mark Lanier, Dr. Mike Walker, Dr. David Webster, and Dr. Kenneth Spackman.

Provost Hosier called the meeting to order at 3:30 pm.

The minutes of the March 23 meeting were approved as distributed on the Web.

Continuing its work from the March 23 meeting, the Council acted on additional draft resource plans for progress measures as follows.

Resource plan for progress measure #3.  The draft resource plan for the diversity progress measure was approved after an amendment offered by Mr. Lanier to replace the second sentence by "Based on the recommendations of this study and the funding already committed to those recommendations (as of April 2006), there is a need for at least an additional yearly investment of $275,000 for staff and programming, as well as $1,000,000 for one hundred scholarships of $10,000 each."

Resource plan for progress measure #4.  The group that worked on the retention and graduation resource plan reported that they had neither sufficient data to identify causes of student attrition, nor evidence that certain actions will result in specific retention effects.  Therefore the cost of achieving this progress measure cannot be estimated at this time.  Instead, discussion led to the possible alternative of estimating the immediate cost of data gathering and development of strategies to increase retention and graduation rates.  The Council requested the working group to prepare such an estimate of initial costs for consideration at the next meeting.  It was also suggested that the data for the "where we are now" section reflect UNC institution averages rather than aggregated UNC student data.

Resource plan for progress measure #6.  The draft resource plan for the salaries progress measure was approved, subject to the addition of "and benefits" in the estimated cost statement and clarification of the use of both "midpoint of their salary range" and "median market value" for SPA employees.

Resource plan for progress measure #7.  The draft resource plan for the R&D expenditures progress measure was approved without amendment.  It was pointed out during discussion that after an initial investment for grants officers, overhead receipts from additional grants may pay the remaining cost of achieving this progress measure.

Resource plan for progress measure #9.  The draft resource plan for the endowment progress measure was approved without change.

Lack of time precluded action on the remainder of the agenda.  Provost Hosier asked Dr. Spackman to arrange for an additional meeting to consider resource plans for progress measures #8 and #10, a revised resource plan for #4, and Council accomplishments for 2005-06.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:13 pm.

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