University Planning and Quality Council


December 18, 2003

Members Present: Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo, Dr. Paul Hosier, Dr. Robert E. Tyndall, Ms. Pat Leonard, Dr. Jo Ann Seiple, Mr. Lawrence Clark, Dr. Karen Wetherill for Dr. Cathy Barlow, Dr. Robert Roer, Dr. Terrence Curran, Dr. Susan McCaffray, Dr. Carol Pilgrim, Dr. Thomas Schmid, Mr. Robert S. Russell. 

Others Attending: Mr. Max Allen, Mr. Mark Lanier, Ms. Sharon Boyd, Mr. Ed Davis, Dr. Rebecca Porterfield, Dr. Raymond Burt, Ms. Mimi Cunningham, Ms. Nikki Howard, Ms. Peggy Chance and Dr. Kenneth Spackman.

A quorum was established and Chancellor DePaolo called the meeting to order at 3:35 pm.

The minutes of the November 21, 2003, meeting were approved as distributed on the Web.

Dr. Spackman pointed out a correction in one of the dates of the five Planning Council meetings scheduled for spring 2004.  The correct dates are listed at the end of these minutes.  He also outlined the following timeline for development of a strategic plan: 

Mr. Lanier presented a tabulated summary of results compiled from the Web-based identity and core values survey.  (See  He pointed out that UNCW's blend of teaching and research appeared frequently in the responses.

The Council continued discussion toward the formulation of a statement of identity and core values.  In response to a question, Chancellor DePaolo agreed that the university's core values may best be presented in a bulleted list.  The discussion included these comments.

Clark:          He suggested that we stress our university's uniqueness and its aspirations in an identity statement.

Tyndall:       We are a community promoting scholarship and diversity.

Wetherill:     The university encourages creative thinking and offers a small college experience.

Seiple:         We are a community of learners.

Pilgrim:        We are an innovative learning community that embraces the link between research and teaching.

Other comments on characteristics of UNCW:

Attempts at an identity statement developed during the discussion:

Mr. Allen's suggestion met with wide approval:

          UNCW is a community where passionate and engaged teaching, learning, and research matters.

Dr. Roer asked Dr. Spackman to e-mail the list of suggested identity statements to members after the meeting.  Dr. Spackman repeated his request that Council members send him their proposals for identity statements based on today's discussions.

There was no new business.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:20 pm.

Future Meetings

     January 14, 2004, 3:30-5:00 pm, AL 215
     February 5, 2004, 3:30-5:00 pm, AL 215
     February 24, 2004, 3:30-5:00 pm, AL 215
     March 3, 2004, 3:30-5:00 pm, AL 215
     March 24, 2004, 3:30-5:00 pm, AL 215

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