University Planning

University Planning and Quality Council


April 14, 2009

Members Present: Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo, Provost Brian Chapman, Mr. Charlie Maimone, Ms. Pat Leonard, Mr. Steve Demski, Dr. David Cordle, Mr. Larry Clark, Dr. Cathy Barlow, Dr. Susan Pierce, Dr. Robert Roer, Dr. Mike Walker, Dr. Steve McFarland, Dr. Bruce McKinney, Dr. John Fischetti, Dr. Dick Dillaman, Dr. Rob Burrus, Mr. Bob Russell, Mr. Max Allen, Mr. Mark Lanier, Ms. Nancy Jones and Dr. Kenneth Spackman.

Others Attending: Dr. Manny Avalos, Ms. Lisa Castellino, Dr. Terry Curran, Ms. Dana Harris, Dr. Jose Hernandez, Dr. Nathan Lindsay and Ms. Kay Ward.

Chancellor DePaolo called the meeting to order at 2:00 pm.

The minutes of the March 24 meeting were approved as posted on the Web.

Dr. Spackman announced the meeting schedule for 2009-10 (see below). The May 5, 2009, meeting is cancelled due to a conflict with a special meeting of the Faculty Senate.

A single strategic priority with supporting efforts and tactics was presented as the combined product of the two working groups formed at the March 24 meeting. Discussion led to several improvements and yielded the following recommendation to the Cabinet, which includes additional improvements made via email during the period April 15-17.

Strategic Priority: Enrich the intellectual climate and the student experience.

Effort a: Improve student-faculty interaction and rigor in academic experiences.


• Align the faculty reward system with this effort.

• Implement and fund a UNCW-wide program of undergraduate research and experiential/applied learning.

• Compile evidence of student achievement through assessment to inform instruction and improve student learning.

• Establish priorities for general education course instruction to increase use of full-time faculty members.

• Improve the student/faculty ratio.

Success Measures:

• Increased percentage of students participating in undergraduate research and experiential/applied learning.

• Increased number of undergraduates giving papers at professional meetings or publishing papers in professional outlets.

• Increased number of baccalaureate graduates pursuing advanced degrees.

• Demonstrated changes in student learning.

• Improvement in courses and programs resulting from outcomes assessment.

• Improved NSSE and CLA scores.

• Ten percent or less of general education courses taught by part-time faculty.

• Student/faculty ratio decreases through time.

Effort b: Enhance the inclusiveness, civility, respect, integrity and safety of the university community.


• Diversify the student body by focusing on recruiting, funding, enrolling, retaining and graduating students from
underrepresented populations.

• Recruit additional international students.

• Expand student international exchange and learning opportunities.

• Promote hiring and retention of faculty and staff from underrepresented populations.

• Employ the "Early Warning System" to identify and assist students in need.

• Enhance mentoring and counseling opportunities.

• Expand upon existing efforts to educate students on community standards, including the Community Standards Initiatives, the Honor Code and the Student Mediation Program.

• Continue to support the recommendations of the Chancellor's Council on Safety and Security.

Success Measures:

• Increased student diversity.

• Increased retention and graduation rates of students from underrepresented populations.

• Increased enrollment and academic progress of the Teal Merit Scholars Program participants.

• Increased campus population of international students.

• Increased study abroad participation.

• Increased faculty and staff diversity.

• Increased participation at the Annual Safety Symposium.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:15 pm.

Future Meetings (At 2:00-3:30 pm in AL 215)


September 1, 2009


September 22, 2009


October 20, 2009


November 3, 2009


December 1, 2009


January 26, 2010


February 23, 2010


March 23, 2010


April 13, 2010


May 4, 2010

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Last Updated: May 12, 2009