University Planning

University Planning and Quality Council


April 21, 2005

Members Present: Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo, Provost Paul Hosier, Ms. Sharon Boyd (for Dr. Ronald Core), Mr. Stephen Demski, Ms. Pat Leonard, Dr. Robert Tyndall, Dr. Stephen McNamee (for Dr. Nelson Reid), Dr. John Marts (for Mr. Lawrence Clark), Dr. Virginia Adams, Dr. Robert Roer, Dr. Terry Curran, Dr. Dan Noland, Dr. Carol Pilgrim, Dr. Thomas Schmid, Mr. William Fleming and Mr. Robert S. Russell.

Others Attending: Mr. Max Allen, Ms. Lisa Castellino, Ms. Gay Howe, Mr. Mark Lanier, Dr. Matt Mayhew, Mr. Brad Reid, Ms. Roxie Shabazz, Dr. Mark Spaulding, and Dr. Kenneth Spackman.

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

The minutes of the March 21, 2005, meeting were approved as distributed on the Web.

  • 1. Enrollment goals. Ms. Gay Howe presented several enrollment scenarios on behalf of the Enrollment Management Committee. Ms. Lisa Castellino gave an analysis of the probable effects of increasing the size of the freshman class on average freshman SAT scores. (Based on Fall 2004 data, for example, an increase of 200 freshmen would result in a drop in SAT average of approximately 3 points, and only very minor changes in average high school GPA and high school rank.) The Council asked that the EM Committee develop its recommendation for the April meeting so that:
    - SAT scores do not fall,
    - enrollment growth is concentrated in the Watson School of Education, the Nursing School, and the Graduate School,
    - enrollment in 2010 is close to the assumptions used by the master planning consultants, so as to ensure enrollment planning and space planning remain consistent.
  • 2. Mission statement review. The mission review subcommittee reported on the 321 responses to the campus wide mission review survey. The overall results were strongly supportive of the draft adopted at the March 21 meeting. The subcommittee incorporated several suggestions from survey respondents in a revised draft. The revised mission statement was approved without dissent as a recommendation to the Chancellor. Additional steps in the approval process include the Board of Trustees and Board of Governors. The revised mission statement reads:

    The University of North Carolina at Wilmington is a public comprehensive university dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. The college of arts and sciences, the professional schools, and the graduate school seek to stimulate intellectual curiosity, imagination, critical thinking, and thoughtful expression in a broad range of disciplines and professional fields. The university is committed to providing the highest quality undergraduate and graduate academic experience in an extensive array of programs at the baccalaureate and master's levels, as well as a doctoral program in marine biology. Our goal is excellence in teaching, scholarship, research, artistic achievement, and service.

    UNCW encourages public access to its educational programs and is committed to diversity, international perspectives, and regional service. Our campus community strives to create a safe, supportive, and technologically progressive environment in which students, faculty, and staff work together to develop their interests, skills, and talents to the fullest extent. UNCW seeks to celebrate and study the heritage and environment of the coastal region, and to enrich its quality of life, economy, and education.

  • 3. BOG Strategic Directions. Dr. Spackman distributed copies of the current draft response to the Board of Governors' Strategic Directions to ensure that members have the opportunity to contribute additional information, or to offer corrections by May 13.
  • 4. Priority progress measures. Dr. Spackman distributed a discussion draft of ten priority progress measures for the Strategic Plan. The Council requested that Dr. Spackman ask appropriate individuals or groups to conduct "reasonableness checks" for each of the measures to ensure that the targets are achievable in the stated time frame. It was also suggested that a target be established for increasing graduation rates, and added to the current measure that addresses freshman retention.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:32 pm.

Future Meetings (All meetings in AL 215)

Wednesday, May 25, 2005, 2:00-4:00 pm
(This is a change from the previously scheduled date and time.)

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Last Updated: May 3, 2005