University Planning

University Planning and Quality Council


April 22, 2008

Members Present: Provost Paul Hosier, Ms. Kay Ward (for Dr. Ron Core), Ms. Pat Leonard, Mr. Steve Demski, Dr. Debra Saunders-White, Dr. David Cordle, Mr. Larry Clark, Dr. Robert Roer, Dr. Steve McFarland, Dr. John Fischetti, Dr. Rob Burrus, Ms. Megan Jelley (for Mr. Daniel Thorpe), Mr. Max Allen, Mr. Mark Lanier, Ms. Tammy McKenzie and Dr. Kenneth Spackman.

Others Attending: Dr. Johnson Akinleye, Ms. Sharon Boyd, Ms. Lisa Castellino, Dr. Terry Curran and Dr. Nelson Reid.

Provost Hosier called the meeting to order at 2:00 pm.

The minutes of the March 25 meeting were approved as posted on the Web.

As an information item, Dr. Hosier announced the 2008-09 Planning Council meeting dates. All meetings will be held on Tuesdays from 2:00 - 3:30 pm in Alderman 215. These dates were selected to avoid Faculty Senate meetings, as well as Faculty Senate Steering Committee meetings. An additional meeting was scheduled in the fall semester in anticipation of issues related to UNC Tomorrow Response Phase II.


September 2, 2008


September 23, 2008


October 21, 2008


November 4, 2008


December 2, 2008


January 27, 2009


February 24, 2009


March 24, 2009


April 14, 2009


May 5, 2009

The Council considered modifications to the strategic plan goals and objectives suggested by the UNC Tomorrow Response Phase I committees, in the context of matching UNCW's sixteen UNC Tomorrow priorities with the plan's objectives. Four minor changes were made to the goals and objectives to better align the plan with the purposes of UNC Tomorrow, as follows:

  • Goal V, Objective 4, was modified to emphasize health and environmental aspects of regional quality of life. It now reads: "Apply the intellectual and human capital of the university and its region to address critical quality of life concerns, including health and the environment."
  • Goal V, Objective 6, was modified to describe our region consistently in the plan, and to highlight cultural opportunities provided by the university. It now reads: "Engage our region in a life of learning for intellectual reward, personal pleasure or career opportunity through high quality continuing studies programs and cultural opportunities."
  • Goal VI was modified by adding the single word "sustainable." It now reads: "Enhance the quality of UNCW's environment and provide a sustainable campus that is attractive, functional and, above all, safe."
  • A new Objective 7 was added under Goal VI to reflect the many aspects of sustainability initiated since the origin of the strategic plan. It reads: "Combine green buildings and operations, and student led initiatives, to increase campus sustainability."

The document demonstrating the alignment of UNCW's sixteen priorities with our strategic plan will be included in UNCW's Response Phase I Report. Suggestions from UNC Tomorrow Committees D and E were deferred to a later time.

The Council briefly discussed issues and challenges associated with implementation of UNCW's sixteen UNC Tomorrow Phase I Response planning priorities. These included budgeting and accurately describing funding sources, following through in assessing the impact of the initiatives, and sustaining the development of further responses to regional needs. The topic of accountability measures (both in relation to results-based budgeting and GA's three-phase plan to set targets for new measures) was suggested as a potential agenda item for the May 6 meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:35 pm.

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


May 6, 2008

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