University Planning

University Planning and Quality Council


April 23, 1997 Meeting

Members present: Dr. James Leutze, Chair, Robert Walton, Ms. Pat Leonard, Dr. Michelle Howard-Vital, Tyrone Rowell, Dr. Jo Ann Seiple, Dr. Howard Rockness, Dr. Neal Hadley, Ms. Doretha Stone for Dr. Virginia Adams, Dr. Terry Curran, Dr. Jack Levy, Dr. Steve Harper, Dr. Denis Carter, Dr. Richard Veit, and Dr. Eleanor Wright.

Others attending: Dr. Paul Hosier, Dr. Melton McLaurin, Ms. Nikki Howard, Mr. Sam Connally, Dr. James Dragna and Robert Fry.

The meeting was called to order at 3:05 PM. The minutes from the March 29, 1997, meeting were approved as distributed.

National Testing Program

Vice Chancellor Leonard introduced Dr. Dragna, Director of Student Development Center, who explained changes currently taking place in national testing programs and how these changes will affect the administration of these tests at UNCW. Many of the tests will be computer based in the near future and the Educational Testing Service is working with UNCW to establish a testing facility at UNCW. This approach, which will provide new opportunities for UNCW students and others in the region, was supported by the Council.

Academic Affairs Facilities Plan

Dr. Hosier asked that this report be postponed until the May meeting. Dr. Leutze emphasized the importance of this information to the whole University community.

General Administration Long Range Planning Materials

Mr. Fry reported that the planning materials requested by General Administration will be delivered to Chapel Hill on May 2nd. A number of academic programs are in various stages of the UNCW approval process and will be sent to General Administration when completed later this summer. These programs will be noted in the May 2nd submission.

University Concise Mission

Revisions to the Mission Statement focused on expanded reference to UNCW's graduate programs. Dr. Hadley submitted these changes and made a few comments before the floor was opened for discussion. Dr. Rockness made some editorial comments and after discussion the Council agreed to ask Drs. Hadley, Rockness and Veit to make final revisions to the document and forward a copy to Mr. Fry who will include it in the May 2nd submission to General Administration.

Organizational Chart

Mr. Fry distributed the organizational chart that will be included in the General Administration Long Range Planning materials.

Other Issues

Dr. Neil Hadley commented on the student seminar sponsored by the Graduate Association. He stated that it was well attended by the community and was covered by the press.

Mr. Fry noted that The University of Florida was put on probation after their last SACS review for not having an effective planning and assessment procedure in place. UNCW will continue to place emphasis on planning, assessment and resource allocation procedures during the next few years. UNCW's next self study process will begin in 2000 with a visiting team on campus in 2001.


The next meeting will be on May 21, at 3 PM in Alderman 215.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:30 PM.

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