University Planning

University Planning and Quality Council


April 26, 2001 Meeting

Members present: Dr. John Cavanaugh, Timothy Jordan, Ms. Pat Leonard, Ty Rowell for Patton McDowell, Dr. Jo Ann Seiple, Dr. Lawrence Clark, Dr. Cathy Barlow, Dr. Betty Glenn for Dr. Virginia Adams, Dr. Terrence Curran, Dr. Stephen McNamee, Dr. Richard Veit, Dr. Ronald Sizemore, Dr. Lynne Snowden.

Others attending: Mark Lanier, Dr. Kenneth Spackman, Dr. Gay Davis, Dr. James Dragna Ms. Nanette Manning, Dr. Denis Carter, Dr. Bruce Ragon, Dick Scott, Ms. Nikki Howard, David Dodd, Ms. Mimi Cunningham, Hal White, Ms. Sharon Boyd and Robert Fry.

Dr. Cavanaugh called the meeting to order at 3:30 PM. After calling for questions, the minutes of the March 22, 2001 meeting stood approved as circulated and opened floor for questions concerning anticipated budget cuts.

Dr. Cavanaugh recognized SGA president Adrian Lopez who provided some background information about herself and stated that she was glad to be a part of the university's planning process and looked forward to conveying the Students' concerns to the committee.

Special Reports

Report on SACS Self-Study

Dr. Spackman reported to the Council that with one exception the sub-committees have completed all 25 sections. He provided information about the committee's on-going activities and asked members to review reports on SACS webpages. At this time, the committee is ahead of schedule compared to the SACS Self-Study timeline.

Planning Items

OP Long Range Planning Response -Status Report on Academic Programs

Each Dean reported on the progress of the programs and the productivity of those new programs indicating that
there were some discrepancies when the actual figures were captured.

Strategic Plan

University of Goal Setting - Goal Survey Responses

Mr. Fry conveyed to the committee that the comments from the goal survey seem to be general and need to be fine-
tuned. Goals tended to be academic and it makes it more difficult for administrative departments to conduct their planning process. Mr. Fry would like to make them more community oriented. He reported that the present goals have been in effect for the last 10 years.

Critical Issues

The committee was challenged to bring to the next meeting what could be termed a manageable list and to include a related issue on Bond funding.

Being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:40 PM.

Next meeting: May 17, 2001, 3:30 PM-5: 00 PM in Alderman 215

Minutes submitted by Yvonne G. Smith, May 11, 2001.

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Last Updated: August 23, 2001