University Planning

University Planning and Quality Council


April 3, 1995 Meeting

Members present: Dr. James Leutze, Chair, Dr. Joan Willey, Dr. Kenneth Gurganus, Dr. Marvin Moss, Dr. James McNab, Dr. Howard-Vital, Dr. Howard Rockness, Dr. Virginia Adams, Dr. William Bryan, Dr. Robert Tyndall, Mr. William Anlyan, Dr. Jack Levy and Dr. Carolyn Simmons.

Others attending:
Dr. Denis Carter, Mr. Tim Jordan for Mr. Robert Walton. and Robert Fry.

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. The minutes from the February 8th Planning Council meeting were approved as distributed.


UNC Quality Indicators Mr. Fry noted that a draft copy of the UNC quality indicators report was distributed to the Chief Academic Officers (CAO). The CAO's voiced major concerns over how the indicators will be used by the legislature and others. Dr. Moss reported that he had express concern to Dr. William Little, UNC Vice President for Academic Affairs, over the dramatic increase in assessment reports being required by General Administration. These external demands stress already limited resources and take valuable time away from other activities needed at the local campus level.

UNCW Planning Database

John Lympany, Director of Systems and Procedures, will be using his Masters in Education internship to work on the development a UNCW planning database which will be designed to bring together information on campus planning, budgeting, resource allocation and assessment. He will be working with Mr. Fry during the summer months and expects to have a report ready for the Planning Council sometime this fall.


University's Concise Mission Statement Mr. Fry reported on the process that had been used to prepare revisions to the University's Concise Mission Statement and thanked those who provided input. After reviewing the statement, the Council approved the revised statement as distributed. The statement will be presented to the Board of Trustee for approval and then forwarded to General Administration for appropriate action.

Long Term Enrollment Projections

Mr. Fry provided a handout which showed enrollment projections through 1999. He noted that the numbers for 1996 and 1997 were generated by UNCW while those for 1998 and 1999 were prepared by UNC General Administration. The estimates for the last two years are higher than those generated by UNCW. In order to support this projected increase in student enrollment, it will be necessary to increase classroom and office space by an additional 60,000 of assignable square feet. This is in addition to the facilities that are currently under construction.

Survey Activities

A cross campus comparison of freshmen survey results was distributed. Mr. Fry commented on some of the more obvious differences in the characteristics of the entering classes. Several errors were noted and it is expected that General Administration will be preparing a new version of this document in the near future. This revised information will be distributed when received. Mr. Fry was charged with finding a suitable time for the next meeting.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:20 p.m.

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