University Planning

University Planning and Quality Council


December 2, 1999 Meeting

Members present: Dr. James Leutze, Dr. John Cavanaugh, Robert Walton, Ms. Pat Leonard, Dr. Robert Tyndall, Patton McDowell, Dr. Michelle Howard-Vital, Dr. Jo Ann Seiple, Dr. Howard Rockness, Dr. Carol Chase-Thomas for Dr. Andrew Hayes, Dr. Perry Bomar for Dr. Virginia Adams, Dr. Terrence Curran, Dr. Richard Veit, Ms. Sue Cody, Dr. Lynne Snowden, and Dr. Patricia Turrisi.

Others attending: Ms. Li Shing Wang, Samuel Connally, Ms. Nikki Howard Ms. Mimi Cunningham and Robert Fry.

Report on Change at UNCW:

Mr. Fry presented a brief report on the University of North Carolina at Wilmington strategic directions and goals. His reported provided information on some of the changes that have occurred at the university since 1989. The materials presented during the meeting can be found at:

Status Report on Potential Funding for Campus Facilities:

The Chancellor reported that funding for the new education building during the next legislative session does not look favorable at this time. There is hope that funds will be available during the 2001 session for this project.

General Administration's Campus Visit Schedule:

The General Administration is now conducting biennial visits to each UNC campus. UNCW visit is currently scheduled for September 2000. Their expectations for this visit can be found at the following web address:

SACS Visit:

The initial Southern Association for Colleges and Schools (SACS) visit will occur on January 6-7, 2000. Dr. Donna Wilkerson, Associate Executive Director of the Commission on Colleges will meet with faculty, staff and various groups associated with the university's self study process. Mr. Fry reported on the faculty response rates to the self-study committee preference survey.

UNC Facilities Recommendations:

The UNC facilities consultant's (Eva Klein Associates, Ltd.) latest report was reviewed by the Council. Comments were made on the Visual and Performing Arts center which now has an estimated cost of approximately $60 million.

Proposed Tuition Increase:

An expected $2.25 million dollars would be generated by the recently approved Board of Trustees' tuition increase. The Council heard a report on the possible uses of these funds and was reminded that the increase still requires General Administration support and Board of Governors approval.

University Management Model:

Mr. Fry commented on the university's lack of a standard management model. The overhead used in his presentation can be found at the following website:

He invited the Council and senior officers to continue discussion on this topic at future meetings.

Campus Representation on External Boards and Committees:

Mr. Fry reported that there was concern expressed over monitoring campus representation on external boards and committees. At this point there seems to be no approval process or even an inventory of personnel representing the campus. Mr. Fry will locate any campus policies related to this issue and report back at a subsequent meeting.


There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:50 PM.

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