University Planning

University Planning and Quality Council


December 4, 2007

Members Present: Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo, Provost Paul Hosier, Mr. Steve Demski, Dr. Debra Saunders-White, Dr. David Cordle, Mr. Larry Clark, Dr. Cathy Barlow, Dr. Steve Meinhold (for Dr. Robert Roer), Dr. Steve McFarland, Dr. Mark Spaulding, Dr. John Fischetti, Dr. Dick Dillaman, Mr. Bob Russell, Mr. Daniel Thorpe, Mr. Max Allen, Mr. Mark Lanier, Ms. Tammy McKenzie and Dr. Kenneth Spackman.

Others Attending: Dr. Johnson Akinleye, Ms. Lisa Castellino, Dr. Nathan Lindsay and Ms. Kay Ward.

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

The minutes of the November 6 meeting were approved as posted on the Web.

Provost Hosier welcomed Staff Council Chair Tammy McKenzie as a new member of the Planning Council.

Provost Hosier explained the consent agenda items proposed by workgroups to resolve issues that arose at the November 6 meeting. These changes were approved without objection:

a. Restore a descriptive subtitle to the Articulation of Quality as follows:
Articulation of Quality: Our expression of characteristics of quality in regard to UNCW's mission, vision, identity, and
core values

b. Add a new objective under Goal VI of the Strategic Plan:Provide excellent customer service in all business
operations for students, faculty and staff.

c. Amend Objective 6 under Goal I of the Strategic Plan to read:
Regularly review and improve pedagogical frameworks, such as experiential learning, and program-specific learning

The majority of the meeting was devoted to an extended discussion of issues and implications attendant to a ten-year enrollment plan. Fall semester enrollment targets through 2017 are due at GA by February 15, 2008. Dr. Spackman presented the implications of three enrollment scenarios in terms of resources required in order to maintain the university's progress toward achieving targets in key areas including: percentage of undergraduates housed on campus, student-faculty and student-staff ratios, state appropriation per FTE, internationalization progress measures, and academic space. The three scenarios were based on 1) UNC-GA's projected enrollment demand for UNCW from a three-model average, 2) UNCW's current internal projections with flat extension enrollment, and 3) UNCW's current internal projections with aggressive extension enrollment growth.

Provost Hosier summarized the discussion points that seemed to have wide agreement, as follows:

  • Maintaining quality (measured in multiple ways) is foremost in importance as we develop a ten-year enrollment plan.
  • We can modestly increase our current internal projections.
  • Growth in online and extension enrollment must be a clear strategic goal, with participation by all academic units.
  • Increased resources will be need to meet our diversity goals.
  • Both headcount models and student credit hour models must be analyzed to ensure our enrollment plan is financially balanced.
  • The university's 30-year debt obligation must be considered, particularly with respect to planning additional on-campus housing.
  • The enrollment plan must provide for the student support service needs of online and extension students.
  • The costs of achieving graduate program growth must be addressed.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:35 pm.

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


January 22, 2008


February 26, 2008


March 25, 2008


April 22, 2008


May 6, 2008

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