University Planning

University Planning and Quality Council


February 19, 1998 Meeting

Members present: Dr. James Leutze, Chair, Dr. Marvin Moss, Robert Walton, Ms. Pat Leonard, Kevin Jacques, Dr. Michelle Howard-Vital, Dr. Jo Ann Seiple, Dr. Robert Tyndall, Dr. Neil Hadley, Dr. Virginia Adams, Dr. Vince Howe for Dr. Howard Rockness, Dr. Terry Curran, Dr. Stephen Harper, Dr. Denis Carter, Dr. Richard Veit, Dr. James Sabella and Zeke Pittard.

Others attending:
Dr. Paul Hosier, Dr. Melton McLaurin, Mark Lanier, Ms. Nikki Howard, and Robert Fry.

The meeting was called to order at 10:10 AM and the minutes of the November 20, 1997, meeting were approved as distributed.

Special Reports On Non-Planning Items

State Of Distance Learning

Dr. Ronald Vetter, Department of Mathematical Sciences, gave an extensive presentation on his computer-based course being delivered on campus this semester. His course makes extensive use of multi-media technology, e-mail, and interactive conferencing. He responded to numerous questions and provided an overview of the work involved in developing and administering this course.

Technology Based Academic And Student Support Services

Ms. Li-Shing Wang, Student Affairs, emphasized in her presentation on technology-based academic and student services that institutions should not compromise the quality of service provided to students. The goal is to build a community that would provide services to all student, enhance communication, help retains students, strengthen the university learning community and individualize student learning and support systems. At the present time we do not have enough support needed to support the type of services provided at some other campuses. Her feeling is that when the university moves in this direction, it should move as a whole.

Student Development Services will be administering national exams to UNCW students and community members. The UNCW Computer-based Testing Center is one of only thirty-five university based centers in the country and the only one in North Carolina.

North Carolina Quality Leadership Foundation Award Application

Mr. Fry reported that the North Carolina Quality Leadership Award would go out from the Office of Institutional Research. The Planning Coordinators will be contacted to provide support for the document that will be submitted at the end of March.

Time And Place For Next Meeting

The Council will meet on April 7, 1998, at 3 PM in University Union Glassroom.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 12:00 noon.

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Last Updated: November 20, 1998