University Planning

University Planning and Quality Council


February 22, 2007

Members Present: Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo, Provost Paul Hosier, Ms. Pat Leonard, Ms. Mr. Steve Demski, Dr. David Cordle, Mr. Larry Clark, Dr. Brad Walker (for Dr. Cathy Barlow), Dr. Bettie Glenn (for Dr. Virginia Adams), Dr. Robert Roer, Dr. Dick Dillaman, Mr. William Fleming, Mr. Bob Russell, Mr. Max Allen, Mr. Mark Lanier, Ms. Sherri Batson, and Dr. Kenneth Spackman.

Others Attending: Ms. Sharon Boyd, Ms. Lisa Castellino, Dr. Terry Curran, and Ms. Kay Ward.

Provost Hosier called the meeting to order at 3:30 pm.

The minutes of the January 22 meeting were approved as posted on the Web.

Dr. Spackman presented the annual spring update of progress measure trends and peer comparisons with PowerPoint slides. Handouts of the slides were distributed and the presentation was planned for use in upcoming Chancellor's open forums and at the April Board of Trustees meeting. Following the Board of Trustees presentation, the slides will be posted on the Planning Web site. In general, the updated data show that intentional attention to the ten progress measures has yielded steadily improving results over the past two or three years. Discussion included these suggestions for potential refinements to future data collection or presentation:

  • Find a way to portray UNCW's substantial transfer student presence
  • Discover how some institutions (e.g., Truman State) achieve such high study abroad participation

  • Find a way to capture "off formula" enrollment (e.g., exchange students) in the international student population

  • Separate diversity data into undergraduate and graduate categories

  • Use a three year moving average to portray the trend in R&D expenditures.

Mr. Russell described the most recent budget planning calendar, following incorporation of suggestions made at the January 22 meeting and changes made by the working group appointed at that meeting. There are now two versions: one sorted by budget process and one sorted chronologically. Both versions are to be posted soon on both the Budget and the Planning Web sites.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:00 pm.

Future Meetings (At 3:30-5:00 pm in AL 215)


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April 23


May 9

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Last Updated: March 20, 2007