University Planning

University Planning and Quality Council


February 28, 2001 meeting

Members present: Timothy Jordan, Ms. Pat Leonard, Dr. Bruce Ragon for Dr. Michelle Howard-Vital, Dr. Jo Ann Seiple, Dr. Robert Smith for Dr. Cathy Barlow, Dr. Neil Hadley, Dr. Terrence Curran, Dr. Lynne Snowden, Dr. Richard Veit, Dr. Ronald Sizemore, and Dr. Denis Carter.

Others attending: Mark Lanier, Dr. Kenneth Spackman, Dr. Paul Hosier, Samuel Connally, Dr. James Dragna, Dr. Gay Davis, Ms. Nanette Manning, and Robert Fry.

In the Chancellor's and Provost's absence, Mr. Fry called the meeting to order at 3:30 PM. The minutes of the January 31, 2001 meeting were approved as distributed.

Special Reports

Report on SACS Self-Study

Dr. Spackman indicated that one year from the today the SACS self-study will have its exit meeting. He asked for full participation during the upcoming months and during the visit period. The Arrangements Committee, chaired by Dick Scott, has begun its activities.

Facilities Committee Report

Mr. Fry gave an update on the work of the Facilities Committee. The committee is developing plans to increase the amount of leased space in the New Centre Drive facility. The group is also exploring the possibility of expanding the footprint of Friday Hall using renovation funds. The Office of State Contracts is still negotiating with the architects that were picked by the Board of Trustees in January. The second round architects selection will begin within the next few weeks.

Planning Items

Office of the President's (OP) request for Enrollment Projections and Long Range Planning Materials

Enrollment Projections for 2001-2010

Mr. Fry reported that the Enrollment Projections 2001-2010 data is available on the web via the University Planning Page. This document provides projected headcount information. If there are no concerns about these projections then he will forward this data to OP.

New Items requested by OP

The OP is now requesting a plan for increasing minority enrollment. The President has indicated concern about the declining numbers of African American students at UNCW.

OP is requesting a copy of the university's strategic plan which is currently being updated. A preliminary document will be forwarded in May with a final version submitted later in the year.

Spring 2000 Survey Activities

Ms. Manning reported that OP is not requesting the campus' to complete enrolled student surveys during this spring semester. A number of offices have asked that additional clarifying data be collected this year to supplement last year's findings. The Campus Survey Committee is meeting to develop a single instrument that will meet these departmental needs. A web based survey will be used for sophomore students and a paper instrument will be distributed to graduating seniors at Senior Salute Day. An off-campus group is administering the OF funded National Survey of Student Engagement instrument over the web to freshmen and seniors. This survey will provide the university with national as well as statewide benchmark data. Mr. Fry reported that the "Faculty Performance of Administrative Performance Evaluation", the "Senate Committee Selection" process, and the "Senate Election" process will all be administered on the web this semester.

Planning Items

Campus-Wide Goals Survey

Mr. Fry stated that a survey of Campus-Wide Goals would be administered over the web to all members of the campus community.

Performance Indicators

Mr. Fry provided information on the performance indicators that were created by Dr. Davis.

New Business from the Floor

Mr. Fry stated that the decision to locate offices off-campus should be one of the critical issues coming before the Council for discussion. Plans to increase minority enrollment should also be discussed.

Being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:40 PM.

Next meeting: March 22, 2001, 3:30 PM-5: 00 PM in Alderman 215.

Minutes submitted by Yvonne G. Smith, March 5, 2001.


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