University Planning

University Planning and Quality Council


February 5, 2004

Members Present: Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo, Dr. Paul Hosier, Dr. Robert Tyndall, Dr. James Dragna (for Ms. Pat Leonard), Dr. Jo Ann Seiple, Mr. Lawrence Clark, Dr. Eleanor Wright (for Dr. Cathy Barlow), Dr. Virginia Adams, Dr. Robert Roer, Dr. Daniel Noland, Dr. Mark Galizio, Dr. Susan McCaffray, Dr. Carol Pilgrim, Dr. Thomas Schmid, Mr. Robert S. Russell.

Others Attending: Mr. Max Allen, Dr. Raymond Burt, Ms. Mimi Cunningham, Ms. Nanette Manning and Dr. Kenneth Spackman.

A quorum was established and Chancellor DePaolo called the meeting to order at 3:35 pm.

The minutes of the January 14, 2004, meeting were approved as distributed on the Web.

1. Dr. Spackman presented a planning glossary for use as a reference during the planning process. Its intent is to facilitate communication, given that planning terminology is not standardized in higher education. The glossary gives definitions and examples for: mission statement, vision statement, strategic identity, values, strategic issues, strategic goals, strategies, action plan, performance indicator, and benchmarking.

2. The Council received the report of the writing subgroup appointed by Provost Hosier at the January 14 meeting to develop a UNCW vision statement proposal and to incorporate recommended revisions in a previous draft of core values. Dr. Schmid presented substantive and editorial changes to the committee's recommended vision statement, with additional suggested revisions by Dr. Seiple. The Schmid-Seiple version was agreed to by consensus of the Council. Dr. Noland asked that the university's commitment to the environment be incorporated into our statement of values. To address that point, the Council agreed to include the words suggested by Dr. Roer, "ecological diversity and sound environmental stewardship," in the lead-in statement to the core values. Dr. Seiple moved to adopt the committee's report as amended for the purpose of dissemination to the campus for feedback. The motion was seconded and carried without dissent. The Council asked Dr. Spackman to use the Communique as the method of communication, and to ask that feedback be channeled through the Faculty Senate, the Staff Advisory Committee, the Graduate Student Association, and the Student Government Association, as appropriate.

3. The Council developed an unprioritized working list of main issues, using as a guide lists (see the meeting agenda) submitted by eleven Council members during the interval between the January 14 and February 5 meetings. These issues (as of the end of this meeting, to be possibly further refined) are:

  • Quality academic environment (student-faculty close interaction, programs, curriculum, enrollment growth, planning, facilities) and sense of campus community
  • Fundraising (external and state appropriation), endowment and student scholarships
  • Faculty/staff quality, retention and development
  • Diversity
  • Internationalization
  • Regional engagement

There was no new business.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:20 pm.

Future Meetings

February 24, 2004, 3:30-5:00 pm, AL 215

March 3, 2004, 3:30-5:00 pm, AL 215

March 24, 2004, 3:30-5:00 pm, AL 215

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Last Updated: February 16, 2004