University Planning

University Planning and Quality Council


February 6, 1997 Meeting

Members present: Dr. James Leutze, Chair, Dr. Marvin Moss, Ms. Pat Leonard, Dr. Michelle Howard-Vital, Dr. Jo Ann Seiple, Dr. Virginia Adams, Dr. Howard Rockness, Dr. Eleanor Wright, Dr. James Levy, Dr. Steve Harper, Dr. Denis Carter, Dr. Richard Viet, Dr. James Sabella, Dr. Neal Hadley.

Others attending:
Mark Lanier, Dr. David Miller Dr. Paul Hosier, Dr. Melton McLaurin, Dr. Charles Ward, Dr. James Edmundson, Ms. Nikki Howard, Bill Vereen, Hunter Thompson, David Girardot and Robert Fry.

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 PM. The minutes from the October 16, 1996 meeting were approved as distributed.

Special reports and Non-Planning Items

Legislative Session - Mr. Lanier and Dr. Leutze provided the Council with information about the initital sessions of this year's legislature. Much of the conversation focused on K-3 and community college education and not much was mentioned about the Universities. The 1996 tax cuts will cost the state about 900 million dollars thus making this a tight budget year. There will be an estimated 150 million dollars of one time money available this year.

University-Wide Strategic Issues

Onslow County Programs - UNCW currently offers two business administration programs, two education programs, and one nursing program in Onslow County. The university does not currently receive state funding for the student credit hours generated. Dr. Ward presented several alternative plans for satellite campuses in Onslow County. Following discussion, a motion was made and approved to proceed with a plan for establishing a UNCW satellite campus in Jacksonville. The group working on this plan are to provide a more detailed report at a subsequent meeting of the Council.

Campus Master Plan - Mr. Girardot discussed the next steps that are to be taken in the approval of the campus master plan. A draft plan has been presented to the Board of Trustees and to the Faculty Senate. Several revisions have been made to this draft and the final version is being prepared for review and approval at the April meeting of the Board of Trustees. He reported that Business Affairs is currently reviewing the results of the traffic study.

Current Spring and Projected Fall Enrollment - Dr. Carter reported on spring enrollment, admissions information and enrollment targets for the fall semester. The freshman target of 1,401 is approximately 120 lower than earlier projected due to a larger than expected spring enrollment. This reduction may have an economic impact on housing and food service.

Time and Place for Next Meeting

The next meeting will be on March 20th, at 3 PM in Alderman 215

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:50 PM.

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