University Planning

University Planning and Quality Council


July 18, 1996 Meeting

Members present: Dr. James Leutze, Chair, Dr. Marvin Moss, Robert Walton, Ms. Pat Leonard, Tyrone Rowell, Dr. Michelle Howard-Vital, Dr. Rudy Kiefer for Dr. Daniel Plyler, Dr. Howard Rockness, Dr. Virginia Adams, Dr. Denis Carter, Dr. Richard Viet, Dr. Jack Levy, and Dr. James Sabella.

Others attending:
Mark Lanier, Dr. Paul Hosier, Dr. Charles Ward, Ms. Mimi Cunningham, and Robert Fry.

The meeting was called to order at 3:05 PM and the minutes from the June 13, 1996 meeting were approved as distributed.

Mr. Fry introduced several new Council members: Dr. Richard Viet, President of the Faculty Senate and Dr. James Sabella, At-large faculty member.

Special reports and Non-Planning Items

Update on General Administrations Data Collection Activities

Mr. Fry reported that General Administration will require the university to conduct four student surveys every other year as part of performance based budgeting and incentive funding process. GA surveys will be conducted on even number years with additional study being conducted during off years.

Update on General Administration's Request for Planning Materials

Long range planning materials are being prepared for submission to General Administration by July 22. Included in this submission is a request to plan a masters level program in the Marine Sciences and a request to reconfirm the previous authorization to plan a masters program in Business Economics. Enrollment projections and a report on the Center for Marine Science Research will be submitted later. New organizational charts for the university are also being submitted.

University-Wide Strategic Issues

University Growth Define Critical Issues Related To Projected Growth

Since hurricane Bertha caused the university to postpone its July 11-12 Board of Trustees meeting, the Council continued to discuss alternative growth scenarios. Without additional facilities, UNCW can not grow beyond 9,200 on-campus students. Off-campus growth through extension and distance learning could increase to about 2,500 students by 2005. The bulk of the Council's discussions focused on the impact of projected growth if new facilities are provided.

A list of critical issues associated with enrollment growth was distributed to the Council members. The intent of this list was to point out items that will need extensive study and to assign responsibility for reporting back to the Council at some later date. Mr. Fry will work with the Steering Committee to define a process and schedule for reporting on these issues. All divisions will be involved in the development of ten year enrollment projections that are due at General Administration by August 30th. Mr. Fry will coordinate the completion of this report.

Time and Place for Next Meeting

The next meeting will be on September 4th, at 3 PM in Alderman 215. There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:30 PM.

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