University Planning

University Planning and Quality Council


June 13, 1996 Meeting

Members present: Dr. James Leutze, Chair, Dr. Marvin Moss, Robert Walton, Dr. Michelle Howard-Vital, Dr. Virginia Adams, Dr. Neil Hadley, Dr. Kenneth Gurganus, Dr. Jack Levy, Dr. Rudy Kiefer representing Dr. Daniel Plyler, William McCartney representing Patricia Leonard, Tyrone Rowell representing William Anlyan, Jr., Dr. Carol Chase-Thomas representing Dr. Robert Tyndall, and Dr. Denis Carter. Others attending: Dr. Jo Ann Seiple, Ms. Nanette Manning, Dr. Charles Ward, Dr. Melton McLaurin, Hal White and Robert Fry.

The meeting was called to order at 3:05 PM and the minutes from the May 8, 1996 meeting were approved as distributed.

Changes to General Administration Data Reporting Requirements

Mr. Fry reported that UNC General Administration is proposing to increase the amount of data collected from the individual campuses. Among the additional items are files containing course information including the names and ID numbers of faculty teaching the courses, course registration data and individual student grade records. It was noted that by supplying faculty ID information GA would be able to produce faculty workload reports. Dr. Moss pointed out that the Board of Governors had approved the collection of workload data through aggregate reports developed at the departmental level. This data collection request will be discussed further at the Director of Institutional Research's retreat scheduled for June 19-21. The results of those discussions will be reported to the Provost. Any change in the data collection procedures should be a topic for further discussion with the Chief Academic officers.

General Administration's Request for Planning Materials

Mr. Fry reported that General Administration has requested that each campus submit a long range plan by July 22nd. These documents will include a campus mission statement (UNCW's concise statement), requests to plan new degree programs, status reports on any planning requests that were previously approved, requests to delete any existing degree programs, and organizational charts for all campus divisions. Five year enrollment projections which are normally part of planning requests will be expanded and submitted as ten year projections on August 30th. Dr. Moss reported that Academic Affairs will be submitting one request for a new masters program in marine sciences and Dr. Rockness will be reporting on the status of the plan to implement a masters program in economics. The university will not be submitting a request to plan a master level program in Nursing.

Revisions to the Chancellor's Vision Statement

Dr. Leutze asked for additional comments on the vision statement distributed at the last meeting. The Council will continue to review this document and eventually distribute it to the campus for further comment and subsequent revision. A final version of this document will be published following this review process.

University Growth - Presentations by Enrollment Affairs, Graduate School and the Division for Public Service and Extended Education

As noted earlier, General Administration has requested that each institution submit ten year enrollment projections which focus on increased use of facilities, expanded instructional delivery through distance learning and extension, increased use of technology, and, as a last resort, expansion of instructional space through requests for new facilities. The three areas noted above provided preliminary projections for consideration by the Council.

Dr. Carter and Mr. Fry provided an overview of the GA request, information on projected high school graduates and the basic elements that were considered in developing undergraduate enrollment projections. Under approach one, additional space would not be considered thus limiting on-campus enrollment to no more than 9,000 students. Distance learning enrollment would add an additional 2,000-2,500 students to this total. Under the second approach, an additional 400,000 square feet of academic facilities would be needed to accommodate about 12,500 student on-campus. The number of off-campus students would remain the same. The target year for both of these approaches is 2005.

Dr. Howard-Vital reported on the current distance learning and extension programs and planned expansion of these programs in the next year. The "Think Tank" composed on various members of the university community has been meeting to discuss several approaches to delivering distance learning instruction within the region. The university must be prepared to meet the demand for regional instruction and also consider if it needs to expand its services state-wide, nationally or even internationally.

Dr. Hadley expressed concern over meeting the current 10% graduate student goal without additional resources to attract the high quality faculty and students we want in post baccalaureate programs. Only one new program is planned for implementation during the next five years and several of the existing programs are not producing significant numbers of graduates.

Time and Place for Next Meeting

The next Council meeting will be on July 18th at 3 PM in Alderman 215.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 5:00 PM.

Return to Planning Minutes Homepage

Last Updated: November 20, 1998