University Planning

University Planning and Quality Council


June 15, 2000 Meeting

Members present: Dr. James Leutze, Ms. Pat Leonard, Dr. Neil Hadley, Dr. Denis Carter, Timothy Jordan, Patton McDowell, Dr. Jo Ann Seiple, Dr. Andrew Hayes, Dr. Virginia Adams, Dr. Stephen McNamee, Dr. Terry Curran, Dr. Lynn Snowden, and Ms. Sue Cody.

Others attending: Mark Lanier, Dr. Paul Hosier, Dr. Melton McLaurin, Jay Dowd, Dr. Kenneth Spackman, Hal White, Li-Shing Wang, David Dodd, Mimi Cunningham and Robert Fry.

Chancellor Leutze called the meeting to order at 3:30 PM. The minutes of the May 4, 2000 meeting were approved as distributed. Vice Chancellor McDowell introduced Jay Dowd, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Advancement.

  1. Planning Items:

University Wide Mission Statement

Mr. Fry went over each item listed in the draft version of the university-wide mission statement. This statement was developed by the Mission and Goals Committee of the Council and was modified based on comments received from faculty and staff. The Council approved the attached statement after extensive discussion and several additional modifications.

Admission Information

Dr. Carter explained the admissions data shown on the weekly admissions report that he distributed to the Council.

Dr. McLaurin gave a status report on the search for a new Admissions Director.

Status Report on SACS Self-Study Process

Dr. Spackman informed the Council that the Self-Study Manual is ready for distribution and a "Must and Should Statement Inventory" has been placed on the web. A meeting to initiate the administrative portion of the self-study will be held on June 29th. Reports from the administrative offices will be due October 2nd.

National Study of Instructional Costs

Mr. Fry informed the Council about the status of annual faculty workload report required by General Administration and provided data from the results of the credit hour costing study conducted by the University of Delaware. Dr. Leutze and the Council expressed concern over UNCW position relative to other members of the UNC system. After discussion Mr. Fry was asked to conduct a further analysis and submit it to the Chancellor.

Legislative Actions

Mark Lanier informed the Council that the Faculty/Salary Compensation, Excellence Act, had gone back to committee.

Process Improvement Activities

Mr. Fry informed that the Council that the North Carolina Quality Leadership Foundation had lost its funding and was now selling off its assets.

A recent study of the course scheduling process has increased department chair access to the university student information system and reduced the paper flow between administrative and academic offices. Dr. Veit, chair of the English department, reported on his satisfaction with this recent change.

Critical Planning Issues

Mr. Fry asked that the Council be prepared to conduct a general discussion on enrollment, distance education, facilities, and key performance indicators at its next meeting. These planning parameters will be highlighted in a planning publication due out this fall.

Other Planning Issues

Dr. Leutze reported on several opportunities that the Council should consider as it conducts its strategic planning activities. Among these are the possibility of a millennium campus somewhere in the southeastern part of the state. The Chancellor also discussed the projected change in the United States relationship with Cuba and the impact it might have on this country's educational and research communities.

2. Other Reports

Mr. McDowell informed the Council that Alumni giving is expected to reach 15½% this year, up from about 11% last year.

3. Next Meeting

Meeting time and date will be announced at a later date

Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 5:00 PM

Minutes submitted by Marguerite L. Chance, Administrative Secretary, June 16, 2000

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