University Planning

University Planning and Quality Council


March 20, 1997 Meeting

Members present: Dr. James Leutze, Chair, Dr. Marvin Moss, Robert Walton, Ms. Pat Leonard, Dr. Michelle Howard-Vital, Tyrone Rowell, Dr. Jo Ann Seiple, Dr. Virginia Adams, Dr. Howard Rockness, Dr. James Levy, Dr. Steve Harper, Dr. Denis Carter, Dr. Richard Viet, Dr. James Sabella, Dr. Neal Hadley, Dr. Jack Levy, and Dr. Carol Chase Thomas for Dr. Robert Tyndall.

Others attending: Mark Lanier, Dr. David Miller, Dr. Paul Hosier, Dr. Melton McLaurin, Dr. Charles Ward, Dr. James Edmundson, Ms. Nikki Howard, William Vereen, Hunter Thompson, David Girardot, Dr. Charles Earney, Dr. James MeGivern and Robert Fry. The meeting was called to order at 3:05 PM.

The minutes from the February 6, 1997, meeting were approved as distributed.

University Press

Dr. MeGivern and Dr. Earney review the report and recommendation of the ad hoc UNCW Press Committee. The Committee feels that the start-up and long term costs would be significant and the fledgling press would need to have the early commitment of both on and off campus writers. Finally, the Committee felt that this is not best time for the university to move forward on this venture. The Chancellor thanked the committee for its hard work and devotion on this proposal. The Committee approved a motion to accept the Committee's recommendation not to pursue the University Press at this time. This outcome will be reported to the Board of Trustees Planning Committee at its April meeting.

Graduate Assistantship

Vice Chancellor Leonard reported on the availability of graduate assistantships in Student Affairs. These assistantships are the result of efforts by the Graduate School, academic departments and the Student Affairs division to provide opportunities for students to obtain work experience in this area of higher education. Students in this program will receive $7,500 for a 10 months period. Applications for these assistantships will be processed by Student Affairs.

Academic Affairs Strategic Plan

Dr. Moss presented the Academic Affairs Strategic Plan to the Council. He indicated that this is an action plan designed to achieve specific strategic objectives. The plan represents a "bottom-up" planning approach within the College, professional schools and Academic Affairs support areas. The Chancellor asked Dr. Moss to prioritize the items presented and report back to the Council at its next meeting. Dr. Moss will discuss this plan with the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees and address their comments and concerns in the next version of the plan.

Arboretum Update

Mr. Girardot reported that the Arboretum Committee is developing a plan which focuses on the campus grounds as a place for student and faculty study and research. Emphasis is being given to plants that are native to the region and to ornamental varieties. Mr. Timothy Nacaise, Arboretum Curator, is chairing this Committee.

Sophomore Survey

Mr. Fry reported that the web version of the this year's Sophomore Survey has generated about 300 responses for a response rate of about 50% . Non-respondents will be contacted with a hard copy version which can be returned by mail. Survey results and students' comments will be distributed to the Council later in the spring.


The next meeting will be on April 23, at 3 PM in Alderman 215.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 5:10 PM.

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