University Planning

University Planning and Quality Council


March 23, 2010

Members Present: Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo, Provost Cathy Barlow, Mr. Charlie Maimone, Ms. Pat Leonard, Dr. Debra Saunders-White, Mr. Larry Clark, Dr. Hank Weddington (for Dr. Karen Wetherill), Dr. RuthAnne Kuiper (for Dr. James McCann), Dr. Bob Roer, Dr. Steve McFarland, Dr. Bruce McKinney, Dr. Lou Buttino, Dr. Dick Dillaman, Dr. Carol McNulty, Dr. David Weber, Mr. Bob Russell, Mr. Max Allen, Mr. Mark Lanier, Mr. Rick Thompson, and Dr. Kenneth Spackman.

Others Attending: Dr. Johnson Akinleye, Dr. Dan Baden, Ms. Sharon Boyd, Ms. Lisa Castellino, Dr. Terry Curran, Ms. Dana Harris, Ms. Suzanne Helms, Dr. Jose Hernandez, Ms. Cindy Lawson, and Ms. Kay Ward.

Chancellor DePaolo called the meeting to order at 2:00 pm.

The minutes of the February 23 meeting were approved as posted on the Web.

The meeting was devoted to hearing an initial overview of the Vision 2020 committee reports.

Vice Provost McFarland introduced the Mission Committee's two proposed initiatives to 1) enhance and emphasize UNCW's outstanding programs and reputation in marine and coastal affairs, and 2) enhance UNCW's innovative approaches to excellence in teaching, research and service. Strategies to achieve these initiatives will be developed with UNCW community input.

Vice Chancellor Leonard and Dr. Buttino described the two initiatives proposed by the Most Powerful Undergraduate Learning Experience Committee to 1) establish a campus-wide advising and mentoring program that is more formalized, comprehensive, and visionary in meeting the needs of first-year and transfer students, and 2) implement the Explorations Beyond the Classroom component of University Studies. Among the specific first steps recommended by the committee is a systematic analysis of current efforts to support student advising and mentoring, which could be an important component of campus input on the first initiative. The second initiative also requires further analysis involving structural framework, capacity and time frame for implementation of Explorations Beyond the Classroom.

Dean Roer presented the proposed initiative of the Graduate Education Committee to increase the proportional graduate enrollment at UNCW from 10.3% (AY 2009-10) to 20% by 2020. The report included data in support of the target, an enumeration of benefits of achieving this initiative, enrollment growth models, and planned new graduate programs in various stages of development. Specific additional planning questions to be addressed in the coming year were also suggested.

The initial report from the Promotional Committee was postponed until the April 13 meeting to allow sufficient time to describe their proposed initiatives.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:35 pm.

Future Meetings (At 2:00-3:30 pm in AL 215)


April 13, 2010


May 4, 2010

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