University Planning

University Planning and Quality Council


March 24, 2004

Members Present: Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo, Dr. Paul Hosier, Dr. Robert Tyndall, Dr. Ronald Core, Ms. Pat Leonard, Ms. Mary Gornto, Dr. Jo Ann Seiple, Mr. Lawrence Clark, Dr. Cathy Barlow, Dr. Virginia Adams, Dr. Robert Roer, Dr. Terrence Curran, Dr. Mark Galizio, Dr. Carol Pilgrim, Dr. Thomas Schmid, Dr. Denis Carter and Mr. Robert S. Russell.

Others Attending: Mr. Max Allen, Ms. Mimi Cunningham, Mr. Ed Davis, Dr. James Dragna, Ms. Nikki Howard, Mr. Mark Lanier, Ms. Nanette Manning and Dr. Kenneth Spackman.

A quorum was established and Chancellor DePaolo called the meeting to order at 3:30 pm.

The minutes of the March 3, 2004, meeting were approved as distributed on the Web.

The Council heard two additional reports of proposed goals and objectives for the strategic plan:

1. Dr. Tyndall explained the work of the group he chaired (with Adams, Lanier and Leonard). In discussion that ensued, a minor change was made to Objective 4 to add the underlined words: "Apply the intellectual and human capital of the university to address economic, environmental, educational, health care, technological, and other quality of life concerns in the service region..." Handout.

2. Ms. Gornto reported fundraising goals developed by University Advancement. The Council agreed to move Objective 5 to the top and to reword it as follows: "Secure more equitable funding from the state for UNCW." Handout.

Dr. Spackman presented a timetable for completion of the strategic plan. Chancellor DePaolo emphasized her desire to have Planning Council approval of the goals (in particular) and objectives prior to her installation address. This will be a main agenda item for the April 5 meeting.

The Council then engaged in a productive discussion of improvements to the goals and objectives as proposed by the eight committees and working groups. These included insertion of technology in several objectives, inclusion of programmatic needs of the region and state, a more general restatement of the fundraising goal to include efficient and effective use of existing resources, a new objective under Goal I ("Increase grants, contracts and entrepreneurial activity to enhance the university's programs and projects."), reordering of some goals and objectives, discussion of dissemination to the campus (with caveats) for further feedback, revision of Goal I to include "...and the student learning experience," among others. After incorporation of all changes agreed to by the Council, and combining the goals and objectives with the strategic vision, identity statement and core values, the Council developed an updated version of a working draft of the strategic plan.

There was no new business.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:00 pm.

Future Meetings

April 5, 2004, 3:30-5:00 pm, AL 215

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Last Updated: March 26, 2004