University Planning

University Planning and Quality Council


March 25, 2003

Members Present: Dr. Paul Hosier, Ms. Anne Beach for Dr. Michelle Howard-Vital, Dr. Jo Ann Seiple, Mr. Lawrence Clark, Dr. Karen Wetherill for Dr. Cathy Barlow, Dr. Terrence Curran, Dr. Lynne Snowden, Dr. Stephen Harper, Dr. Thomas Schmid, Dr. Denis Carter. Others attending: Dr. Jim Dragna, Dr. Kenneth Spackman, Dr. Becky Porterfield, Ms. Mini Cunningham and Mr. Bob Fry.

A quorum was established.

The minutes of the March 4, 2003, meeting were approved as distributed.

Dr. Hosier thanked everyone who came to welcome our chancellor-elect last Friday. Dr. DePaolo was very well received and we look forward to her permanent arrival. He gave congratulations to Dr. Michelle Howard-Vital on her new position as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Planning for K-12 at the Office of the President.

Special Report

Learning Community

Dr. Dragna gave a brief report on the values implicit in a university learning community. One feature is an emphasis on measuring learning success through student learning outcomes, as opposed to characteristics and qualifications of entering students. He will present a complete report in the fall to assist the Council in determining the extent to which UNCW should adopt learning community principles in planning and in its culture.

Action Items

University-wide Goals.

Dr. Spackman presented the recommendation of the Planning Coordinators for adoption of twenty-one university-wide goals. The goals have been written to support the Board of Governors' Strategic Directions, and to serve as an umbrella to encompass the goals and operations of all UNCW's divisions. Dr. Schmid suggested some perfecting amendments that were agreed to by unanimous consent. Mr. Fry pointed out that the planning process is designed to facilitate collaboration among divisions and units. After extended discussion, the following motion carried:

The University Planning and Quality Council approves the university-wide goals as amended and authorizes their use in development of UNCW's Strategic Plan 2004-2009.

Enrollment Projections through 2012

Mr. Fry Mr. Fry presented enrollment projections through 2012. The following motion carried after brief discussion:

The University Planning and Quality Council adopts the enrollment targets for 2003-2012 as presented and authorizes their recommendation to the Office of the President.

Planning Items

Facilities Planning Parameters

Mr. Fry presented 17 parameters for facilities planning developed by the vice chancellors to serve as guidelines in the facilities master-planning process now underway. These parameters may be found at:

The meeting was adjourned at 5:03 pm.

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Last Updated: May 8, 2003