University Planning

University Planning and Quality Council


March 25, 2008

Members Present: Provost Paul Hosier, Ms. Pat Leonard, Mr. Steve Demski, Mr. Bobby Miller (for Dr. Debra Saunders-White), Dr. David Cordle, Dr. Karen Wetherill (for Dr. Cathy Barlow), Dr. Virginia Adams, Dr. Robert Roer, Dr. Michael Walker, Dr. Steve McFarland, Dr. John Fischetti, Dr. Amy Kirschke, Dr. Rob Burrus, Ms. Megan Jelley (for Mr. Daniel Thorpe), Ms. Tammy McKenzie and Dr. Kenneth Spackman.

Others Attending: Dr. Johnson Akinleye, Dr. Manuel Avalos, Ms. Lisa Castellino, Dr. Terry Curran, Dr. Nathan Lindsay and Ms. Kay Ward.

Provost Hosier called the meeting to order at 2:00 pm.

The minutes of the February 26 meeting were approved as posted on the Web.

As an information item, the ten-year enrollment targets submitted to GA on March 5 were distributed. These targets constitute part of the UNC Tomorrow Phase I Response Report, and had been discussed in draft form at the December 2007 and January 2008 meetings of the Planning Council. Implications for selected progress measures were included.

The Council discussed general strategies for aligning UNC Tomorrow initiatives with UNCW's strategic plan, and for ensuring appropriate representation from constituent groups in setting priorities. These strategies included:

  • Involving all five faculty members, and one student member, of the Planning Council at the April 7 UNC Tomorrow Steering Committee to participate in the prioritization of UNCW's UNC Tomorrow initiatives;
  • Informing the Chancellor's Cabinet, as soon as possible after the April 7 prioritization meeting, of the recommended UNC Tomorrow priority initiatives;
  • Considering recommended modifications to strategic plan goals or objectives at the April 22 meeting of the Planning Council; and
  • Presenting carefully on the University Planning Web site the priority initiatives arising from the response phases of UNC Tomorrow.

The Council discussed the issues to be addressed in UNC Tomorrow Response Phase II, slated for the fall 2008 semester. Two areas require attention and planning before the end of the spring semester because they will require faculty participation: review of the tenure and reward system, and faculty and staff recruitment and retention. Provost Hosier indicated that Academic Affairs will set up committees for these areas that will develop plans for getting started. Progress will be discussed further at the May 6 meeting of the Planning Council. In addition, although GA guidelines have not yet been developed, a third area of Phase II deserving early attention is mission review.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:30 pm.

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


April 22, 2008


May 6, 2008

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