University Planning

University Planning and Quality Council


March 27, 1996 Meeting

Members present: Dr. James Leutze, Chair, Dr. Marvin Moss, Robert Walton, Ms. Patricia Leonard, Dr. Michelle Howard-Vital, Tyrone Rowell for William Anlyan, Dr. Rudy Kiefer for Dr. Daniel Plyler, Dr. Howard Rockness, Dr. Robert Tyndall, Dr. Virginia Adams, Dr. Neil Hadley, Dr. Kenneth Gurganus, Dr. Jack Levy.

Others attending:
Dr. David Miller, Dr. Denis Carter, Dr. Joan Seiple, and Robert Fry.

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 PM. The minutes from the January 22, 1996 Planning Council meeting were approved as distributed.


Preview of WWW Planning Materials

Mr. Fry provided an overview of the planning materials that will be made available to the UNCW community through the home page on the World Wide Web. These pages along with the survey results and some Fall '96 Factsheet data will be available for use during the next few weeks. Additional Factsheet data is being added as it becomes available. Publishing documents in this manner will reduce printing costs and allow for a wider distribution of information.

University Planning Assumptions

Several pages of university planning assumptions were distributed to the Council. Members voiced concern over the intent of this materials and how the items would be reconciled with existing information already distributed by the divisions. Mr. Fry indicated that these items were not intended to replace but rather to supplement existing materials. After further discussion the Council agreed to Mr. Fry's suggestion that the distributed document be collected and refined before being addressed at a future meeting.

Proposal to Create Technology Committee

A proposal to create a Technology Committee reporting to the Council was distributed and discussed. The purpose of this Committee is to study existing and new technologies and make recommendations to the Council on any implementation. This Committee will include membership from each area having responsibility for existing campus technology and faculty members from the College and professional schools. Mr. Fry stated that the Committee, although large, will provide an opportunity for coordinated planning for this important element of the campus infrastructure. After discussion and some recommended changes to the document, the Council voted to approve the formation of this Committee.

University Planning and Quality Council Steering Committee

Mr. Fry express the need to restructure and staff the Council's Steering Committee. The primary change requested was in terms of Committee membership. Dr. Moss indicated that he would work with Mr. Fry to modify the Committee structure.

Enrollment Affairs Report

Dr. Carter gave a report on the current status of fall 1996 undergraduate admissions. He also reported on the "UNCW Summer Bridges" program that will be offered to improve the academic performance of African American students. This program will provide students with an opportunity to gain self confidence through early college experience. Dr. Hadley reported that the Graduate School enrollment is expected to increased moderately.

Update on Equity Funding Study

Dr. Leutze indicated that he attended the Chancellors meeting and it is his belief that the Board of Governors will accept the consultant's report and send it forward to the Legislature. He feels that the legislature will try to make some adjustments during the short session.

UNCW Accountability System

Dr. Moss responded that General Administration is continuing work on the performance indicators and that teleconferences were being held to address concerns raised by the Chief Academic Officers. He indicated that there are still a number of issues to be resolved.


Mr. Fry reported that much of the material discussed at Administrative Cabinet had some relationship to campus planning activities and that the membership on Council and Cabinet were almost identical. Because of these similarities, he recommended that Cabinet meetings be eliminated and the agenda for Council incorporate any unduplicated items. Dr. Leutze suggested that Mr. Fry come up with a specific proposal and report back to the Council at its next meeting.


The next meeting will be on May 8, at 3 PM in Alderman 215.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:40 PM.

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