University Planning

University Planning and Quality Council


March 27, 2000 Meeting

Members present: Dr. James Leutze, Dr. John Cavanaugh, Robert Walton, Dr. Robert Tyndall, Dr. Michelle Howard-Vital, Ms. Pat Leonard, Patton McDowell, Dr. Stephen Pullum for Dr. Jo Ann Seiple, Dr. Howard Rockness, Dr. Andrew Hayes, Dr. Perri Bomar for Dr. Virginia Adams, Dr. Neal Hadley, Dr. Denis Carter, Dr. Terry Curran, Dr. Richard Veit, Ms. Sue Cody, Dr. Lynn Snowden, and Dr. Stephen McNamee.

Others attending: Mark Lanier, Timothy Jordan, Ms. Nikki Howard, Ms. Marybeth Bianchi, Dr. Paul Hosier, Dr. Melton McLaurin, Dr. Bruce Ragon, William Pate, Ms. Elizabeth Hoiser, Steven Perry, Ms. Li-Shing Wang, Hal White, and Robert Fry.

Pipeline Presentation

Dr. Tyndall introduced staff who provided information on the "Pipeline" product. He indicated that a number of schools are currently considering this type of product and UNCW needs to consider the various benefits and problems raised before it decides to invest resources in this type of web interface.

Ms. Hosier demonstrated the Campus "Pipeline" product and noted the benefits (single login, access to mail and university web services, etc.) and the associated drawbacks (advertising). She explained that the university's current portal requires users to "sign-on" to each web service. The "Pipeline" portal allows the user to gain access to internal and external data sources and to customize the information delivered to specific groups and individuals.

Dr. Tyndall proposed that the university experiment with "Pipeline" and suggested that the Council endorse a two-year trial period. The Council gave a unanimous endorsement to this proposal. Dr. Tyndall will establish an implementation committee within the near future.

Credit Hour Projections for 2000-01 and 2001-02

Mr. Fry provided the Council with student credit hour projections for the next two academic years. The model currently used is based on FTE with a conversion to the 12-cell matrix now required by General Administration. Dr. Leutze expressed concern over that status of the university system and the impact future UNCW growth would have on any structural changes that might occur.

Delaware Study

Mr. Fry provided the committee with some basic information about the student credit hour cost analysis commonly known as the Delaware Study. He is in the process of collecting information from each of the UNC schools so that campuses can conduct some early comparative studies. All UNCW academic staff will have access to this data once it is collected and analyzed.

Performance Measure

Part of the North Carolina's Planning Performance and Budgeting "Performance Measure" information that is shown on the state Web site was taken from surveys completed by students. The linkage between this information and state budgeting demonstrates the importance of collecting accurate and timely data from UNCW students. Dr. Leutez would like to see the information on the state website published so that students and others know how their responses are being used.

Performance Indicators

Student Affairs and University Advancement have provided performance indicators. Mr. Fry requested that other university divisions supply their suggested indicators as soon as possible. Once all indicators are received and approved, Institutional Research will begin generating trend line graphics which will be updated each year.

Next Meeting Date

The next meeting: May 4, 2000 at 3:30 PM in Alderman 215

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 5.00 PM.

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Last Updated: May 9, 2000