University Planning

University Planning and Quality Council


May 10 , 2011

Members Present: Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo, Dr. Cathy Barlow, Mr. Charles Maimone, Ms. Pat Leonard, Ms. Mary Gornto, Dr. David Cordle, Dr. Karen Wetherill, Dr. Rob Burrus, Dr. Tom Barth, Dr. Steve McFarland, Dr. Robert Roer, Mr. Larry Clark, Dr. Michael Walker, Mr. Sammy Pisano, Mr. Max Allen, Ms. Joann McDowell, and Ms. Leah Kraus.

Others Attending: Dr. Brian Victor, Dr. Rick Whitfield, Dr. Martin Posey, Ms. Sharon Boyd, Ms. Steffaney Cohen, and Dr. Nathan Lindsay.

Chancellor DePaolo called the meeting to order at 2:00 P.M.

The minutes of the April 12, 2011 meeting were approved as posted on the web.

Discussion Items:

  1. Dr. McFarland notified the Council of changes to the fall 2011 schedule of meetings to eliminate a conflict with the sessions of the Faculty Senate. The correct dates are listed below.
  2. The Council discussed integrating the 2011 campus master plan into the Soaring to Greatness/Our Vision for 2020 strategic plan under Goal VI (see below). To prevent confusion between the master plan and the strategic plan, the Council recommended changing the name of the campus master plan to the physical master plan. There was additional discussion about the need to include off-campus units and resources, including extension sites, in the plan.
  3. Our Vision for 2020
    1. Dr. McFarland provided an update on progress made on identifying Our Vision for 2020 initiatives. After extensive discussion, the Council voted to approve the following initiatives:
      1. GOAL I: Create the most powerful learning experience possible for our students.
        1. Emphasize applied learning
          1. Implement "Explorations Beyond the Classroom" that requires a research project , an internship, a service-learning project, or a study abroad experience as a degree requirement.
          2. Enhance UNCW's innovative approaches to excellence in teaching, research, and service, especially through expanded student involvement in faculty scholarship and through intentional scholarly engagement in meeting society's needs as a learning laboratory.
          3. Implement the QEP eTeal applied learning initiative, "Experiencing Transformative Education Through Applied Learning," that encourages students to combine subject-matter content and skills-in-practice.
        2. Strategically expand selected graduate programs in areas where external demand is high, social need is great, and strength in the field at UNCW already exists.
        3. Enhance UNCW's advising and mentoring programs to better meet the needs of students
      2. GOAL II: Recruit, retain and develop quality faculty, administration and staff in appropriate numbers.
        1. Develop additional strategies to retain quality faculty, administrators, and staff, including attention to professional development opportunities, benefits, working conditions, and quality of life factors.
        2. Renew efforts to increase average EPA salaries to the peer group 80th percentile and SPA salaries to market value.
      3. GOAL III: Embrace and enhance diversity throughout the university's constituencies, culture, curriculum and outreach activities.
        1. Develop initiatives and strategies to implement the recommendations of the Diversity Council and campus units aimed at embracing and defining diversity.
        2. Implement the responsible citizenship component of University Studies to examine the importance and implications of human diversity.
      4. GOAL IV: Create an educational environment that prepares our students to be global citizens.
        1. Require an international experience of study abroad, an international internship, completion of global awareness courses, or similar activities demonstrating understanding of the intellectual and ethical responsibilities of active global citizenship as a degree requirement.
        2. Bring the world to UNCW:
          1. Formalize recruitment strategies for international students, especially for spring admission.
          2. Create cohort programs and fast-track degrees for international students in select areas.
          3. Explore options to provide UNCW summer programs for international students, especially in cooperation with partner institutions.
      5. GOAL V: Strengthen the university's regional engagement and outreach activities.
        1. Enhance UNCW's role and reputation as a strategic partner in the Southeast and coastal North Carolina regions by expanding scholarly engagement activities, educational partnerships and services, and economic development efforts.
        2. Support the economic transformation of Southeast and coastal North Carolina:
          1. Produce graduates of the highest quality in targeted knowledge economy areas such as clinical research, logistics, marine biotech, entrepreneurship, and health/wellness.
          2. Support the growing presence of military and military-related industries in Southeast North Carolina; and address the needs of military personnel and their dependents.
          3. Foster increased faculty engagement through knowledge dissemination; research and technology transfer, including the cultural arts and education; and faculty partnerships with the private sector.
          4. Enhance the university's contribution through centers, student applied learning, fostering entrepreneurship, and faculty creativity.
      6. GOAL VI: Enhance the quality of UNCW's environment and provide a sustainable campus that is attractive, functional and, above all, safe.
        1. Develop initiatives and strategies to implement the recommendations of the 2011 physical master plan.
        2. Develop initiatives and strategies to implement the recommendations of the Sustainability Committee and campus units to enhance campus sustainability.
        3. Develop initiatives and strategies to implement the recommendations of the Chancellor's Council on Safety and Security.
      7. GOAL VII: Ensure adequate resources to achieve university goals by increasing public financial support and private giving.
        1. Build on the momentum of the Soaring to Greatness comprehensive campaign to support Our Vision for 2020 initiatives.
        2. Create a "UNCW Jumpstart on Innovation! Fund," to encourage undergraduate student involvement with faculty in original research, scholarship, and global citizenship efforts.
        3. Continue to expand research and development through higher levels of contract and grant activity.
    2. Dr. McFarland updated the Council on progress made toward identifying progress and accountability measures to support the Vision 2020 initiatives, reminding the Council that priority progress measures would continue to serve as the catalysts and drivers behind strategic planning at UNCW, while the accountability measures would serve as items of interest to give planners an improved view of university activities and progress. The existing and continuing ten priority progress measures can be found here. New priority progress measures and accountability measures approved by the Council include:
      1. Goal I, Undergraduate Research Involvement index (priority progress measure)
      2. Goal I, and 3: Expansion or duplication of Undergraduate Research. Involvement to include internships and service-learning projects as an Applied Learning Involvement index.
      3. Goal I, 1.1.2: Creation of growth goals for graduate programs and an associated priority progress measure.
      4. Goal II, 2.1: Creation of an accountability measure for the number of staff getting the tuition benefit, the amount of travel funds for faculty, the number of research reassignments, the number of Cahill awards, and the number of RTP and PTR postponements.
      5. Goal III, 3.1: Creation of an accountability measure for the percentages of underrepresented students, faculty, and staff compared to student and staff pools in North Carolina and faculty pools nationwide.
      6. Goal V, 5.2.1,2,3,4: Use of UNC economic development metrics as accountability measures.
      7. Goal VI, 6.2: Creation of a priority progress measure for energy reduction goals.
      8. Goal VII, 7: Creation of an accountability measure for the amount of the UNCW endowment per student FTE.
    3. Additional accountability measures in comparison to UNC institutions:
      1. Diversity of student population at UNC (UNC Accountability Report 1.1f)
      2. Growth in unduplicated headcount enrollment in UNC distance education program (UNC Accountability Report 1.3a)
      3. UNC undergraduate students' average registered time-to-degree (RTD semesters) and total credit hours earned (UNC Accountability Report 2.3f)
      4. Percent change of number of bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees conferred by UNCW by field of study (UNC Accountability Report 3.1a,b,c)
      5. Average of accumulated indebtedness of in-state graduating seniors (UNC Accountability Report 5)
      6. Assignable square feet per student and faculty FTE, percent classroom occupancy by hour, percent laboratory occupancy by hour (UNC Accountability Report 7.1, 7.3, 7.4)

New Business:

The Advancement Division recommended changing current Priority Progress Measure 10:

  1. Current version: By FY 2013, increase the alumni giving rate to 15% and raise the average alumni gift amount to the top quintile among our peers.
  2. Proposed version: By FY 2013, the alumni giving rate and the average alumni gift amount will be in the top quartile among our peers.

After discussion, the Council approved changing Priority Progress Measures 10 to:

By FY 2013, the alumni giving rate and the average alumni gift amount will be 2% above the national average for public institutions.

The meeting adjourned at 3:30 P.M.

Future Meetings (2nd Tuesday of each month, 2:00-3:30 pm in AL 215):

Tuesday September 20, 2011
Tuesday October 18, 2011
Tuesday November 15, 2011
Tuesday December 20, 2011
Tuesday January 10, 2012
Tuesday February 14, 2012
Tuesday March 13, 2012
Tuesday April 10, 2012
Tuesday May 8, 2012

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