University Planning

University Planning and Quality Council


May 25, 2005

Members Present: Provost Paul Hosier, Dr. Ronald Core, Mr. Stephen Demski, Ms. Mary Gornto, Ms. Pat Leonard, Mr. Bobby Miller (for Dr. Robert Tyndall), Dr. Nelson Reid, Dr. John Marts (for Mr. Lawrence Clark), Dr. Cathy Barlow, Dr. Virginia Adams, Dr. Terry Curran, Dr. Susan McCaffray, Dr. Thomas Schmid, and Mr. William Fleming.

Others Attending: Mr. Max Allen, Dr. Raymond Burt, Ms. Mimi Cunningham, Ms. Nikki Howard, Ms. Gay Howe, Mr. Mark Lanier, Dr. Stephen McNamee, Mr. Brad Reid, and Dr. Kenneth Spackman.

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

The minutes of the April 21, 2005, meeting were approved as distributed on the Web.

  • 1. Enrollment goals. Dr. Spackman presented an overview of the recommendation of the Enrollment Management Committee. The Council engaged in an extended discussion of the implications of the proposed enrollment goals, their relationship to the university's mission, and the challenges they present. Provost Hosier emphasized that the projections will be revisited annually, with appropriate modifications. Specific suggestions for future improvement included: a more careful analysis of extension enrollment projections, addition to the spreadsheet of impact on the student/staff ratio, inclusion of representatives from nursing and education on the Enrollment Management Committee, and consideration of UNCW's contribution toward the OP goal of keeping the enrollment rate for new North Carolina high school graduates above 30%. The comprehensive Committee report is an internal document (campus view only: charts | appendices)--the only projections to be submitted to the Office of the President are total undergraduate and graduate headcounts through fall 2015, and new freshmen headcounts through fall 2009, each broken down by resident and nonresident status. The Council approved the enrollment goal submission to the Office of the President without dissent.
  • 2. Long-Range Planning 2006-2011 Submission. The Council approved the Long-Range Planning 2006-2011 submission to the Office of the President without dissent. The entire submission is on the Web, five notebooks with hard copies will be sent to the Office of the President and vice chancellors and deans will also receive copies of these notebooks.
  • 3. Strategic Action Plans. Dr. Spackman distributed copies of the 38 divisional strategic action plans submitted by the vice chancellors. The Council determined that the process for review of these plans will require another Planning Council meeting in June. (June 23 at 3:00 pm was selected.) Dr. Hosier indicated that further instructions for review of the plans will follow. In the meantime, it was agreed that each vice chancellor should prioritize their division's strategic action plans and send the priority order to Dr. Spackman by May 27. (Dr. Core playfully noted that Business Affairs had already done this.)
  • 4. Priority progress measures. Provost Hosier assigned the following subcommittees to review, and recommend modification where necessary, in the targets, timelines and rational for the proposed priority progress measures. The groups were asked to report their findings to Dr. Spackman by June 20 for collation and distribution to the Council in advance of the June 23 meeting, at which time the progress measures will be considered for approval.

Progress measure #1 Student-faculty ratio
Sue McCaffray, Bob Russell, Nelson Reid

Progress measure #2 Student-staff ratio
William Fleming, Ron Core, Bob Tyndall

Progress measure #3 Diversity
Denis Carter, Tom Schmid, Steve Demski

Progress measure #4 Retention and graduation rates
Pat Leonard, Terry Curran, Cathy Barlow, Carol Pilgrim

Progress measure #5 Undergrads housed on campus
Pat Leonard, Ron Core, Brad Reid

Progress measure #6 Faculty salaries
Mark Spaulding, William Fleming, Cathy Barlow, Bob Russell

Progress measure #7 Research expenditures
Bob Roer, Mark Galizio, Mark Lanier

Progress measure #8 International students and study abroad
Larry Clark, Virginia Adams, Kim Sawrey

Progress measure #9 Endowment for scholarships
Mary Gornto, Mark Lanier, Emily Bliss

Progress measure #10 Alumni giving rate
Mary Gornto

The meeting was adjourned at 3:48 pm.

Future Meetings (All meetings in AL 215)

Thursday, June 23, 2005, 3:00-5:00 pm

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