University Planning

University Planning and Quality Council


May 4, 2000 Meeting

Members present: Dr. James Leutze, Dr. John Cavanaugh, Dr. Robert Tyndall, Ms. Pat Leonard, Patton McDowell, Timothy Jordan for Robert Walton, Dr. Jo Ann Seiple, Dr. Howard Rockness, Dr. Karen Wetherill for Dr. Andrew Hayes, Dr. Virginia Adams, Dr. Neal Hadley, Dr. Denis Carter, Dr. Terry Curran, Dr. Richard Veit, Ms. Sue Cody, Dr. Lynn Snowden, Dr. Stephen McNamee and Dr. Dick Ward.

Others attending: Dr. Kenneth Spackman, Dr. Perri Bomar, Mark Lanier, Dr. Melton McLaurin, Robert Fry, Kim Kelly, Jeff Stansfield, Dick Scott, Phillip Brown, Chet Harvey Sam Connally and David Dodd.

  1. Call to Order
  2. The Chancellor was delayed due to a telephone call and asked Robert Fry, Assistant to Chancellor for Planning to call the meeting to order.

  3. Approval of Minutes
  4. Minutes of March 27, 2000 were approved as distributed

  5. Technology Related Items
  6. Dr. Robert Tyndall introduced Chet Harvey, Lab Coordinator for Information Technology. Mr. Harvey introduced an overview of the Information Technology recommendations for future and existing ITSD - student computer labs on campus. A handout, "Living Within a Culture of Continuous Transition," containing all the information to be discussed by Dr. Tyndall, was passed out to all attending for perusal and discussion .

    Beginning with the Mission Statement of ITSD, Dr. Tyndall went through each item in his handout, explaining the reason for their suggestions and the purpose of each computation. Dr. Tyndall answered questions as directed to him. Also, Dr. Tyndall discussed the correct routing and approval process all recommendations would follow, involving the goal as being resource drive. Recommendations of the cabinet, space, support and cost was stressed. Dr. Leutze expressed his concern for a centralized equipment location. Dr. Cavanaugh and Dr. Tyndall will be working together to assure the most complete coverage possible in all areas. The importance of working with all deans, chairs and the faculty and their needs was stressed.

  7. Report from SACS Steering Committee on University Mission - Purpose Committee Report - Drs. Spackman and Bomar
  8. Dr. Bomar reviewed each item of the report from the Purpose Committee asking for comments and discussion. (See attachment) The Council provided suggestions that will be incorporated into the final statement. (See next item for steps to be taken to change university mission statement)

  9. Planning Items
  10. Mr. Fry presented a proposal from the Steering Committee concerning the appointment of the Council's Mission and Goals Committee. This proposal asked the Council to appoint the current members of the Purpose Committee to the Mission and Goals Committee. Following discussion, a motion was made by Pat Leonard, seconded and passed to approve the Steering Committee's proposal. The Mission and Goals Committee will provide the Council with its draft statement at the June meeting.

    Mr. Fry presented a proposed university planning calendar (see attachment). He proposed that the strategic phase of the university wide planning be conducted over the first year of a two year process. This calendar aligns with North Carolina's biennial budgeting process and uses the current annual reporting process as a way of assessing university success in reaching university goals. An evaluation of the university's mission and goals will be conducted every four years or earlier if changes warrant. This proposed calendar was approved as presented.

  11. Dr. Tyndall introduced David Dodd, Technical Director of the Office for Technology Systems, UNCW.
  12. Mark Lanier announced that the study commission, which had been reviewing university facilities, had decided to take a $3.1 billion bond proposal to the legislature.

Time and Place for Next Meeting

3:30-5:00 PM, June 15, Alderman 215

Minutes submitted by Marguerite L. Chance, Administrative Secretary

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Last Updated: May 9, 2000