University Planning

University Planning and Quality Council


May 5, 1997 Meeting

Members present: Dr. James Leutze, Chair, Dr. Marvin Moss, Robert Walton, Ms. Pat Leonard, Anne Beach for Dr. Michelle Howard-Vital, Tyrone Rowell, Dr. Jo Ann Seiple, Dr. Howard Rockness, Dr. Neal Hadley, Dr. Virginia Adams, Dr. Terry Curran, Dr. Stephen Harper, Dr. Denis Carter, Dr. Richard Veit, Dr. Eleanor Wright, and Dr. James Sabella.

Others attending:
Dr. Paul Hosier, Dr. Melton McLaurin, Ms. Nikki Howard, Tim Jordan, Dr. David Miller, Hal White and Robert Fry.

The meeting was called to order at 3:05 PM and the minutes of the April 23, 1997, meeting were approved as distributed.

Special Reports on Non-Planning Items

Mr. Fry reported that two members would be leaving the committee when their terms expire at the end of June. Dr. Jack Levy and Dr. Eleanor Wright will be replaced by Dr. Carol Tallant and Dr. Ned Martin.

University-wide Strategic Issues

Academic Affairs Facilities Plan

Dr. Hosier reported to the Council on the Academic Affairs facilities plan which summarized current utilization and planned changes. Many of the changes will take place after renovations are completed in Friday Hall. A new classroom facility currently being considered by the legislature would impact this space allocations cited in this plan. The impact of the re-opening of Deloach and Kenan Halls was also discussed.

Academic Affairs Strategic Planning Priorities

Dr. Moss reviewed the strategic planning priorities for his division. The Chancellor will review these priorities and the complete Academic Affairs strategic planning document and provide his feedback to the Provost.

University Concise Mission Statement

Dr. Adams noted that the university concise mission statements submitted to General Administration in May did not include any mention of the community health mission provided by the School of Nursing. This concern was discussed by the Council and it was decided that no changes would be made at this time. The Chancellor asked that and other concerns be addressed prior to the submission of future statements.

Report on Campus Wide Objectives

Mr. Fry stated that he would be reviewing copies of the departmental annual reports to collect information on the campus' progress toward meeting the campus-wide objectives established several years ago.

Other Issues

The University's next Southern Association re-affirmation site visit will be 2002. Since significant emphasis is now being placed on the Criteria 3.0 - Planning and Assessment, Mr. Fry indicated that he will be spending most of this year reviewing departmental and division plans to determine if we are adequately responding to the SACS requirements. Institutions must now also demonstrate that they are linking planning and budgeting. This will also be evaluated during this review process.

Dr. Leutze commented on the visit of the newly elected president of the University of North Carolina, Ms. Molly Broad.

Time and Place for Next Meeting

The Council will be contacted about a date for the next meeting.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:30 PM.

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