University Planning

University Planning and Quality Council


March 8, 2011

Members Present: Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo, Dr. Cathy Barlow, Mr. Charlie Maimone, Ms. Pat Leonard, Dr. David Cordle, Dr. Karen Wetherill, Ms. JoAnn McDowell, Dr. Nelson Reid, Dr. Rob Burrus, Dr. Tom Barth, Dr. Steve McFarland, Dr. Carol McNulty, Dr. Robert Roer, Mr. Larry Clark, Dr. Michael Walker, Mr. Sammy Pisano, and Mr. Mark Lanier.

Others Attending: Dr. Brian Victor, Ms. Sharon Boyd, Mr. Jonathan Graves, Ms. Lisa Castellino, Dr. Terry Curran, and Dr. Nathan Lindsay.

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

The minutes of the February 8, 2011 meeting were approved as posted on the web.

The 2011-12 schedule of meetings for the Planning and Quality Council were approved (listed below).

The Council continued its extensive discussion of the "Our Vision for 2020" initiatives.

Dr. McFarland and Mr. Graves presented the final visual for "Our Vision for 2020," available at

Dr. McFarland announced the two "Our Vision for 2020" public forums to be held in the McNeill Hall auditorium (Nursing 1005) on March 30 from 2:30 to 4:00 and on April 5 from 9:00 to 11:00.

Discussion focused on prioritizing, simplifying, and editing the text for the following initiatives.

  • Create the most powerful learning experience
    • Emphasize applied learning
      • Implement "Explorations Beyond the Classroom" and the QEP Active Learning initiative that require a research project, an internship, a service-learning project, or a study abroad experience as a degree requirement.
      • 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.
      • Strategically expand selected graduate programs in areas where external demand is high, social need is great, and base strength in the field at UNCW already exists.
    • Enhance UNCW's advising and mentoring programs to better meet the needs of first-year and transfer students.
  • Foster quality faculty, administration and staff
    • Develop strategies to retain quality faculty, administrators, and staff.
    • Renew efforts in increase average EPA salaries to the peer group 80th percentile and SPA salaries to market value.
  • Embrace diversity
    • Charge the Diversity Council to develop several initiatives.
  • Prepare global citizens
    • Require an international experience of study abroad, an international internship, completion of global awareness courses, or similar activities demonstrating growth as a global citizen for all undergraduate students.
    • Bringing the world to UNCW.
    • Formalize a recruitment strategy for spring admission for international students.
    • Create cohort programs and fast-track degrees for international students in select areas.
    • Explore options to provide UNCW summer programs for international students, especially in cooperation with partner institutions.
    • Supporting explanation

Strengthen regional engagement

  • Bring current regional engagement activities under a central administrative structure to expand rural economic development efforts and scholarly engagement activities.
  • Make UNCW a major force in the Southeast North Carolina region by expanding scholarly engagement activities and rural economic development efforts.
  • Support the economic transformation of Southeast North Carolina by focusing on the knowledge economy:
    • Produce graduates of the highest quality in targeted areas such as clinical research, logistics, marine biotech, entrepreneurship, and health/wellness.
    • Support the growing presence of military and military-related industries in Southeast North Carolina; and address the needs of military personnel and their dependents.
    • Foster increased faculty engagement through knowledge dissemination; research and technology transfer, including the cultural arts and education; and faculty partnerships with the private sector.
    • Enhance the university's contribution through centers, student applied learning, fostering entrepreneurship, and faculty creativity.
  • Provide a safe, sustainable campus
    • Implement the recommendations of the 2011 campus master plan, with an emphasis on safety and sustainability.
  • Increase financial support
    • Create a "UNCW Jumpstart on Innovation! Fund," to encourage undergraduate student involvement with faculty in original research and scholarship.
    • Launch another comprehensive campaign to support the Our Vision for 2020 initiatives

The meeting adjourned at 3:30 P.M.

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

Tuesday April 12, 2011
Tuesday May 10, 2011
Tuesday September 13, 2011
Tuesday October 11, 2011
Tuesday November 8, 2011
Tuesday December 13, 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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