University Planning

University Planning and Quality Council


November 11, 1998 Meeting

Members present: Dr. James Leutze, Chair, Dr. Marvin Moss, Robert Walton, Patton McDowell, Dr. Michelle Howard-Vital, Ms. Pat Leonard, Dr. Virginia Adams, Dr. Jo Ann Seiple, Dr. Robert Tyndall, Dr. Neil Hadley, Dr. Patti Turriss, Dr. Denis Carter, Dr. Richard Veit, Ms. Sue Cody, Dr. Terry Curran, Dr. Dick Ward and Gerad Johnson. Others attending: Dr. Paul Hosier, Ms. Mimi Cunningham, Dr. Melton McLaurin, Mark Lanier, Ms. Nikki Howard, Dr. Rudi Kiefer, Mr. Hal White, Dr. Katherine Bruce and Robert Fry.

Minutes from the last meeting were approved as distributed.

GA Technology Site Visit

Dr. Tyndall informed the Council of a visit by General Administration to look at university wide technology needs. Representatives from various departments will be asked to attend and share with the group the university's plan for implementing technology applications. Mr. Lanier pointed out that there is a phrase two to this project which deals with the money allocated for infrastructure needs.

GA Long-Range Planning Request

Mr. Fry reported that Ms. Judith Pulley will send out the request for Long Range Planning materials in January 1999. The due date will be mid-May. He asked that Academic Affairs report on all new programs that will be sent to General Administration.

1999-2000 Enrollment Projections

Mr. Fry distributed information that showed the enrollment estimate for 1999-2000. An earlier estimate of 1,700 freshmen has been reduced to 1,600 due to a one-year delay in the completion of the new classroom building. A reduction in the freshman class will help ease the impact on Academic Affairs and support services.

2000-08 Enrollment Projections (See GA Projections 1998-2008 on OIR webpage)

Mr. Fry distributed copies of the enrollment estimates sent General Administration and graphs showing the differences between GA's projections and UNCW's submission (See Impact of Projections - 1998-2000 on OIR webpage).

Planning and Assessment Issues

Several issues related to campus growth were discussed. Included among these was parking. Mr. Fry reported that the Steering Committee will be developing a plan to bring growth and other issues to the Council for discussion. Mr. Lanier stated that a meeting would be held in January with the local government officials to discuss local traffic concerns.

The recent planning survey showed that faculty see the need for more student internship opportunities. Students want to interact with the community and have the opportunity to develop the skills need to pursue the career they are studying.

Dr. Seiple reported that the Interim Information Technology Standards Council developed a standard for computer hardware and software. A draft version of a form to request an exception to these standards was distributed.

Process Improvement

Mr. Fry indicated that he will be asking Vice Chancellors to have staff begin developing flowcharts of major university processes. This approach is designed to make improvement efforts more effective in the future.

The next meeting will be held on Dec. 10th in Alderman 215 beginning at 3:30 PM.

Being no further business, the Meeting adjourned at 11:45 a.m.

Spring Meeting Dates:

Future meetings are scheduled for Alderman 215 beginning at 3:30 PM on Feb. 18th; March 18th; April 22nd.

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Last Updated: November 20, 1998