University Planning

University Planning and Quality Council


November 17, 2005

Members Present: Provost Paul Hosier, Dr. Ronald Core, Ms. Pat Leonard, Ms. Mary Gornto, Mr. Stephen Demski, Dr. David Cordle, Dr. Bill Sackley (for Mr. Lawrence Clark), Dr. Cathy Barlow, Dr. Virginia Adams, Dr. Karen Sandell (for Dr. Robert Roer), Dr. Mark Spaulding, Dr. Susan McCaffray, Dr. Thomas Schmid, Dr. Robert Burrus, Mr. William Fleming, and Mr. Bob Russell.

Others Attending: Ms. Sharon Boyd, Ms. Lisa Castellino, Ms. Barbie Cowan, Ms. Mimi Cunningham, Ms. Nikki Howard, and Dr. Kenneth Spackman.

Provost Hosier called the meeting to order at 3:30 pm.

The minutes of the October 5 meeting were approved as distributed on the Web.

  1. Provost's remarks. Provost Hosier informed the Council that the iterative UNC peer study continues. UNCW responded on October 20 to consultant Dennis Jones' second set of proposed peers. We are in agreement on ten of the proposed fifteen peers, but we stand by our original recommendations for the remaining five.

  2. President-elect Erskine Bowles' visit to the UNCW campus on November 7 was very successful. He did, however, express concern in the areas of diversity and distance education at UNCW.

  3. Summary strategies for the progress measures. Dr. Spackman distributed a draft document that summarized ongoing strategies to achieve the ten priority progress measures, for the purpose of ensuring that we have sufficient strategies in place to achieve each target and to identify any areas in need of attention. This elicited wide-ranging discussion and a number of suggestions and questions. Issues raised included: responsibility for analyzing data and making recommendations for adjustment, communication about strategies already in progress, planning process structure, the concept of a "programming committee" to implement the strategic plan, accountability for the progress measures, and the very purpose of the Planning Council. No decisions were made.

  4. Performance indicators supporting the strategic plan. The Council discussed a draft showing how the progress measures and benchmark indicators are related to the objectives of the strategic plan. Mr. Demski pointed out that the new 2005 Carnegie Classification effort includes an ongoing initiative to develop new indicators in the area of service, outreach and community engagement. The Carnegie Foundation will invite participation by institutions committed to these areas in the development of these indicators, and UNCW intends to express its interest in volunteering for this effort. The results may produce useful indicators for Goal V (and for national data on outreach where data do not now exist).

The meeting was adjourned at 5:08 pm.

Future Meetings (All meetings in AL 215)


Dec. 8, 2005

3:30-5:00 pm


Jan. 30, 2006

3:30-5:00 pm


Feb. 27, 2006

3:30-5:00 pm


Mar. 23, 2006

3:30-5:00 pm


Apr. 19, 2006

3:30-5:00 pm

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