University Planning

University Planning and Quality Council


November 20, 1997 Meeting

Members present: Dr. James Leutze, Chair, Robert Walton, Ms. Pat Leonard, Kevin Jacques, Ms. Annette Anderson for Dr. Michelle Howard-Vital, Dr. Stephen Pullum for Dr. Jo Ann Seiple, Dr. Eleanor Wright for Dr. Robert Tyndall, Dr. Neil Hadley, Dr. Virginia Adams, Dr. Terry Curran, Dr. Stephen Harper, Dr. Denis Carter, Dr. Richard Veit, Dr. Carole Tallant, Dr. James Sabella and Zeke Pittard.

Others attending: Dr. Paul Hosier, Dr. Melton McLaurin, Mark Lanier, Ms. Nikki Howard, Bobby Miller, William Pate, Phillip Windham, Sharon Boyd and Robert Fry.

The meeting was called to order at 3:05 PM and the minutes of the September 10, 1997, meeting were approved as distributed.

Special Reports on Non-Planning Items

Dr. Leutze commented on the biannual visit of the Advisory Budget Commission (ABC). UNCW's presentation to this group focused on the need for a new School of Education building. Several key members of the ABC voiced their support for this facility. The Chancellor reviewed the results of GA's recent alumni survey which showed that UNCW was second in the overall satisfaction category.

Mr. Fry proposed that the following Council members serve on this year's Steering Committee: Ms. Patricia Leonard, Dr. Neal Hadley and Dr. James Sabella. This recommendation was approved by the Council.

Mr. Fry reported that the responsibility for the university's Total Quality Initiative has been changed to the University Planning Office. A team composed of representatives from the academic dean's offices and department chairs along with various administrative offices will be using the TQ process to look at the classroom scheduling process. The Chancellor has asked each Vice Chancellor to sponsor a process study team within his or her division.

Planning Coordinators have been selected from each division and are currently looking at the university's planning time table and various other related issues.

University-wide Strategic Issues

Committee on Year 2000 Compliance

Ms. Howard gave a presentation on hardware and software upgrades that are necessary for year 2000 compliance. She emphasized that the compliance problem is serious and that a letter had been mailed to all departments requesting that that they verify that current hardware and software will work beyond December 31, 1999. Dr. Leutze recommended that the Committee send a letter to all Vice Chancellors asking that all software and hardware in his or her division be certified to work in the year 2000.

GA Credit Hour Projections

Mr. Fry presented the credit hour projections being submitted to General Administration and noted that these estimates will be used in the new funding model currently being considered. This funding model only considers hours generated by in-state students. Since this model will be considered at the December meeting of the Administrative Council (President Broad and Chancellors), Dr. Leutze requested that a discussion paper be prepared prior to this meeting.

US News and World Report

Mr. Fry provided information about the data that had been supplied to US News and World Report during the last several years. Following discussion he suggested that this information along with the definitions used be placed on the web for review by the university community. The Council requested a review of the 1997 data before it is submitted.

Update on General Administration's Facilities Equity Study

Mr. Fry reported that the UNC Task Force studying Facilities Equity is focusing on developing room standards for classrooms, laboratories, offices and library study areas. This phase of the group's work is to be completed before the December holiday break. Dr. Leutze suggested that UNCW also study off-campus utilization.

Resetting Campus Wide Objectives

Mr. Fry reported that he had not received any objectives from the divisions and suggested that the university consider combining the current list with the objectives found in the UNC system's Performance, Planning and Budgeting process.

Time And Place For Next Meeting

The Council will meet on February 12, 1998, at 3 PM in Alderman 215.

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

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