University Planning

University Planning and Quality Council


November 4, 2008

Members Present: Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo, Provost Brian Chapman, Mr. Charlie Maimone, Ms. Pat Leonard, Ms. Mary Gornto, Mr. Steve Demski, Dr. Debra Saunders-White, Dr. David Cordle, Dr. George Schell (for Mr. Larry Clark), Dr. Cathy Barlow, Dr. Susan Pierce, Dr. Robert Roer, Dr. Steve McFarland, Dr. Bruce McKinney, Dr. John Fischetti, Dr. Amy Kirschke, Dr. Dick Dillaman, Dr. Rob Burrus, Mr. Max Allen, Mr. Mark Lanier, Ms. Nancy Jones and Dr. Kenneth Spackman.

Others Attending: Ms. Lisa Castellino, Dr. Terry Curran, Ms. Cindy Lawson (accompanied by student intern Stephanie Celenza) and Dr. Nathan Lindsay.

Dr. Spackman called the meeting to order at 2:00 pm.

The minutes of the October 21 meeting were approved as posted on the Web.

Ms. Castellino presented the Fall 2008 UNCW Enrollment Report that highlighted enrollment by geographic location within the state and three-year trends of resident enrollment, extension-only enrollment and diversity. The report also gave preliminary range estimates for the latest student-faculty ratio and retention and graduation rates, which will become known more accurately in the coming weeks. These ranges were used to inform subsequent discussion on the revision of Progress Measure 1.

The Council discussed the desirability of incorporating a second measure of alumni giving in Progress Measure 10. After examining recent peer data and a discussion of national trends in alumni giving (fewer alumni are giving, but they are giving more), Progress Measure 10 was revised to read:

By FY 2013, increase the alumni giving rate to 15% and raise the average alumni gift amount to the top quintile among our peers.

The latest data show that UNCW is within 15-24 faculty hires of achieving its previously articulated long-term target of 16 to 1. This has been possible by a sustained multi-year effort using resources from MALSA funds and campus-based tuition increases, among others. After reviewing peer data , the Planning Council decided to revise the university's target to a transformational level of 15 to 1 by 2013. Achieving that target would place UNCW in the top fifth among its peers. Progress Measure 1 was revised to read:

Improve the student-faculty ratio to 15 to 1 by 2013.

Updates will be made to UNCW's Priority Progress Measures at

The meeting was adjourned at 3:40 pm.

Future Meetings (At 2:00-3:30 pm in AL 215)


December 2, 2008


January 27, 2009


February 24, 2009


March 24, 2009


April 14, 2009


May 5, 2009

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