University Planning

University Planning and Quality Council


November 5, 2004

Members Present: Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo, Provost Paul Hosier, Dr. Ronald Core, Mr. Stephen Demski, Ms. Pat Leonard, Ms. Mary Gornto, Dr. Nelson Reid, Mr. Lawrence Clark, Dr. Maryann Davies (for Dr. Cathy Barlow), Dr. Bettie Glenn (for Dr. Virginia Adams), Dr. Robert Roer, Dr. Terry Curran, Dr. Mark Galizio, Dr. Tom Schmid, Mr. William Fleming and Mr. Robert S. Russell.

Others Attending: Mr. Max Allen, Ms. Sharon Boyd, Ms. Mimi Cunningham, Mr. Ed Davis, Dr. James Dragna, Ms. Nikki Howard, Dr. Matt Mayhew, Mr. Jeff Stanfield, Ms. Kay Ward and Dr. Kenneth Spackman.

Provost Hosier called the meeting to order at 3:39 pm, Chancellor DePaolo's arrival having been delayed.

The minutes of the October 6, 2004, meeting were approved as distributed on the Web.

The Council discussed faculty data for Fall 2004 that showed a net increase of two full time faculty and 52 part time faculty over Fall 2003, with an associated drop in the percentage of full time faculty to 66.6%, a drop in the percentage of full time faculty holding the terminal degree to 82.1%, and a slight rise in the student-faculty ratio to 18.8. Members requested that Dr. Spackman obtain from Institutional Research: the list of non-doctoral degrees counted as terminal degrees at UNCW, a list of names of all current part time faculty by college/school, a list of names of all current full time faculty without the terminal degree, and trend information in student credit hours taught by full time versus part time faculty.

By consensus, the Council adopted new wording for Goal II of the Strategic Plan, so that it now reads: Recruit, retain and develop quality faculty and staff in appropriate numbers. Provost Hosier asked Dr. Curran, Dr. Reid and Ms. Ward to recommend further specific changes (if any) in wording of Goal II or its objectives, and report these to the Planning Council at its December 1 meeting.

The Council continued consideration of strategic policies and targets required for master planning, presented by subcommittees as follows.

Dr. Hosier reported the findings of Subcommittee 4 (Targets for classroom multimedia, mobile computing, and space for student interaction). The Council decided to send the entire subcommittee report to the master planners, supplemented with the UNCW Classroom Technology Assistance Plan, and with the underlined addition in the following statement: "This subcommittee recommends that totally pervasive wireless capability be adopted as the construction standard for all new and renovated buildings." The master planners will also be provided with Chapter VI of the report from the UNC Chancellor's Task Force on Intellectual Climate and Common Spaces, whose recommendations are relevant at UNCW as well.

Dean Clark reported the findings of Subcommittee 5 (Means to ensure that the Master Plan and facility design foster campus community). The Council decided to send items 1-6 of the subcommittee report to the master planners, as well as the April 24, 2004 report of Mr. Sherman Hayes and Dr. Cecil Willis titled, "Encouraging and supporting group work outside of the classroom, particularly those using portable computers."

Dr. Curran reported the findings of Subcommittee 6 (Policy for dedicated space(s) that allow for faculty interaction, and for social and intellectual stimulation). The Council decided to send items 1, 2 and 4 from the subcommittee report to the master planners. The disposition of item 3 (A designated faculty dining room space within a central area of the academic core of the university should be developed.) was postponed for additional discussion at the December 1 Planning Council meeting.

Reports from Subcommittees 7 and 8 were also postponed until the December 1 meeting.

There was no new business.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:15 pm.

Future Meetings (All meetings are 3:30 - 5:00 pm, in AL 215)

December 1, 2004
January 21, 2005
February 16, 2005
March 21, 2005
April 21, 2005
May 17, 2005

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