University Planning

University Planning and Quality Council


November 6, 2007

Members Present: Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo, Provost Paul Hosier, Dr. Ron Core, Mr. Steve Demski, Dr. Debra Saunders-White, Dr. David Cordle, Mr. Larry Clark, Dr. Karen Wetherill (for Dr. Cathy Barlow), Dr. Robert Roer, Dr. Mike Walker, Dr. Steve McFarland, Dr. Mark Spaulding, Dr. John Fischetti, Dr. Amy Kirschke, Dr. Dick Dillaman, Mr. William Fleming, Mr. Daniel Thorpe, Mr. Max Allen and Dr. Kenneth Spackman.

Others Attending: Dr. Johnson Akinleye, Ms. Sharon Boyd, Ms. Lisa Castellino, Dr. Terry Curran, Ms. Cindy Lawson and Dr. Nathan Lindsay.

Provost Hosier called the meeting to order at 2:00 pm.

The minutes of the October 17 meeting were approved as posted on the Web.

There were two consent agenda items.

1. There were no objections to taking the steps necessary for early participation in the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA). Institutional Research will be responsible for coordinating this effort.

2. There were no objections to the adoption and Web-posting of a descriptive planning glossary of the terms used in UNCW's strategic planning documents.

The October 17 revisions of Progress Measures 4, 7 and 8 were presented for confirmation. The Council adopted the changes as follows:

Progress Measure 4: Increase the freshman to sophomore retention rate from 85.7% in 2004-05 to 90% by 2011, the four-year graduation rate from 42.8% in 2004-05 to 50% by 2012, and the six-year graduation rate from 61% in 2004-05 to 70% by 2012 and to 75% by 2017.

Progress Measure 7: Increase the three-year moving average of total annual R&D expenditures from $12.5 million in 2001-03 to at least $20 million by 2009-11.

Progress Measure 8: By fall 2010, increase the international student population to 3% of the total student population. Increase the study abroad participation rate to 20% of undergraduates completing UNCW degrees by 2010, and to 25% by 2015.

Following extended discussion, it was determined that two new objectives under Goal I of the Strategic Plan are needed to explicitly address transfer students and graduate students:

  • Improve our transfer student transition, experience and achievement.
  • Increase graduate student enrollment, and enhance graduate student experience and achievement.

Both objectives were adopted.

The Council could not come to consensus on the proposed changes to the Articulation of Quality. Provost Hosier expressed his intention to assign working groups to bring revised recommendations, based on the discussion, to the December 4 Planning Council meeting. (Subsequently, Deb Saunders-White, Mark Lanier and Ken Spackman were assigned to work on modification of the title; and Bob Roer, Sharon Boyd and Ken Spackman were assigned to work on the business operations and experiential learning items.)

The phrase "to the principles of shared governance" was added to the core value Integrity without dissent, so that it now reads:

We operate in an atmosphere of openness and are committed to ethical conduct and practices, to public accountability, to cultivating personal values and moral reasoning, to the principles of shared governance, and to maintaining the highest professional standards in all academic and administrative endeavors.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:30 pm.

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


December 4, 2007


January 22, 2008


February 26, 2008


March 25, 2008


April 22, 2008


May 6, 2008

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Last Updated: November 20, 2007