University Planning

University Planning and Quality Council


October 3, 2002 Meeting

Members present: Dr. James R. Leutze, Timothy Jordan, Ms. Pat Leonard, Ms. Mary Gornto, Ms. Ann Beach for Dr. Michelle Howard-Vital, Dr. Jo Ann Seiple, Dr. Virginia Adams.

Others attending:
Dr. Kenneth Spackman, Dr. James Dragna, Ms. Mimi Cunningham, Ms. Kay Ward, Ms. Heather Smith, Mr. Ed Davis, Ms. Nanette Manning, Ms. Sharon Boyd, Ms. Nikki Howard, Mr. Mark Lanier, Dr. Becky Porterfield and Mr. Robert Fry.

Mr. Fry called the meeting to order at 3:30 PM without a quorum. Then minutes for the March 21, 2002 meeting were approved as circulated.

Planning Items

University Mission Statement

The Council approved the following change to the university's Mission Statement: The text beginning: "Strong graduate programs complement." will be amended to say: "Strong graduate programs at the masters and doctoral levels complement.". This change will be presented for approval to the Board of Trustees at the November meeting.

Enrollment Projections - On-and Off-Campus Estimates for 2003-04 and Beyond

The total headcount include on and off campus institutions. For the fall of 2003, the university submitted an on-campus enrollment estimate to the Office of the President of 10,970. By the year 2004, the building housing the Watson School of Education will be completed. When this building opens the university will be closing King Hall for renovations. Because the university will have a net increase in square footage, estimated fall headcount is projected to increase to about 11,435 in fall 2004.

Status Report on University Planning Process

Mr. Fry reported on the progress being made in the development of the university web based planning process. Planning Coordinators are working to insure that current planning materials can be utilized in the new approach.

The Changing Demography

Mr. Fry presented information on projected changes in North Carolina demographics over the next 10 to 20 years. Among the items reviewed were changes in numbers of high school graduates by county. Recruiting efforts for both total and African American students will need to focus on larger metropolitan areas of the state such as Wake and Mecklenburg counties.

Being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:45 PM.

Next meeting: November 13, 2002, 3:30-5:00 PM in Alderman 215

Minutes submitted by Yvonne G. Smith, November 8, 2002.

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Last Updated: November 12, 2002