University Planning

University Planning and Quality Council


September 15, 2004

Members Present: Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo, Provost Paul Hosier, Dr. Robert Tyndall, Dr. Ronald Core, Mr. Stephen Demski, Ms. Pat Leonard, Ms. Mary Gornto, Dr. Nelson Reid, Mr. Lawrence Clark, Dr. Robert Roer, Dr. Terry Curran, Dr. Sue McCaffray, Dr. Carol Pilgrim, Dr. Mark Galizio, Dr. Tom Schmid, Mr. William Fleming, Mr. Robert S. Russell and Mr. Zachary Wynne.

Others Attending: Mr. Max Allen, Dr. James Dragna, Dr. Matt Mayhew, Ms. Mimi Cunningham, Ms. Kay Ward, Ms. Sharon Boyd, Mr. Bill Graves, Dr. Howard Rasheed and Dr. Kenneth Spackman.

Anticipating Chancellor DePaolo's imminent arrival, and with a quorum present, Provost Hosier called the meeting to order at 3:35 pm.

The minutes of the April 5, 2004, meeting were approved as distributed on the Web.

The agenda was set aside for Dr. Dragna to describe strategic initiatives in assessment of learning outcomes in Student Affairs, and to introduce Dr. Matt Mayhew, UNCW's new Director of Student Life Assessment.

The Council discussed amendments to the Strategic Plan proposed by the Chancellor's Cabinet, including a new strategic goal encompassing quality environment and campus safety, and several new and reorganized objectives. By consensus, the Council removed the word "academic" from the phrase "Enhance the quality of UNCW's academic environment and..." Mr. Clark moved (seconded by Dr. Roer) to approve the revised goals and objectives. The motion carried without dissent.

The Council began consideration of strategic policies and targets required for master planning. Following lengthy discussion, the Council approved the following strategy (under Goal VI, Objective 1):

  • Meet a target of 40% of undergraduates housed on campus by 2020.

In addition, the Council agreed to inform the master planning consultants of:

  • the university's current practice of housing 85% of new freshmen on campus, and
  • the university's request to include in the parking plan a remote lot with reliable shuttle system.

Recognizing that there was insufficient time to address the remaining nine master planning items at this meeting, Provost Hosier asked Dr. Spackman to work with him to assign subcommittees to study these issues and bring recommendations for targets, with rationale, to the Council at the October 6 meeting.

Dr. Core presented a summary of planned content for upcoming open forums on planning and budgeting. The purposes of these forums will be:

  • to help make the university's budget process transparent,
  • to illustrate that the strategic plan has already had an impact (and that developing the plan was not and empty exercise), and
  • to explain the process and importance of linking planning and budgeting.

There was no new business.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:10 pm.

Future Meetings

November 3, 2004, 3:30 - 5:00 pm, in AL 215
December 1, 2004, 3:30 - 5:00 pm, in AL 215

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Last Updated: September 27, 2004