May 2015 Board Meeting Highlights

The summary below highlights selected actions taken by the UNC Board of Governors during its May meeting.

For a full account of board proceedings and meeting materials, please check the board meeting archive.

UNC Board of Governors Name UNC Pembroke Chancellor

The Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina has elected Robin Gary Cummings, M.D., Deputy Secretary for Health Services and State Medicaid Director for the NC Department of Health and Human Services, chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  

Learn more about Dr. Cummings

UNC Board of Governors Name UNC Greensboro Chancellor

The Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina has elected Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., dean of the Luskin School of Public Affairs at the University of California, Los Angeles, chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Learn more about Franklin Gilliam, Jr.

Teacher Quality Dashboard

One of the University’s highest priorities is to prepare more high quality teachers and school leaders for North Carolina’s public schools. One of UNC Board of Governors Recommendations on Teacher and School Leader Quality is to ensure greater public accountability through the development of a UNC Teacher Quality Dashboard to monitor and measure the performance of UNC’s fifteen nationally accredited teacher education programs.

View the UNC Teacher Quality Dashboard

UNC Core

The Military Affairs Committee announced the establishment of UNC Core, a program administered by UNC-Chapel Hill’s Friday Center for Continuing Education, that makes it easy for active duty service members and veterans to earn core credits online.

Learn more about UNC Core.

Academic Program Productivity Report

The Academic Program Productivity Report (a comprehensive productivity review of academic degree programs across the University of North Carolina system) was presented during the Committee on Educational Planning.

The Board of Governors voted to discontinue or consolidate 56 degree programs that fell below established productivity standards. The review, conducted every two years since 1995, had flagged 221 degree programs for closer scrutiny. Forty-six (20%) of all programs flagged were in teacher education.

The UNC system has some of the most rigorous productivity standards in the nation to ensure the best use of resources, reduce duplication and address changing state needs and student demand. As a result, the number of programs flagged for review has declined over the past decade (down from 272 in 2008).

View the Academic Program Productivity Report

Degree Program Proposals

The board approved the establishment of the following degree programs.

  • UNC-Chapel Hill; Master of Arts in Educational Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship.

The Board approved the discontinuation and consolidation of the following programs.

  • Appalachian State University; BS in Health Education: Secondary Education, BA in Appalachian Studies, BS in Business Education, and BS in Child Development: Birth-Kindergarten.
  • East Carolina University; BS in Hispanic Studies in favor of a consolidated Foreign Languages and Literatures program.
  • UNC-Chapel Hill; MS in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
  • UNC Greensboro; MS in School Counseling, MS in Student Development in Higher Education, EdS in School Counseling, EdS in Student Development in Higher Education, EdD in School Counseling, EdD in Student Development in Higher Education, and EdD in Community Counseling.

East Carolina University decided to consolidate individual language programs, as well as teacher education programs in the languages, into a single degree program titled Foreign Languages and Literatures.

Appalachian State University decided to consolidate three programs in career and technical education into a single B.S. in Career and Technical Education (13.1299) degree program.

Learn more about degree programs.



Friday, May 22, 2015

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