March 2016 Board Meeting Summary

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

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

Read President Spellings’ March Report to the Board of Governors.

Bond Resolution

On March 15th, 2016, North Carolina voters will be voting on the Connect NC Bond referendum, which includes over $1 billion worth of projects system-wide. These investments will allow UNC institutions to better prepare students for their future employment opportunities, while also creating a modern worksite for our faculty. The Board approved the passage of a resolution in support of the Connect NC Bond.
View the resolution

FSU student finds right chemistry after switching careers from music to medicine

While meeting on the campus of Fayetteville State University, the Committee on Educational Planning, Policies and Programs highlighted a faculty/student mentorship between FSU student Kimberly West and faculty member Subir Nagdas, professor of Chemistry and Physics.
Learn more about Kimberly West

NC GAP Report

Section 11.7 of Session Law 2015-241 directed the UNC Board of Governors and the State Board of Community Colleges to report their findings on the impact of a North Carolina Guaranteed Admissions Program (NCGAP). The report explores two main options for implementation of NC GAP. The Board voted to accept the report.
Read the Report on NC GAP

Report from the Boston Consulting Group

The Boston Consulting Group, a multinational management consulting firm, was hired to review the structure and activities of the University of North Carolina General Administration. BCG was tasked with assessing how effectively General Administration is supporting the legislative mandate, strategic priorities and the needs of the institutions, clarifying roles among GA, the Board of Governors and institution leadership and determining specific actions to improve the organizational effectiveness and general efficiency of GA in supporting the UNC System priorities and mandates. BCG presented an interim report with preliminary recommendations for information only. A full report is expected at a later date.
View the BCG Interim Report

Budget Adjustment for Exceeding the 18% Limit on Nonresident Freshman Enrollment – UNC-CH 

UNC-Chapel Hill’s out-of-state freshmen enrollment has exceeded the 18% limit (19.5%) required by Board policy for the second consecutive year. The Board voted to enforce a penalty, reducing the budget for UNC-Chapel Hill by $1,041,017 and that the funds be reallocated to the Board’s UNC Need-Based Grant Financial Aid Program.
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Establishment Of Miller School Of Entrepreneurship At ECU

The Board approved East Carolina University’s request to establish the Miller School of Entrepreneurship within its College of Business. The mission of the proposed school is to inspire an entrepreneurial mindset across the university and region; to develop entrepreneurial competencies that lead to successful innovation and venture creation; to integrate and build the resources needed for economic development in the region; and to support entrepreneurial research.
Learn more about Miller School of Entrepreneurship

2016 Engagement Report

The 2016 UNC Engagement Report was presented to members of the Educational Planning, Policies and Programs Committee for information only. The report captures key data quantifying how UNC institutions connect to their surrounding communities and the state of North Carolina through outreach.
Read the full Engagement Report

UNC Core

Marines at Camp Lejeune now have the opportunity to enroll in a unique new certificate program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. With the approval of the base command, Marines have been granted permission to use military Tuition Assistance for enrollment in the UNC CORE certificate program.
Read more about UNC Core

Expectations of Conduct During Meetings of the Board of Governors

The Board of Governors endorsed a set of guidelines/expectations outlining appropriate conduct during UNC system Board of Governors Meetings.
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Degree Program Actions

The Board approved East Carolina University and UNC Greensboro’s request to discontinue several degree programs, with subsequent approval to consolidate the components of those programs into new degree programs.

East Carolina University

PhD in Anatomy and Cell Biology
PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
PhD in Microbiology and Immunology
PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology
PhD in Physiology

PhD in Biomedical Sciences

Master of Music (MM) in Theory-Composition
Master of Music (MM) in Performance

Master of Music (MM) in Music

UNC Greensboro (one consolidation request)

BA in French
BA in French, Secondary Education
BA in German
BA in Spanish, Secondary Education

BA in Languages, Literatures, and Cultures 

Read more about degree program actions

Video Archive

View the meeting on YouTube

Learn more about the UNC Board of Governors.

Fayetteville State University

Friday, March 4, 2016

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