The UNC-system Board of Governors’ independent review of academic misconduct at UNC-CH, released Thursday, mostly agreed with known findings — but it raised new concerns among some members about the role of athletic advising.
The board’s Academic Review Panel presented its final report to the full board Thursday. In the report, the panel reviewed five other campus-initiated investigations and attributed the misconduct to former Department of African and Afro-American Studies chairman Julius Nyang’oro and administrator Deborah Crowder.
The most recent review was conducted by former N.C. Gov. Jim Martin, who presented his results at a Dec. 20 UNC Board of Trustees special meeting. The report showed irregular classes in the department that dated back as far as 1997.
SERIES OF INVESTIGATIONS
The Board of Governors’ report is one of several:
- Dec. 20: Former N.C. Gov. Jim Martin presented his report to the UNC Board of Trustees with Raina Rose Tagle of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLC.
- Tuesday: Martin issued a clarification to his report.
- Thursday: The UNC Board of Governors Academic Review Panel presented its findings.
“It was like the chairman had a fiefdom and he was the king — and no one was looking at what the king was doing,” said panel member Jim Deal.
Not all board members were convinced by the panel’s report. Board member Burley Mitchell said the role of athletics advisers should be scrutinized more.