That’s how Joy Renner, chairwoman of the Faculty Athletics Committee, describes the work her committee does on athletics reform at UNC. A lot of the time, the committee hears concerns about changes that can only be done at the national level — but they’re still important, she says.
The committee, which includes Chancellor Carol Folt and Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham, will hold its first-ever open forum today and Thursday to answer questions about UNC and broader issues.
ATTEND THE FORUM
Time: April 23, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Genome Sciences room G010
Time: April 24, 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: Saunders 220
“The point of it is to provide an opportunity for faculty and staff members who have concerns or questions they want to ask to come express their concerns,” said Lissa Broome, a member of the committee. “The committee will listen to folks, improve communications and let people feel like there is a way to help the committee to focus its agenda for next year.”
When a group of 32 retired faculty members issued a letter earlier this month criticizing a lack of faculty involvement in the athletic scandal, it became apparent to Renner that the committee was not adequately communicating its work — though the forum was in the works before that.