As a UNC Board of Governors examination of the UNC system’s centers and institutes enters its final stages, nine UNC-CH centers were moved on Friday to the final round of review.
The nine centers will be required to present to a Board of Governors working group on Dec. 10 and 11. On the list are: the Carolina Center for Public Service; the Carolina Women’s Center; the UNC Center for Faculty Excellence; the Center for Law and Government; the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity; the James B. Hunt, Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy; the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History; the UNC Center for Civil Rights and the UNC Institute on Aging.
Thirty-four centers across the system remain on the list for review, with 26 centers "that we're really looking at," said centers and institutes working group Chairman Jim Holmes.
The working group has spent several months narrowing down a list of 237 UNC-system centers through two review phases. Possible outcomes for centers in the final phase include affirmation, potential termination or reallocation of funds.
Members voted to move centers to the last round based in part on brief summaries of their purpose and finances.