After the Wainstein report was released in October, the University introduced several initiatives to address the wrongdoings it revealed.
One of those initiatives was a working group to recommend how to oversee UNC’s commitment to integrity and compliance with all regulations.
But the working group, though under active consideration, has yet to be formed.
“Plans for developing the working group are ongoing,” Mike McFarland, director of University Relations said in an email. “The chancellor and her cabinet have discussed expected outcomes from the ethics and integrity working group in order to charter and initiate action.”
The University will make information on the development of the group public once its initial structure has been completed, McFarland said.
Geoffrey Sayre-McCord, interim director of UNC’s Parr Center for Ethics, said a proposal for the group has been prepared for Folt’s review.
“I believe it is undergoing revisions now,” Sayre-McCord said in an email.
He said it’s important to have clear, consolidated, confidential channels for people to raise concerns.
“More generally, I believe having a working group think about how the University might best support, encourage and protect integrity across the board is very worth doing,” Sayre-McCord said.