Following a week of big announcements, the UNC-system Board of Governors met in committee sessions Thursday.
Former Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings was elected Oct. 23, as the next system president and board Chairperson John Fennebresque resigned Monday — leaving the board’s leadership in a state of transition until Spellings assumes the presidency in March.
Thursday’s committee meetings included discussions on budget allocations, tenured faculty and the recent bond referendum.
The full board will meet today for the first regularly scheduled meeting since September.
Committee approves operating budget
With the exception of board member Marty Kotis, the Committee on Budget and Finance voted unanimously to approve the operating budget allocations for the UNC-system for fiscal year 2015-2016.
Tenure and salary increases reviewed
The Committee on Personnel and Tenure discussed the results of a ten-year review of tenured faculty members across the UNC-system, which concluded this year. Of the 715 faculty members reviewed in 2014-2015, only 2.2 percent were found unsatisfactory, according to institutional criteria.
They also debated pre-approval salary increases.
BOG hopes public will pass bond referendum
The Committee on Public Affairs discussed campaigning for the new bond referendum — called Connect NC — which will allocate $2 billion to improving infrastructure in the state.
It was passed by both the House and the Senate, and signed by Gov. Pat McCrory. The public will vote on the referendum in the spring.
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