r, on April 15.
Provost Jim Dean said the monitoring report was sent to the commission in preparation for a visit last week from the SACSCOC committee in charge of the University’s case.
“When the team came to visit last week, then they asked us follow-up questions based on any issues they had originally or that came out of the report that we sent,” Dean said.
SACSCOC told they needed more information about the seven accreditation bylaws the agency felt had not been properly addressed in UNC’s response. UNC was placed on a one-year probation in summer 2015 by the agency for the academic fraud revealed by the Wainstein report.
According to the monitoring report, the seven concerns SACSCOC have are integrity, program content, control of intercollegiate athletics, academic support services, academic freedom, faculty role in governance and how UNC is handling its Title IV program responsibilities.
If UNC lost accreditation after this probationary period, it would no longer be able to receive federal funding and grants. The accrediting agency’s board of trustees will vote on the University’s case in June.
Todd Nicolet, interim chief integrity and policy officer, said the report is an extensive response to the SACSCOC letter. Nicolet said the report was written to answer questions and provide as much evidence as possible to help the commission understand what UNC has been doing to combat the institutional issues SACSCOC thought needed improvement.
Nicolet said his role as the interim chief integrity and policy officer concerns deciding what the job of the permanent officer will be long-term and how he can use the role in the interim to help lay the foundation for the person who takes the job permanently.