In light of the NCAA's investigation into UNC's athletic-academic scandal, UNC's Faculty Council is tasked with determining how academics and athletics at the University should interact going forward.
Within the council is the faculty athletics committee, which recently announced new changes to the athletics department in light of the scandal.
Andrew Perrin, member of the faculty athletics committee and a professor of sociology, said the goal of the committee is to make sure UNC does the right thing with regards to athletics and academics. This oversight encompasses questions about student registration, student performance, admissions and advising.
“The role of FAC is to be the faculty oversight arm to pay attention to every aspect of the places where athletics and academics meet, which is obviously many places,” Perrin said.
Perrin joined after information about the scandal was released. Most of his time on the committee has been related to the NCAA scandal and working to prevent it from happening again.