The Board of Governors makes policy decisions for the UNC system and all of its constituent institutions. The board also elects the president of the UNC system — currently Thomas Ross — who oversees the system’s administrative affairs. The N.C. General Assembly elects all 32 voting members of the board to four-year terms. There are non-voting members as well, such as former board chairmen, former governors and the president of the Association of Student Governments.
Committees are often appointed to discuss certain issues. Some of those standing committees include one for audits, budget and finance, educational planning, policies and programs, personnel and tenure, public affairs, strategic directions and university governance.
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Since the UNC-system Board of Governors held a private retreat almost two months ago, accusations of breaking the N.C. open meetings law have been refuted by board officials — a back-and-forth match that might come to a head this week.
A $10-million fund set in place to protect high-profile faculty in the UNC system has dwindled to nearly nothing.
The UNC system eliminated about 3,000 filled positions as a result of this year’s budget cuts, according to a report presented to the Board of Governors Thursday.
UNC-system administrators will be presented today with campus-by-campus data detailing a clearer picture of the effects of this year’s budget cuts.
Allegations that the UNC-system Board of Governors violated the state’s open meetings law have been denied by administrators who say their private retreat was within the bounds of the law.
After its first official meeting of the academic year earlier this month, members of the UNC-system Board of Governors say meetings will not be divided along partisan lines despite the politically contentious appointments of new members in March.
The UNC-system Board of Governors, the decision-making body for all 17 system campuses, is being accused of breaking the law.
The Board of Governors’ retreat two weeks ago was dubbed a purely social affair intended to teach new members about “general principles of good governance.” But in electing not to disclose the meeting to the public under the state’s open meetings law, those members are off to a rough start. In defending the decision, UNC-system President Thomas Ross said no official business was discussed. All anyone can do now is take his word for it.
Although a timeline has been established for a review of the UNC system’s academic programs, system chancellors and provosts say they’re still unsure about how degree programs will be impacted on individual campuses.
Members of the UNC-system Board of Governors have stood by Chancellor Holden Thorp since the NCAA first announced its investigation of the University’s football program.
University students and parents will be relieved to find that a supplemental tuition increase has not been tacked onto their bills this summer.
The Board of Governors’ committee on budget and finance approved a funding cut of almost 18 percent or more than $100 million for UNC-Chapel Hill during a telephone meeting Thursday morning.
As the state budget showdown draws to a close in Raleigh, UNC-system administrators are bracing for tough decisions in the months ahead.
The chances of an additional tuition increase for UNC-system schools appear to be slim to none. After today’s full Board of Governors meeting, UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp said he agrees with system President Thomas Ross’ decision to advise the system’s chancellors to avoid supplemental tuition increases.
UNC-system President Thomas Ross advised against supplemental tuition increases at today’s Board of Governors meeting after state legislators did not address tuition in their proposed state budget.
Members of the UNC-system Board of Governors hope to show their disapproval of the state legislature’s proposed budget by postponing any discussion of supplemental tuition increases at their monthly meeting.