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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But some chancellors said the system might be heading for its own catastrophe if rumors about the 15 percent — or higher — budget cuts come true.N.C. legislators are facing a $2.4 billion shortfall in the state budget, and speculations about cuts to the UNC system are running the gamut — from 5 percent to UNC-system President Thomas Ross’ estimate of 30 percent — as the higher education appropriations subcommittee prepares to release its budget proposal early next week.
At the UNC-system Board of Governors meeting today, the main item of discussion is expected to be the system’s budget and plans to cope with a significant reduction in funding for its 17 campuses.
The announcement of 16 new members to the UNC-system Board of Governors is causing an outcry from Democrats in the N.C. General Assembly. Democratic legislators believe the Republicans stacked the board with white, males who support the Republican party.
The N.C. Senate announced eight members Thursday to serve on the UNC-system Board of Governors effective July 1. Two of the eight were re-elected to serve.
The UNC-system Board of Governors will see a shift toward Republican political leaning if the nominees for the board announced Tuesday are approved by the N.C.
Two versions of a bill to establish a student vote on the UNC-system Board of Governors have sat motionless in their respective chambers of the state legislature for three weeks. The UNC Association of Student Governments and its legislative allies have tried since 1997 — unsuccessfully — to get its president a vote on the board.
With the terms of 16 UNC-system Board of Governors’ members ending this year, Republican legislators might use this opportunity to flip the Democrat-leaning board in their favor.
The statewide demand for nurses is growing, but budget cuts are forcing UNC-system universities to limit opportunities for undergraduate nursing students.
Public universities across the state are gearing up for competition from for-profit institutions.The UNC-system Board of Governors has been charged by the N.C. General Assembly to license non-public education institutions, including for-profit schools.
The UNC-system Board of Governors voted Friday to cut 60 degree programs, and other programs in the system might face a similar fate if an upcoming review deems them unnecessary. The review, slated to begin after March 1, will encompass both undergraduate and graduate programs and consider student demand, operating cost and regional need.
About 30 student protesters marched from the Pit to the UNC-system Board of Governors meeting Friday, determined to bring attention to how students could be affected by budget cuts and tuition hikes. Board members voted to eliminate 60 degree programs systemwide and increase tuition by an average of $208 for undergraduate in-state students in an effort to offset the expected decrease in state funding.
For the second consecutive year, the University admitted too many out-of-state students. UNC faces a $158,225 fine as punishment.
With a Republican dominated legislature ready to slash higher education funding, university-system officials are under pressure to salvage sources of financial aid. The UNC-system Board of Governors met Thursday and approved tuition hikes averaging $200 for university system campuses next year.
The day before the UNC-system Board of Governors’ monthly meeting and expected discussion on budget cuts, Gov. Bev Perdue announced good news for the state — especially for the UNC system.
As some at the University question the UNC Association of Student Governments’ credibility, the president’s attempt at improving its effectiveness was shot down by his own council members Saturday. After much debate, student body presidents from across the state decided to table ASG President Atul Bhula’s bill, supporting his campaign to gain a vote at UNC-system Board of Governors’ meetings.
The financial plight of the UNC system will not be revealed for another few months, but administrators are preparing for a detailed review that will help them make strategic cuts when the time comes. Jim Woodward, former chancellor of UNC-Charlotte and N.C. State University, will be leading a review of the 2,000 degree programs offered systemwide to determine which ones universities can do without.