Jim Woodward will review UNC-system programs for cut potential.

UNC system may cut duplicated degree programs

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.

Board of Governors

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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Board to review tuition proposals

As the University system prepares for one of its toughest years in history, its Board of Governors today will tackle two big issues facing students — the rising cost of tuition and the depleting funds for financial aid.


Board of Governors says goodbye to Bowles

True to his personality, UNC-system President Erskine Bowles did not want a “hoopla” for a farewell. Board of Governors members took their last meeting Friday morning as an opportunity to say goodbye to Bowles and thank him for his work in the last five years.


Bowles proposes minimum budget

The UNC-system Board of Governors spelled out what a 5 and 10 percent cut would mean for the system at its last meeting of the year Thursday. The board discussed UNC-system President Erskine Bowles’ proposed budget of $105 million in top priorities that will be sent to the N.C. General Assembly if it is approved today.


UNC-system Board of Governors to prepare final budget

The UNC-system Board of Governors is expected to make final revisions to the system’s proposed budget and tuition policy at its last meeting of the year today. System President Erskine Bowles drafted a budget for next year based on the state’s budget shortfall, which is expected to be between $3.2 and $3.5 billion. The system has already cut $575 million in the last three years and is bracing for another round of cuts between 5 and 10 percent. The final request will be sent to the N.C. General Assembly.


Board of Govenors to examine peer institutions' tuitions

Fluctuating tuition from UNC-CH’s peer institutions might soon have a bigger impact on the University. The UNC-system Board of Governors will review peer institutions for schools in the UNC system in the spring, and administrators say this reevaluation might give more leeway in increasing tuition.


UNC system looks to expand online, distance-learning programs

With extensive budget cuts looming, members of the UNC-system Board of Governors want universities to move toward a less traditional form of education. Administrators say they want to expand the already growing online and distance learning programs offered by campuses to alleviate the inevitable cuts next year while staying competitive among peer institutions.


NCAA investigation to last over a year

UNC expects to be working with NCAA investigators for at least a year, Chancellor Holden Thorp told UNC-system leaders Thursday. The individual student-athletes’ fates will be resolved much faster but “we’re only a little bit of the way into the NCAA process,” Thorp told Board of Governors members.


UNC system prepares for more budget cuts

Universities in the UNC system should plan on cutting their budgets by at least 10 percent and prepare to face a tough fight against legislators, the system’s President Erskine Bowles said Thursday. At their monthly meeting, Bowles and members of the UNC-system Board of Governors began drafting their budget request for next year to send to the N.C. General Assembly in November.


Board of Governors meet with Thorp and Baddour

The UNC-system Board of Governors met with UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp and Athletic Director Dick Baddour Thursday at their meeting to discuss the NCAA investigation into academic infractions.


BOG ?nishes long-standing plans

The UNC system Board of Governors tied up several loose ends, such as UNC-Charlotte’s potential football program, paid leave policy for university presidents and chancellors, and a policy for dealing with hate crimes at its meetings Thursday and Friday. Increasing fees for football


Administrator salary policy moving forward

A controversial policy governing salaries and paid leave for administrators took a step forward Thursday after months of stalls.The personnel and tenure committee of the UNC-system Board of Governors passed the “retreat rights” policy for chancellors and presidents, which means the full board can discuss it at its next meeting in January.