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Tuesday August 9th

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. 



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.

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Lt. Gen. John Mulholland Jr. will sign an agreement on campus today.

Army to collaborate with system schools

The UNC system and the U.S. Army will launch a new chapter in their already-extensive collaboration today.The two institutions will centralize the interaction between the military and the academic communities when UNC-system President Erskine Bowles and Lt. Gen. John Mulholland Jr., commanding general of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, sign an agreement before today’s Board of Governors meeting.

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Retreat rights could be cut

The practice of administrators “retreating” to faculty positions while retaining a large salary has been a higher education norm for decades, but the time of blithe acceptance is over.Known as retreat rights, the UNC-system policies governing the practice will be under close scrutiny today and Friday, when the Board of Governors meets in Chapel Hill.

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BOG looks to curb enrollment

The state’s higher education leaders said Friday that years of rapid enrollment need to slow down to help schools better deal with the growth.Years of focusing on expanding enrollment across the system may have gone too far and caused schools to grow faster than their ability to serve students adequately, said UNC-system Board of Governors Chairwoman Hannah Gage.

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