Administrators have said they want to do everything they can to prevent another academic scandal.
Some UNC alumni leave the school and never look back. Lee Dirks never stopped returning.
In the wake of recent NCAA sanctions and widespread criticism of the UNC athletic department, University administrators are striving to turn over a new leaf.
While broadcast rights have proven lucrative for UNC’s athletic department, its coaches’ salaries are soaking up much of that revenue. This year’s proposed athletic budget expects $75.4 million in revenue and calls for $75.2 million in spending, with both categories climbing by $2.7 million from last year.
Professors hoping to add the word “distinguished” before their title at UNC might have to wait a while. The N.C. General Assembly created the Distinguished Professors Endowment Trust Fund in 1985, promising to give $1 for every $2 privately donated towards a professorship.
The financially strapped state legislature has given a small boost to a nearly depleted faculty retention fund — but some administrators say it’s still not enough to keep top faculty.
The full Board of Trustees will convene today for the first time since a report on academic fraud in the African and Afro-American studies department was released by the University.
Despite common stereotypes, student athletes at UNC have been found to choose many of the same majors as their non-athlete peers.
When the end result of a two-year-long NCAA investigation came Monday, some faculty members were relieved. But that feeling was diminished by the severity of the punishments.
The letter seemed like all the others at first — nothing that merited anything beyond a quick glance. Nothing but another reference request or cattle call to join an administrative search.
After purchasing a plagiarism detection software last week, administrators are now turning their attention to the details of this semester’s pilot program.
For administrators and trustees, the decision to propose increasing tuition by 15.6 percent for in-state students came down to the financial needs of faculty, whose salaries have been frozen for three years.
Educating faculty members about the nuances of the student-run honor system is the first major goal to emerge from the faculty honor system advisory committee. The newly formed committee met for the first time Friday to discuss how the members could best aid the honor system and increase faculty involvement.
After months of discussion, reform to the University honor system is underway with the faculty advisory committee’s first official meeting today.
The governing body of the UNC system is giving universities more leeway in how they handle outside offers for their faculty.
The system of dealing with plagiarism and the costs of technology to faculty were reviewed at the faculty executive committee meeting Monday.
The revival of a faculty advisory committee to the honor system is already starting to take shape as the University attempts to restore the faculty’s faith in the student-run system.
Plans to offer buyout packages to tenured faculty have been discussed as a viable option to cut costs and find savings at universities in the state.
Members of the Board of Trustees’ academic affairs committee questioned what the University is doing to address the support of student athletes at its meeting Wednesday.