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Saturday November 27th

Higher Education


UNC system shifts focus to online

The UNC system’s push to consolidate and streamline universities’ online education programs might still be in its early stages, but administrators already have one model to follow — an emerging foreign language consortium.

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ASG use of student fees in question

In a time of budget constrictions, every penny of spending is under review — and concerns about the UNC-sytem Association of Student Governments’ effective use of student fees have been pushed into the spotlight yet again.

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Duplication review comes ?to a close

A comprehensive review of academic programs, originally projected to provide long-term savings for the UNC system, has ended — without identifying concrete ways to cut programs or costs. The system is still searching for ways to absorb a 15.6 percent state budget cut enacted this summer. Now that it can’t count on eliminating unnecessary programs to make up some of the $414 million cut, one of the only avenues left is raising tuition.

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UNC’s tuition increase proposal not a surprise, administrators say

UNC’s tentative proposal to increase in-state tuition by 40 percent during a multi-year span far exceeds the UNC system’s cap, but administrators said they were not surprised by the proposal. The system’s new Four Year Tuition Plan, which went into effect this academic year, maintains the system’s 6.5 percent cap on tuition increases.

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UNC system cuts 11 administrative positions

The UNC system has been forced to cut vital resources in the classroom, and now it is cutting some of its leaders. The UNC General Administration, which includes President Thomas Ross and other senior officers, abolished 11 positions to cope with the budget cuts — and it could bring an axe to even more.

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