HIGHER EDUCATION


3/26/2010 12:29am

UNC-system president search aims to keep costs down

Outgoing UNC-system President Erskine Bowles manages 16 more schools than UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Holden Thorp — and only makes about $60,000 more a year.But members of one of the committees helping to find Bowles’ replacement said the next system president needs to make substantially more than any of the system chancellors.


2/23/2010 11:12pm

UNC system, Marines to partner

The UNC system is taking another step to strengthen its ties with the military. UNC-system President Erskine Bowles will sign an agreement with the U.S. Marines Corps Forces Special Operations Command and Marine Corps Installations East today to cement a partnership between the two groups.


1/10/2010 9:47pm

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


12/8/2009 12:43am

Insurance plan to be decided in January

Student health insurance premiums in 2010 would be about one-third the current rate at UNC-Chapel Hill under projections presented Monday for a plan to be offered on all UNC-system campuses.All students in the system will be required to have health insurance by the next school year, as mandated by the Board of Governors.


11/13/2009 12:58am

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.


11/13/2009 12:28am

UNC-system President Erskine Bowles, left, and Lt. Gen. John Mulholland Jr. signed an agreement Thursday.

UNC system, Army tout partnership’s potential

A formal partnership between the UNC system and U.S. Army Special Operations Command made so much sense to both parties that it seemed silly to delay it.Only a year after Special Operations Command first approached the UNC system, the two institutions signed an agreement that established the partnership.

11/12/2009 2:20am

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.


10/8/2009 12:22am

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.


9/18/2009 11:36am

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.


8/19/2008 12:00am

Schools outline Tomorrow goals

When the 17 UNC-system campuses were asked to respond by May with their plans to complete the goal that system President Erskine Bowles gave them in December, some campus task forces didn't think it would be possible to complete that goal.