UNC-system leaders want a robust pool of well-known candidates from every walk of life to vie for retiring President Erskine Bowles’ seat, and they want a consultant who can deliver that.
Students could see grade distributions on their transcripts within two years if the Faculty Council approves a policy proposal at its April 23 meeting.
UNC has raised the bar for making the Dean’s List.Starting with the incoming freshman class, the University will require full-time students to get a semester grade point average of 3.5, regardless of how many hours they take, to qualify for the honor.
Picking the next UNC-system president is not an easy job, even for the group of more than 40 people charged with the task. Before they can even think about candidates, members of the committees must get input from various sources, develop a sense of the system’s direction and draft a job description for the person who will replace outgoing President Erskine Bowles.
The search for UNC-system President Erskine Bowles’ successor officially launched Thursday.At a special Board of Governors meeting, Chairwoman Hannah Gage explained the procedure set out in 1997, with three committees made up mostly of board members.
It was the challenge that many say epitomized how former Student Body President Eve Carson led.It was a largely unanticipated faculty issue in her first month in office — a vote on a new method of reporting grades known as the Achievement Index — that drove the Carson administration to act in a matter of days.
Chancellor Holden Thorp’s new right-hand man is going to be a lot like him.In addition to wearing glasses, all four of the finalists for the position of executive vice chancellor and provost are white males with a science background.All four have extensive experience in academics and administration, which qualifies them to be the chief academic officer.
The business functions of the departments of geological sciences and marine sciences, and the Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology could merge within the next month.
This article was published in the 2009 Year in Review issue of The Daily Tar Heel.
Seniors Libby Longino and Henry Spelman didn’t exactly hit it off when they met as freshmen in a poetry writing class.“I didn’t really notice Libby, and she thought I was pretentious,” Spelman said.Friends said Longino would come home after class and talk about a guy who the rest of the class couldn’t relate to.