Yesterday I returned from the monthly meeting of the UNC Board of Governors in Chapel Hill. Much of the important work of the UNC System takes place at these
meetings. And each month, policies impacting all UNC System campuses are decided.
As chancellor, I then communicate these decisions to our campus through my reports
to Faculty and Staff councils, as well as to our Board of Trustees. It is my goal
to share this information consistently and thoroughly with all of you to keep everyone
engaged and up to speed.
In these monthly updates, I will highlight specific items that I feel will be of particular
interest and importance to the UNCSA community and give you quick access to further
information. It is my hope that these updates will help create more understanding
of the work going on at the UNC System, and its impact on our institution.
A motion was made to repeal the institutional security fee at each UNC System campus,
which would require each institution to absorb those expenses into their existing
general fund budget. That motion was not approved, and the security fee will remain
in place for the 2023-24 fiscal year.
Performance-based funding model for UNC institutions. On April 7, the Board of Governors
approved a new funding model for UNC institutions that moves away from enrollment growth and focuses on performance
and student success metrics. The report from this meeting details the metrics for
the performance-weighted system. It is important to note that this new formula does
not yet apply to UNCSA due to our special institutional classification. (See pg.
2023-24 Campus Tuition and Fees Instructions. The Board of Governors approved this
year’s guidance for the consideration of tuition and fee increases. It mandates that
there be no increases to resident undergraduate tuition, but that campuses may propose
increases to nonresident undergraduate tuition as well as both resident and nonresident
graduate tuition. The guidance also outlines the instructions for any proposed fee
increases. (See pg. 19)
Proposal to repeal the campus security fee. As described in the above section from
the general meeting, this motion was not approved by the Board of Governors. (See
Panel discussion: The changing landscape of public university leadership. There is
a new yearlong project that will investigate and discuss the changing landscape of
public university leadership in the United States. Based on a series of discussions
during the fall, as well as feedback collected from university stakeholders, the committee
will identify the skills, attributes, experience and supports that are most important
to effective campus leadership today and in the future, as well as any recommended
changes to policy, process and practice. This month’s meeting included a presentation
by Deloitte Consulting Services about the evolving pathways to university leadership
and the search processes involved. (See "additional materials")
Report on Free Speech and Free Expression in the university system. Following a yearlong
study on free speech on UNC System campuses by faculty at several institutions, this
report was presented to summarize the outcomes (See pg. 19).
Educational Planning, Policies and Programs Committee
Update on the UNC System Educational Career Alignment study (ROI - Return on Investment).
Last year, the General Assembly directed the Board of Governors to contract with an
independent research organization to conduct an evaluation of its current programs
at each constituent institution of the UNC System related to its operational costs,
student outcomes, and return on investment (ROI) of each program. A final report is
due to the General Assembly by Sept. 1, 2023. (See pg. 12)
Report on the faculty recruitment and retention fund. A report was presented summarizing
the current use of the System’s faculty recruitment and retention fund, itemizing
the actions approved at each institution. (See pg. 5)
SHRA Annual Labor Market Compensation Survey. A report was presented containing a
review of the overall average market index data by each institution. (See pg. 13)