I returned from the most recent meeting of the UNC Board of Governors yesterday, and
as I did in September, I am providing our community with updates from the meeting
that may interest or affect UNCSA.
This month’s meeting was hosted by East Carolina University, as one of two away meetings
per year where the UNC Board of Governors convenes on various campuses throughout
the System. We are excited that in April 2024, the Board of Governors will return
to our campus for the first time since 2016. It will be an excellent opportunity to
showcase the extraordinary work at UNCSA to our System leadership and representatives
from all the other constituent intuitions in the UNC System.
The Board voted to approve a new performance weighting component for the new UNC System
institutional funding model approved last spring. The new funding model connects funding for UNC System schools
to performance and student success metrics, whereas the previous model connected funding
to enrollment growth. The new model intends to graduate more North Carolina undergraduates
on time and with less debt.
It is important to note that this new funding model does not apply to UNCSA due to
its special institutional classification; therefore, our funding will continue to
be based on full-time enrollment. However, the System leadership is exploring ways
UNCSA could benefit from incorporating certain performance metrics into our funding
model and has requested feedback on which metrics we feel could be applicable.
Proposal to approve performance weighting component for the UNC System funding model.
(See Page 8)
Discussion of how to manage steep enrollment declines at several institutions in the UNC System: UNC Asheville, UNC Greensboro and UNC
Pembroke. There is a proposal to create a limit to the reduction in appropriation
that an institution could receive over two years to 4.5% of the current year's certified
budget. (See Page 15)
Educational Planning, Policies and Programs Committee
The fall 2022 enrollment report for the UNC System showed data for overall System enrollment and individual campuses.
The report indicates that overall, UNC System enrollment fell by about 2%. (See Page
Proposal to increase the out-of-state enrollment cap to 25% for five institutions: Western Carolina, UNC Pembroke, East Carolina University,
UNC Asheville, and UNC Greensboro. UNCSA has an out-of-state enrollment cap of 50%,
which has been in place by legislative act since 1985. (See Page 30)
Report on utilization of System Faculty Recruitment and Retention funding for September and October. It included actions related to retention applications
from NC A&T, UNC Chapel Hill, and UNC Greensboro. UNCSA has received these funds in
the past, as they are available to all institutions by request.