Updates from the UNC Board of Governors

Dear UNCSA Community,

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. 

This series of updates conveys some of the significant UNC System initiatives and decisions from each Board of Governors meeting, giving quick access to relevant topics for UNCSA. All materials from each meeting are published on the web, and all meetings are livestreamed and archived on PBS North Carolina

I hope these updates will help you better understand the work at the UNC System level and its effect on our institution.


Brian Cole 

General meeting of the UNC Board of Governors 

Nov. 17, 2022 - full agenda and meeting materials 

  • 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.  

Budget and Finance Committee 

Nov. 16, 2022 – full agenda and meeting materials; additional reference materials

  • 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  

Nov. 16, 2022 – full agenda and materials

  • 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 9)
  • 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)

Audit, Risk Management, and Compliance Committee 

Nov. 16, 2022 – full agenda and materials 

  • Report by the Joint Cybersecurity Task Force. (See Page 82)

University Personnel Committee 

Nov. 16, 2022 – full agenda and materials 

  • 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.

Read the September 2022 BOG update.

Originally published: Nov. 18, 2023

January 20, 2023