Sep 21, 2020  
Faculty Handbook 
    
Faculty Handbook

Chapter 2 Administration of the University



General Organization of The University of North Carolina

North Carolina General Statute 116-1, enacted by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1971, established The University of North Carolina as a public, multi-campus university dedicated to the service of North Carolina and its people. It encompasses sixteen diverse constituent institutions and other educational, research, and public service organizations. Today, UNC is a multi-campus university composed of all sixteen of North Carolina's public institutions of higher education, as well as the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, the nation's first public residential high school for gifted students. A list of the constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina can be located at http://www.northcarolina.edu/.

Board of Governors of The University of North Carolina

The Board of Governors of The University of North Carolina is the single, state-level governing authority under which the state-supported institutions of higher education are organized for administration. The Board of Governors is responsible for the general determination, control, supervision, management, and governance of all affairs of the constituent institutions (The Code of the Board of Governors, Section 203.) For this purpose, the Board may adopt such policies and regulations as it may deem wise.

The Board of Governors determines the functions, educational activities, and academic programs of the constituent institutions. The Board also determines the type of degrees to be awarded by each constituent institution. The Board has the authority to withdraw approval of any existing program if it appears that the program is unproductive, excessively costly, or unnecessarily duplicative. The Board prepares and revises a long-range plan for the UNC system. It maintains close liaison with the State Board of Education, the State Board of Community Colleges, and the private colleges and universities of the state.

The Board of Governors gives advice and recommendations concerning higher education to the Governor, the General Assembly, the Advisory Budget Commission, and the Boards of Trustees of the constituent institutions. The Board of Governors may delegate any part of its authority over the affairs of any constituent institution to the Board of Trustees or, through the President of the University, to the Chancellor of the institution. The North Carolina General Assembly elects the thirty-two voting members of the Board of Governors who serve for four-year terms. More information about the UNC Board of Governors is available at http://www.northcarolina.edu/bog/index.htm

General Administration of The University of North Carolina

The Board of Governors elects the President of the University of North Carolina. The President is the Chief Administrative Officer of the University. The President establishes administrative organizations to carry out the policies of the University and interprets these organizations to the Board of Governors and to the officers and faculties of the University [The Code of the Board of Governors, Section 501C (7).] The President is assisted by such professional staff members as may be deemed necessary to carry out the duties of the office. These staff members include a senior vice-president and other vice-presidents. In addition, the President is assisted by persons on the staff who are familiar with the problems and capabilities of all of the principal types of institutions represented in the system.

UNC General Administration houses the offices of the President and other senior administrative officers. This core administrative staff is responsible for executing the policies of the UNC Board of Governors and providing University-wide leadership in such areas as academic affairs, public service programs, business and financial affairs, institutional studies and long-range planning, student affairs, research, legal affairs, health affairs, and institutional development. UNC General Administration also has administrative oversight of a number of University affiliates, including UNC-TV, the North Carolina Arboretum, the NC State Education Assistance Authority, the NC State Approving Agency, the UNC Press, and the NC Center for International Understanding. More information about UNC General Administration is available at http://www.northcarolina.edu/leadership/ga.htm

The President of the University of North Carolina

The President of the University of North Carolina is the chief administrative and executive officer of the University. The President has complete authority to manage the affairs and execute the policies of the University of North Carolina and its constituent institutions, subject to the direction and control of the Board of Governors and the provisions of The Code of Board of Governors. The President personally represents the ideals and the spirit of the University of North Carolina to the state, the region, and the nation. As the Chief Executive, the President is the official administrative spokesperson for and the interpreter of the University to the alumni and alumnae, the news media, the educational world, and the general public. The President is responsible for the presentation and interpretation of all University policies, recommendations, and requests to the General Assembly, the Governor, state officers and commissions, and the federal government. The President is a member of, and has the privilege of attending meetings of, all faculties of the constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina (The Code of the Board of Governors, Section 510A.)

Organization of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke Board of Trustees

The Code of the Board of Governors of The University of North Carolina establishes that each constituent institution of The University of North Carolina will have a Board of Trustees to promote the sound development of the institution. The Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke serves as advisor to the Board of Governors on matters pertaining to its institution and to the Chancellor concerning the management and development of the institution (The Code of the Board of Governors, Section 403A.)

The Board of Trustees is responsible for ensuring the institution's compliance with the educational, research, and public service roles assigned to it by the Board of Governors. The Board of Trustees participates in the selection of the Chancellor; approves the candidates for honorary degrees; advises the Chancellor with respect to the development and administration of the budget; recommends the amounts of the fees to be charged for application, athletics, health services, student activities, and technology; and determines the type, level, and extent of student services (such as health care, athletic programs, and counseling) to be maintained for the benefit of students (The Code of the Board of Governors, Appendix 1.) Information about the Board of Trustees is available at http://www.northcarolina.edu/policy/index.php. The current membership of the UNC Pembroke Board of Trustees is listed on the website for the office of the Chancellor at http://www.uncp.edu/chancellor/trustees/.

The Chancellor

The Chancellor is the chief administrative and executive officer of the University. The Chancellor exercises complete executive authority within the University, subject to the direction of the President. The Chancellor is responsible for carrying out the policies of the Board of Governors and the Board of Trustees. The Chancellor provides the Board of Governors with an annual report on the operation of the institution.

The Chancellor is responsible for the administration of the institution, including the enforcement of the decisions, actions, policies, and regulations of the Board of Governors. The Chancellor makes recommendations for the development of educational programs for the University and for the appointment of personnel within the University. The Chancellor exercises full authority in the regulation of student affairs and student conduct and discipline.

The Chancellor is the leader and the official spokesperson for the University. The Chancellor promotes the educational excellence and general development and welfare of the University; defines the scope of authority of faculties, councils, committees, and officers of the University; and authorizes and approves all projects, programs, and institutional reports to be undertaken on behalf of the institution.

The Chancellor is a member of all faculties and other academic bodies of the University and has the right to preside over the deliberations of any legislative body of the faculties of the University. The Chancellor is responsible for ensuring that the University has a faculty council or senate, a majority of whose members are elected by and from the members of the faculty. The general faculty, which includes at least all full-time faculty and appropriate administrators, may function as the council or senate. The Chancellor may attend and preside over all meetings of the council or senate. The council or senate may advise the Chancellor on any matters pertaining to the University that are of interest and concern to the faculty.

The Chancellor ensures the establishment of appropriate procedures at the University to provide members of the faculty with the means to give advice on academic policy and institutional governance, with particular emphasis on matters of curriculum, degree requirements, instructional standards, and grading criteria. The procedures for giving advice may be through the council or senate, standing or special committees, or other consultative means (The Code of the Board of Governors, Section 502.)