Policy and Procedures Working Group hires consultant

August 28, 2015

The Working Group has selected EY, a consulting firm with extensive experience working with large, complex organizations, to assist them in recommending a policy and procedure system for the University and piloting that system through the review of several focused areas within the University.

UNC-Chapel Hill reports new information to NCAA

August 14, 2015

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has notified the NCAA’s enforcement staff that, in the course of responding to the NCAA’s notice of allegations of May 20, 2015, it identified two new pieces of information potentially requiring further review. The University is fully cooperating with the NCAA and working within the NCAA’s processes to bring closure to the investigation as soon as possible.

UNC-Chapel Hill posts SACSCOC letter about accreditation decision

July 13, 2015

The University has posted a July 1, 2015 letter from its regional accrediting body, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), which provided additional information about action its Board of Trustees took on June 11, 2015. Sent as part of the commission’s standard protocol, the letter also detailed information SACSCOC would like the University to provide by April 1, 2016, about the effectiveness of specific reform measures and other initiatives instituted in recent years in response to the academic irregularities that ended in 2011.

Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt on accreditation decision

June 11, 2015

Dear Carolina Community:

I am writing to inform you that our regional accrediting agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), has notified the University in a telephone call that our accreditation is being maintained and that a one-year period of probation will be imposed for Carolina in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of the many reforms instituted in recent years in response to the academic irregularities that ended in 2011.

UNC-Chapel Hill releases NCAA notice of allegations

June 4, 2015

The University has released the notice of allegations from the NCAA.

The University posted the 59-page notice and hundreds of pages of exhibits – called “factual information” (FI) by the NCAA – on the Carolina Commitment website after review by the Public Records Office to protect privacy rights mandated by federal and state laws. Carolina received the notice of allegations on May 20, 2015, and will respond within the NCAA’s 90-day deadline.

University forms Working Groups

June 4, 2015

Following the release of the report by Kenneth Wainstein of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, Chancellor Carol L. Folt announced several initiatives to prevent the recurrence of academic irregularities and to strengthen Carolina. To that end, two working groups were formed in May 2015—the Policy and Procedures Working Group, which has been charged with overseeing an enterprise-wide audit and then using the findings to further enhance process excellence and compliance—and the Ethics and Integrity Working Group, which has been charged with reinforcing ethical high-integrity behavior throughout the University.

UNC-Chapel Hill announces receiving NCAA notice of allegations

May 22, 2015

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt and Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham today issued the following statement about receiving the NCAA’s notice of allegations as the next phase in its investigation of academic irregularities and possible bylaw infractions:

UNC-Chapel Hill Statement Regarding Personnel Records

December 31, 2014

Just over two months ago, in connection with the issuance of the report by Kenneth Wainstein of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP on past academic irregularities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University pledged its full commitment to restoring trust, continuing to implement a broad range of reforms, and holding individuals accountable based on facts and evidence and consistent with fair process and appropriate respect for their privacy. The University continues to work hard on each of these fronts.