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.
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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.
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.
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.
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:
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on March 5, 2015 released the following statement from Rick White, Associate Vice Chancellor for Communications and Public Affairs:
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has posted its report responding to a request for information from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), its regional accrediting body.
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.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) has requested additional information and documentation about the University’s compliance with accreditation standards.
Dear Carolina Community:
In the days since Mr. Wainstein’s report was released, I have seen and experienced many acts of character on our campus and beyond – from quiet moments of reflection to public discussions.