Then-Chancellor Holden Thorp asked former N.C. Gov. James Martin to explore, with no restrictions, any issues raised by the University’s review of courses offered in the then-Department of African and Afro-American Studies.
Reports & Resources
Then-Chancellor Holden Thorp and the Board of Trustees also retained Baker Tilly to assess the numerous new policies, procedures and controls the University implemented to strengthen academic practices in the then-Department of African and Afro-American Studies, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Summer School. The review found no gaps in the implementation of the new policies and procedures.
The FEC examined existing reports and recommendations focused on academic irregularities and academic misconduct, identified questions or gaps in knowledge to be addressed, and created a plan for next steps to help ensure the integrity of academic offerings and academic standards.
A thorough review was conducted of all courses in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies, ranging from summer 2007 through summer 2011.
A review of then-current University policies concerning independent study courses, as well as existing protocols related to enrollment and assignment of faculty to independent studies courses.
Recommendations were made to align University’s responsibility and obligations to provide access to high quality academic support services to student-athletes.
The committee was appointed to examine all relevant aspects of the University’s intercollegiate athletics program, report to the faculty any variances with the University’s purposes and standards of conduct, and make recommendations for action by the faculty and the administration.