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UNC-CH Drops Out of the Top 10 in Faculty Salaries

UNC is falling behind its peers, including Duke University, in faculty salaries. The chart below from the American Association of University Professors shows that: In 2010-11, the average faculty salary at UNC was $109,200, compared to $138,100 at Duke. This year, the gap has more exploded by more than double: $138,200 at UNC compared to

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Supporting Institutional Neutrality and Student Success

On Thursday 23 May, the UNC Board of Governors voted 22-2 to replace the Regulation on Diversity and Inclusion (§300.8.5) of the UNC System Policy Manual and Code.  The new Regulation aims to strike a balance between what is referred to—in this Regulation and in contemporary discussions—as institutional neutrality, on one hand, and academic freedom and

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“Gutting” Diversity at UNC: Analysis and Commentary

Image source: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/education/article288711410.html A headline in The News & Observer summed it up: “UNC System board approves policy gutting DEI efforts at NC public universities.” The Board of Governors – with little public discussion and without hearing from people who will be affected – voted May 23 to repeal diversity, equity and inclusion requirements that

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Romper Room: Trustees Fail UNC Again

In just four days last week, the current Board of Trustees once again showed that they are incapable of being entrusted with the state’s “priceless gem,” the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. To recap: Here are the details: Boliek: Using UNC to Campaign Boliek was wrong to use his official actions as a

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Two Coalition Founders Look at What’s Happened at UNC

Image source: https://www.unc.edu/discover/carolina-celebrates-the-class-of-2024-under-the-lights/ Events have come fast and furious at UNC the past few weeks: protests, the police response, graduation and – unfortunately – more ill-advised and ill-timed actions by the Board of Trustees. Today we share different perspectives on these events from two of the Coalition for Carolina’s founders: Dr. Mimi Chapman, professor in

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Don’t short-circuit chancellor search

The following content was created by Public Ed Works.  We requested permission to republish it. RALEIGH (May 8, 2024) – There’s a process to choose chancellors at UNC System campuses. Follow it. If there was any doubt university leadership has become hyper-politicized in recent years, state House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate leader Phil Berger

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Division Over UNC Protest Reflects Damage from Legislative Interference

Image source: https://www.wunc.org/show/due-south/2024-05-01/unc-chapel-hill-pro-palestinian-protests-student-journalists The UNC campus and the larger Carolina community are deeply divided over the pro-Palestinian protests on campus and the administration’s response. This is a time when our university needs experienced leadership, constructive dialogue and a free exchange of ideas and information. It is a time when North Carolina needs UNC to provide

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Dr. Mimi Chapman:  Why Diversity Matters

Dr. Mimi Chapman, pictured with her father,  is a Co=founder of The Coalition for Carolina. My dad was a WWII veteran. I think about him so much now that he is gone because of the lessons he taught me and sometimes the lessons we learned together. Prior to the war, he had attended a junior

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