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Chancellor Linda P. Brady has engaged a 12-member ad hoc committee to look at the name of Charles Aycock on Aycock Auditorium. Governor from 1901-1905, his policies and views have come under greater scrutiny in recent years. Other universities have looked – or are looking – at their buildings that are named for Aycock. She will give the committee their charge on Jan. 28. It is possible they may make a recommendation about the Auditorium’s name by May, but she wants them to take the time they need.

Provost Dana Dunn noted several items, particularly the annual review process for faculty. A Faculty Forum on Jan. 21 (today) at 3 p.m. in the Alumni House will have two topics: faculty annual reviews and the chancellor search.

Susan Phillips spoke on the successful UNCG New Faculty Mentoring program, which began in 2008. Not counting this year, 59 new faculty have taken part – that is 34 percent of new faculty members. Retention rates for those participating are much higher than for those who did not.

Many chancellor search forums will be held this week on campus. At the conclusion of the forums (the last one is in early February), a leadership job description will be formed. Also, the decision of whether it will be an open search, closed search or a hybrid likely will be made by the committee this week. Anne Wallace, Wade Maki and Susan Safran spoke.

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