At the Sept. 5 Faculty Senate meeting, Chancellor Linda P. Brady touched on four topics:
- The UNC Board of Governors is working to create a strategic planning process by early 2013, she said. UNC Tomorrow took place in a different environment, she explained. The new process will tackle some of the big questions facing universities today. Brady has been asked to serve on the advisory council for the planning process.
- A Taskforce on Children at UNCG has been created. It is chaired by Dr. Jim Clotfelter; 24 faculty, staff and administrators serve on the committee. This is a matter of prudence, a precautionary measure taken after seeing the reports from Penn State University and the Freeh Report. “I determined this university needs to be proactive regarding children and vulnerable populations, the chancellor said. The committee is creating a web site, she noted. Their report is expected to be ready by February.
- A search has been launched for the position of vice chancellor for university advancement. Reade Taylor leads the search committee. The search is expected to conclude by the end of this semester, the chancellor said.
- UNC President Ross would like to visit with faculty at all university system schools, this academic year. A potential date for a campus visit with UNCG faculty is Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. A faculty forum is scheduled for that afternoon.
By Mike Harris