UNC Board of governors holds meeting
UNC Board of Governors holds their regular meeting during the coronavirus pandemic.
North Carolina channel is made possible by the financial contributions of viewers like you who support the U. N C. T V Neck. Today we have a pretty full agenda today. Before we get started. I want remind everyone your parking passes, your new parking passes or in your folder. So MEREDITH has asked that you take him. Obviously, that's good on any campus. So right in front of Chancellor's house any time you want to. Oh, what do you think about that? Chancellors. No problem. I see a carrier right now. There's okay. First after consultant Chance to dust, which, considering various plans, we've made the hard decision to postpone our campus meeting UNC Chapel Hill that was set to take place in November November board meeting place here in the CSL D, and we look forward to rescheduling our UNC Chapel Hill's campus in the near future. Matt McCall details with the board and a chance. First, we have confirmed a time frame that we yes, everyone that will be conducting today's meeting pursuing amendments, open meetings applied during states of emergency. The amendments were signed in law and earlier in life. Republic Well, electronic means the require however, that we take by way row call, which we will do today. Additionally, pursuant to the amendments to the law, to the law, all chats, instant messages, text or IT communications between members of the board regarding trans public business during the remote meetings are deemed to be public. Finally, I'll ask committee chairs to give you reports from and for all board members to identify yourself participating in deliberation, making motions, the amendments and raising points order. Call on Governor going point occasion, please. Thank you, Mr Chairman. Mighty, we thank you. Off possibility that you had There's on system board. Ask, please could direct and our duration to make the right decisions to take out, please and to walk in your in your name. We pray in accordance with your plan goals, but I certainly appreciate you call Miss McCauley, please. Chair Ramsey Crest Vice Chair Murphy Secretary First Boy Secretary Birds Boy. Mr. Baset Here, Mrs Blue Here. Mr. Buyers. Mr. Clark. Here. Mrs Coward. Mr. Daughtry. Mr Green. Mr. Goolsbee. Mr. Holly, Mr. Home Here. Mr Holder. Here. Mr. Hutchins. Mr. Hutchins. Mr. Curtis Here, Mr Long Here. Mr. Mitchell. Here. Computer reduction art. Thank you, Mrs Nelson here. Mr. Parish. Mr. Mr Powers. Mr. Slow. Mr. Sloan. Mr. Stone. Mr. Will A card. Thank you. Have to go. The State Ethics Act took effect on January 1st 2007 and all members of the Board of Governors and covered by the side to avoid conflicts of interest and appearance of conflicts. Looking at today's agenda for today's meeting, does anyone know that you have a conflict of interest or an interest? Give rise to appearance of a conflict of interest? If so, please let me know now. Yeah, and then we will move forward. So we're truly excite excited on our agenda. Presentation of 2000 team Governor James He Holzhauser Junior Award for Excellence in Public Service. This award was originally announced earlier in the year, but due to circumstances surrounding inclement weather and code 19 pandemic postponing the presentation until now. You all for your patients in this in 2007 aboard Established Award for Excellence Service to specifically to encourage, recognize and reward public service faculty in the university. So most fitting, this award is named after the Governor. Jim Holes how decades of leadership institution in our stadium by hi diversity and his public service mission. Now 10th year, this award is our way of showing gratitude. Appreciation and support for the gifts are Anna Nelson, the former chair of the Committee on Ed Planning oversaw this more process, Nelson reported. Appointed members Verse Sub Committee comprised Steve Longest chair governor Leo Doctrine and Governor Mark Holt. Thank each of those governors long Daughtry and holding for their committee recipients. Person this award award represents, I'd now like to call him announced this year's recipients. Thank you, Mr Chairman, on behalf of the Board of Governors and last year's committee. It is a privilege to introduce the recipients of the 2019 Jane Governor James E. Holzhauser Junior Award for excellence in public service. After thoughtful and careful consideration of many excellent nominees, the committee has chosen to recipients for this year's honor. First recipient is Dr Mark I. West from University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. Mark West is UNC Charlotte's chair and a full professor in the Department of English. Over the course of his nearly 36 year career, he has developed a reputation as one of the pioneers in the field of Children's literature Dr West has advocated for early childhood literacy in his classrooms as well as in his community. He is known not only for his impactful research and expertise also for his excellence in teaching and his dedication to area school district's and to the broader Charlotte community. He regularly collaborates with Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library and organizes important cultural events for the public. In 2010 he collaborated with a former library in to produce a tribute to Nevada. This three day grassroots literary event celebrated the active reading and featured well known authors and community leaders who donated their time for author panels, readings and book signings. Since 2015 he has served on the Planning Committee of the Library Foundations Epic fest free literary event for families, Children and teens. His academic career is marked with achievement and distinction. He received the Bonny e Comb Professorship Civic and Civic Engagement Award in 2019 and in 2016 earned the and Devereaux Jordan Award for outstanding achievement in Children's literature from the Children's Literature Association. Dr. West has authored, co authored or edited 16 books. He is the author of nearly 40 scholarly Journal articles in refereed journals and 20 additional articles that have appeared in popular publications. Now please join me in viewing a short video highlighting Dr West. Impressive work. No, I would not be an English professor today if we're not from my father reading aloud because my love of literature stems from those days. He surrounds himself with Children's culture in there. So when students come in and if they're nervous because they've just come into the program, they sit there and they're relaxed, having a good time. It's an inviting place. We're on our eighth annual Soussa thon, which is a program that Mark West has done for many years, which usually done the closest Saturday to Dr Seuss's birthday. And it's a celebration of not only Dr Seuss's work, but reading in general. To me, it's the pleasure that comes with that is the main reward for it all, and also just just trying Thio promote something that I care about. Obviously, you could look around this office and see how much I care about stories and books. But I care frankly, Maura about Children's literature than I do about adult literature, because to me it makes more of a difference, Dr. West. Congrats. Pick you very well. Uh huh. Thank you, sir. Uh, UNC Charlotte and all of North Carolina owes you a great debt of gratitude. There are young people all over the state and all over the world have discovered a love of reading and a lifetime of learning. Thanks to you, you want credited your career to the fact that your father read aloud to you each night developing a love of stories and literature from an early age. It must give you enormous satisfaction to know that there are many parents who read to their Children. Thanks to your tireless work promoting the importance and joy of Children's literature, the Board of Governors takes great pleasure in presenting you with the 2019 Governor James E. Holzhauser Junior Award for excellence in public Service. We are immensely proud and grateful for all that you have done to make childhood of mawr adventurous and make early literacy a priority and make North Carolina, um, or story to place toe live Dr West. The floor is yours, sir. Thank you very much. It's a tremendous honor to me and to my institution. U N c Charlotte to receive this recognition. I have numerous people I would like to acknowledge and thank first of all, thank all of you and the border governors who have mhm. Just so what? Add upon Doctor especially want to thank Governor Long and the members of the selection committee Governor Daughtry, Governor Holton's from Nelson. I also want to thank current president system President Hans, last year's interim president. President Roper. Yeah, excellent leadership shepherding our our city system through ALS sorts of proud that we've had to deal with because of that. Make really impressed with how well NC system coping? Yes, unprecedented situation. I also thank Kelly Gregory. Yeah, Person who? The academic events specialist who has been my contact back and forth terms this award. She is such a gracious person. Thank you, Kelly, for everything you've done to alleged this process. I also want to thank the members of situation of my university. I've been teaching. See Charlotte since 1984. Cannot imagine a more supportive group of administrators I've worked with over the decade. I want to thank my current Dean Dean Nancy Gutierrez, her support him in my career and my public service work, I wonder Provost Provost John Warden, for all of her support career and my efforts Thio contributed Charlotte community I also want to thank are a wonderful new chancellor. Chancellor gave her really pleased to see her here Charlotte and I also want to thank long time Chancellor that Chancellor back this tie that I'm wearing right now. Phil Dewar gave that to me when he found out had received this award, any sort of hinted that I should wear it. And when she took place, I also on the colleagues in the English My colleagues in English department see Charlotte have been tremendously supportive over the years and have participated in many of the events that I have organized community without their support wouldn't complete things. Okay, take over these last 3.5 decades, I've also worked with many community leaders and partners over the years. I could not possibly mentioned all of them, but I do want to special acknowledged people I work Charlotte Malcolm Bloomberg Library and with Park extent has work with me almost 10 years now, in my annual sues a thon. And of course I want wife Nancy North. My son, a Gavin West who have been very support over the years. And I want to especially congratulate Dr Mountain Martin for his what? Working for all of your excellent work that he does. I think it's very fitting Dr Posey, who teaches in STAMPED Us I of course, I teach in the humanities as English Department being recognized event today for on any great university system. Recognize braces, both the stem disciplines and the humanities. And so I think it's very fitting Ditch This award is going to faculty members in both of those fraud areas. I also want to conclude by saying how his university system has created this award to recognize service. I believe excellent university Young race is not only what it classroom with the student take our programs, but also the larger university system. The larger community, the public at large, great university system is of community, hard the public and this award recognizes that think about a great university system. Think about the U. N C sister very proud, have pursued by entire academic career. I remember in the U. N. C. Says, and I thank you all for this great honor. Thank you. sure. Thank you, Dr West. And congratulations. It is now my privilege to introduce the second recipient of the Governor James E. Holzhauser Award, Dr Martin Pose. Professor Posey has served University of North Carolina, Wilmington's department, biology and marine biology since 1989. He previously served as director of the U. N. C. W. Center for Marine Science and was associate vice chancellor and dean of undergraduate studies. Dr. Poses Three decades long career has been devoted to university research, an outreach and service through which he has translated his academic expertise into policy and management. Much of his engagement work is focused on addressing the variety of challenges facing coastal areas, including resource management and sustainability issues. He has served on the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission. The Coastal Resource is Commission Scientific Panel on Coastal Hazards and the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries Crustacean Fisheries Advisory Committee, among others. He has collaborated with or offered his expertise to community and nonprofit organizations, among them the North Carolina Coastal Federation, the Cape Fear River Organization and the Lower Cape Fear River Pro. Dr. Posey has been devoted to enhancing connections between UNC Wilmington and the Community notably with K through 12 schools. He has been active in Project Quest, which provides hands on learning experiences for middle school students in underserved regions. He has also helped to organize Planet Oceans Seminar Siri's, which brings local and national researchers together to discuss coastal issues. Now please join me in viewing a short video highlighting Dr Beth Moctar poses fascinating work and career. Grew up on a family farm in the family farm for generations. Help my father out. Martin's father, Calvert, was probably a true naturalist. Did crabbing did some fishing to spend a lot of time getting in the back areas. Think that Calvert probably instilled in Martin this idea of appreciating the natural environment just for the sake of the natural environment, just for the sake of having those things there. Martin is when what I call the collaborative leader Martin's personality features that put everyone else at comfort with him, so it makes it very easy to interact with him. Working with Dr Posey has allowed me Thio understand my role in the scientific community and how I can create a better future for the generations to come. Martin's been able to do it to get people to care about that squiggly things that live in the mud. I like that. Dr. Posey. Congratulations, U. N. C. Wilmington, the state of North Carolina and the many, many species that live along the shores air. All lucky tohave you. It's impossible to imagine North Carolina without a vibrant, thriving coast. Protecting that critical resource is the work of generations. And you've done an extraordinary job of preparing our youngest citizens. Take on that responsibility. We honor the natural world best when we seek to understand it more fully. And you have passed that wisdom along to thousands of students across our state. So the border governors takes great pleasure in presenting you with the Governor James. He holds Hauser Junior Award for excellence in public service. We are immensely proud and grateful for all that you've done to deepen our understanding of the places we love. And to make North Carolina, um, or inviting place to live. Dr. Posey, the floor is yours. Thank you. I greatly appreciate this award, and the recognition represents my sincere thanks to Governor Law. Members of the Selection Committee, the Board of Governors, UNC President, system President Hans and former interim president Robert Thank You All. U N C. W Administration and call Supported me. For decades as I've worked on various committees, commissions, task force, I've been very patient with my passion, understanding of the link between academia and surface and mindful of the benefits that integrates information into the classroom, has for our student. Very importantly, I want to recognize the tireless efforts the state and Fed nonprofit organizations, universities and colleges, local municipalities and general community who have been striving to improve and protect our coastal environments for future generations. It is through their efforts that we will sustain our rich recreational commercial fisheries, continued the wondrous and often magical environments that blessed in North Carolina house. We have numerous channels the challenges ahead of us, including impacts of climate change and sea level rise consequences of continued device increasing multi user. But we also have many committed people who are working to address these challenges and the best ways prompts possible. And I remain very optimist that they will work through and come up with the best solutions that we can thank you very much again. I greatly appreciative of the award and the many many people who have supported me throughout these years. Thanks. This is a time of great excitement. Appreciation is the board of Governors. Finally the area too. Dr West, is he And there are many colleagues across the system who strive on a daily basis to serve in a way that enhances the quality of life. Carolinians, I personally look forward to meeting. Yeah. Think both your fields are of great interest to me personally. Forward to talking to you in the near future when that's when that's well, thank you again. Like Thio. Call on press for the present. Thank you, Mr Chairman. As we gather today, our campuses air more than halfway through the most challenging semester. In at least a generation. 14 of our 17 institutions are operating with a mix of face to face and online instruction. Three others are online for undergraduate education at all of them, the faculty and staff of this university continue toe deliver Ah, high quality education under far from ideal circumstances. We know that higher education is essential work. And as we head into our eight month of coping with the coronavirus pandemic, I want to make sure we celebrate the thousands of people showing up for our students each day online in person, in every way they can. There is no pausing people's lives, which means we must be resilient and resolute in providing a life changing education. We've had to adapt to do our part in keeping people safe while also weighing the risk of lost opportunity for thousands of students. There's no perfect answer for the decisions we face Onley honest, grappling with challenging situation. My team and I are checking in every day with our chancellors and with local state health officials to evaluate conditions and make sure we're doing all we can to protect the students and the citizens we serve. We'll continue with the flexible approach we've shown thus far, and I'm grateful to everyone who has demonstrated how we can work through the uncertainty without losing sight of our mission. What we do know for certain is that the year ahead will bring deep financial and operational challenges in the budget and finance meeting. Yesterday, we laid out state budget requests for the university that recognizes reality while protecting our core academic mission. In addition to our effort to establish unified budgets throughout the system. We're taking a disciplined approach with a tightly focused explanation of our priorities. We're not asking for new projects or new initiatives are lawmakers have hard choices ahead. Given the state of the economy, we owe them a concise port of our core needs, including to fully fund enrollment growth. Since we're one of the few universities in the country to add students this year continued support of NC Promise, which is dramatically lowered tuition and expanded opportunity at UNC Pembroke Elizabeth City state in Western Carolina showing up our building reserve so we can properly great the public assets under our care. Strengthening support for faculty and staff who have done exceptional work this year to keep students learning no matter where they are. We want to keep that deep bench of talent innovation right here. This is not a moment for sweeping plans. This is a moment for keeping our most important promises to the students and the citizens of North Carolina, including identifying potential savings that can be carried forward into the next fiscal year. So let's get the fundamentals right That way we will be prepared for any scenarios that unfold and ready to go when the windows of Opportunity open the same economic conditions, stressing state budget. We also create an unprecedented need for access to our institutions. Hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians will be seeking new careers and new opportunities. We know from past experience that many of them will choose to start that search. Our state's community colleges. We've talked for years about creating a seamless path to transfer from community colleges to four year institutions and for that matter, from one UNC school to enough, I'm determined along with you to see that happen. The idea is discussed in the Strategic Initiatives Committee yesterday, and in that planning is, well, especially common. Course numbering can help us get there. There's an obvious economic case for it, but I believe we have a moral obligation in this time of deep need for North Carolina to put MAWR options on the table for people seeking better opportunity and to never let administrative burdens come between students and the education they need to succeed. I spoke at the N. C. State's Institute for Emerging Issues conference last month about what happens when public institutions don't compete effectively for working adults for time pressed parents for all the students would benefit from equality education at this point in their lives. When we fail to provide good options, flexible options, those students wind up in places where they're more likely to leave with a lot of debt and little to show for or get discouraged. And don't pursue further education at all. Tracy McMillan Cottam, who graduated from NC Central and teaches at UNC Chapel Hill, just one of MacArthur Genius Grant, in part for her work on how higher education has too often failed. The students who need us the most, she, she wrote. The risk of changing jobs and moving up the professional ladder has shifted the individual workers, no matter race, class or gender. The risk makes credentials valuable Onley in so far as those credentials are easy to start, easy to fit into complex lives and easy to pay for. That's what improving our transfer policies are all about, and they're just the beginning. You'll be hearing more for me in the months ahead about simplifying financial aid, making the path to graduation clear at all of our institutions an additional support to teach the science of reading that will boost third grade reading proficiency. All these data points Air Connect, and all of them are connected to our work on equity, so you can get a greater sense of why all that work matters so much. By attending our first ever virtual open house for the entire UNC system, which kicks off Monday and be running through next week. After the meeting, Mr Green and I will take a video toe. Promote this. The hard working admissions, recruitment and financial aid staff who delivered a record breaking class this fall aren't resting on their laurels. They're coordinating with us to give students across the state and introduction to all of our public universities. They'll hear from faculty and staff from current students. Get a virtual tour of campus, Everything that's great about a campus this But none of the parking hassles hope we can keep doing this sort of efficient online outreach long after the year is over, because we should do everything we can to support the state in navigating a season of hardship, from researching life saving medicines, to providing life, changing educational opportunities, serving the people, whether or not they ever even set foot on our campuses. So, Mr Chairman, much more work to come. But proud of the work we have already underway together Famous press. Uh, I think I speak for the entire board saying that we share your enthusiasm we share in. We very much appreciate the direction you're trying to carry our university Carson very much. Consider the content, consent agenda. Items live on today's agenda or any items of members of wished had removed for discussion. Hearing none. I would entertain a motion to approve the administrative about consent you very much. Any further discussion when I call him this McCullen Colorado Recorded Chair Ramsay. Yes. Vice Chair Murphy, Secretary Berries. Floyd. Mrs. Blue. Mr. Buyers. Mr. Clark. Mrs. Kaur. Mr. Daughtry! Mr. Goolsbee? Yeah. Mr. Holly? Yes, Mr Holmes? Mr. Halton? Yeah. Mr. Hutchins. Mr. Hutchins. Mr. Curtis. Mr. Mr Mitchell? Yes? Mrs Nelson? Yes, Mr Parrish. You're Mr Powers. Mr. Sloan. Mr Stone. Mr. Willeford. Russian carries. Thank you, Mr Go. I would not like to call Governor homes for report on committee. Fine. This chair Chair Ramsey of members of the Board of Governors. The Committee on Budget Finance began its meeting yesterday with a state general fund update from senior vice for finance and administration Miss Jennifer Hey Good. The committee had discussions Bye, Miss Hagen, on the 2021 through 23 budget parties due to the uncertainty of the state, the Office of State Budget Management has delayed issuing budget instructions for budget request submissions. The system office recommends focusing on four court needs. Full funding of enrollment. North Carolina promise part building reserves as well as compensation funding for funding to recognize the system, faculty and staff. In addition, the committee discussed the need to prudently identify potential one time annual savings in the event contingency funds are needed, continuing extraordinary cost incurred because of coronavirus and in the event of a significant decrease in revenue receipts during the latter half of the current physical current fiscal year and for Physical 2021 through 22. Committee approved the expenditure benchmarks for the president and special responsibility constituent institutions to establish $100,000 two or three purchasing threshold for the UNC system office while maintaining the president's authority to approve purchasing expenditures for all Tier two and Tier three institutions, including system office up to $500,000. It is also recommended that the border governors approved the transition, the Trans the transition of North Carolina State Anti University from tier two two Tier one, which will raise the university expenditure thresholds from $250,000 to $500,000. Back in July, the Capital Construction Task Force made recommendations to improve the efficiency and ensure the that execution of capital projects. One of the recommendations, including delegating authority for advanced planning, to the president of the board of trustees when funded entirely with not general fund money. The change requires amendments to Sections 200.6 and 600.1 dot one of the University Policy Manual, which is included in your materials for border fat. The committee proposed an amendment clarifying that Board of trustees may not further DEL Advanced Planning Authority and approved the amended proposed policy change for duties and authorities of the board of trustees. This item will be presented to the full board for a vote at the next meeting and it will make a point that we're gonna continue to look for opportunities Thio empower the boards of trustees toe to be included in the approval process so more to come there. Miss Lin presented to the committee the system wide stem study Um which for those of you who were here started two years ago uh, in response to a legislative director of the Board of Governors, created a stem planning task force in November of 2018 to oversee the study system. Office hired mgt. Consulting Group to conduct a system wide stem program needs assessment to analyze stem jobs growth and projecting stem enrollment growth jams. The architects and planners was hired to conduct a system wide stem capital planning study. The capital planning study looked at the capacity, utilization and condition and condition of existing stem space and projected the additional need needed to accommodate future stemming Roma growth. The study emphasized renovating or repurpose ing existing space to accommodate future growth for constructing new space and also indicated that that stem space will continue to deteriorate. Additional investment. Both these both of these reports are available in the library and and will be submitted to the legislature. Want encourage everyone to read it. It was it was a really good study and we will be following up on that regular Miss Lin presented three capital of committee also considered routine administrative and transactional items, including the following. Miss Lin presented three capital improvement projects. The committee approved North Carolina Central request for an increase in authorization sure for its new student center in North Carolina State's request for two capital improvement project. The dairy facility in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Greek village phase for infrastructure, town homes and apartments. In addition, Miss Lin presented two separate property items to the committee. First, the state requests acquisitions of Ravens Residence Hall of 322 New Residence Hall on existing property owned by the university. Second North Carolina State requested to just two parcels of property by reallocating them to the North Carolina Department of Transportation to support Thea 40. Widening project. The committee approved next Miss Hagen presented UNC Hospitals request for issuance of special revenue refunding by in aggregate principal amount not to exceed 28,280,000 for the purpose of refunding. The culpable maturity is UNC Hospital taxable Siri's 2010 build America Bonds. UNC Hospital estimates their funding will generate approximately 3.5 million in NPV say the committee approved UNC Hospital Bond and Task Force updates Governor Cota's chair of the construction task force, Nated Hey was scheduled to discuss topics, meeting dates and potential members was staff following the committee meeting. Also, Governor Wendy Murphy, who is now chairing the task force on pricing flexibility and affordability. Uh, yeah and Governor are added as a member as well. The next meeting of the task force will be in over In total, the committee discussed 11 which were on the consent agenda approved earlier today. You, Mr Chairman, Food Power Force can't go to homes. Obviously, budging findings do a lot of work and we appreciate your efforts. Um, now a lot call on chaired Nelson, who will give us the report from the Committee of Head Planning and Policies. Thank you, Mr Chairman. At our meeting yesterday, the Ed Planning Committee reviewed and approved the annual Comprehensive Articulation Agreement between the U. N C system and the North Carolina Community College System. The committee also approved the annual North Carolina a heck report for the General Assembly on the outcomes off our North Carolina medical School graduates, followed by a presentation of a hex pandemic health care workforce studies The U. N C. System Wide peer study proposal was presented and discussed, and we will be voting on this in November. This peer study has been a one year process and carefully developed in collaboration with each of the campuses. The last time this list appear institutions was revised was nine years ago. So in several cases, there are significant adjustments to the peer groups. Again, we will be voting on this in November. Thank you, Mr Chairman. This concludes our report. Thank you, Governor Nelson. We certainly appreciate it. Also, our thoughts response Think his aunt is, um, very ill, and we certainly will pray for him and keep his family in our thoughts and prayers. Um, call on chair Blue to give the committee on the report of committee personnel tenure. Please cheer. Ramsey will now hear from the chair of the staff assembly, Garrett Killian from East Carolina University. Thank you, Governor Blue and thank you. Chair Ramsey for the opportunity to address the board this morning. I'd like to thank you Chair MZ and the entire board for your strong leadership. As we work our way, trying comes. It has not been easy for anyone includes the 34,000 staff in our being a star. I wish we could thank each person individual as they have really adapted in a way that it's nothing short of have made facilities and housekeeping staff worked tireless all summer to ready our campuses for they get stood up, continue to work hard, start cleaning out adapting work, says to accommodate down, you know, with social distancing in mind. It's the tip of the iceberg, though is all of our staff have been amazing. This includes staff like Endemic Advisors, counselors, student health staff, business officer, T style. The list goes on and on many other staff myself included. To tell a working with about two notice back in March, which has been a new concept for most. We continue to do an outstanding job serving the needs of our and students while working remote. One thing I hear from staff, they're interested in the ability Can you some type of tele work pandemic of it is reshaping the way we were, and staff in the system are lucky that we have access to the latest and technology that enable us to be productive from alternate work. Just a zai. I'm speaking to you today from 100 miles a wife, however, to see everyone again and be with you in person, hopefully the same. Also want to speak briefly about staff furloughs? I know it's not an easy decision to furlough anyone. I want to thank each of our chancellors for taking the furlough decisions seriously and doing all they can to keep staff. These were not just jobs but careers committed and dedicated staff personally. No staff that have been furloughed and it's very painful to watch. With very few personnel being hired great to see eligible staff temporarily reassigned areas of need instead of being furloughed. This is a great way to leverage our existing callous while not feeling just good staff Assembly has been pushing forward in a virtual environment. This group we're accustomed to meeting in person, actually in this very same boardroom. Our typical schedule includes three full body meetings annually. April. We've held monthly meetings via WebEx toe. Learn more about the ever changing role rolls surrounding covert related. Lee has afforded us the opportunity to bring up concerns and questions to the systems office. HR stone of which have resulted and new are clarify once that is easier to apply. Matt Brody and Chris Chiron and their staff have been outstanding, and all deserve recognition for being nimble in adapting to the changes. I'll wrap up my comments about staff just saying that we've adapted in ways no one could ever have imagined. You simply can't plan for something you've never seen in your life and something you can only read about from the early 19 hundreds. We A staff. We stand strong, ready to work and to ensure our against continue there and learning in the world system. Earlier this year, Pandemic forced us to cancel our annual chance. Running for those not familiar is our fundraising source. Can it be Royster Memorial Scholars? The scholarship fund, only one of its kind in our system, provides awards to staff U. N C institutions for things like tuition textbooks, certification exams and other professional develop. Despite not having the tournament this year, were still able to make awards which were in the process awarding this fall have been working with Tim Minor and the systems advancement all set up our endowment and I also had the opportunity, the with advancement officers throughout the system, back in all. So they better understand our scholars goals and how they can get involved supporting our scholarship. This summer, we awarded the Erskine B. Bowles Staff Service Award to Mr Christopher Wallace. Bill is the Assembly's most prestigious award and has awarded toe one staff member each year. We invited Christo are July meeting, where we virtually presented him with the award. Chris is a program director at the Stone Center for Black Culture in History. Shot. Yes, he has partnered with campus and community organizations that helped drive the center's mission. Providing academic, cultural enrich port for local K through eighth grade. Um, congratulations, Chris, on your accomplished staff Assembly is very proud of you in your work. Have also been very busy representing the staff assembly, the Racial Equity Task Force. Working along some of you Governor Burress, Floyd, Governor Blue and Governor Holly, we've been collecting feedback from the entire system and having meaningful there's some difficult discussions and our sub. We have some virtual town hall meetings taking place through the end of the month, with two of them specifically for staff. We've also collect film from a recent survey as well as some anonymous fade. I feel like we've offered staffs great opportunity to share their opinions. It is and thought the support staff here the systems off frequently commented how impressed they've been with staff. Sure, for example, we have to staff virtual town hall meetings in the coming days for 100% full with waiting list. We're proud of our institutions and want to see them become more. I'm looking forward to our next steps under the even our Holly. As we began to analyze the data and talk about possible recommendation lastly, right. Watching home finances, President Hans to the staff assembly and about the uncertainty, we don't know what funding will look like here. We've really appreciated his openness and transparent and understand that funding cuts affect us all. Okay, so what call for any might help this system save money? Working in conjunction the Assembly SG leadership. Tim and Isaiah, we shared a few, uh, I want to take this opportunity, offer our asses. Should system leadership Chancellor's start taking deep dives into saving idea. We would appreciate the opportunity to pay and provide input best when can see fire call savings that may not the US to senior leader. Chancellor's Please don't have to reach out to your staff organizations and solicit help. As we are eager to engage and work with you, we're all a big team and working together. We'll get and thank you for your time this morning. Chair MZ governability. Thank you, Mr Killian. I really do appreciate the work of you and staff. Assemble that staff across the system. See, uh, Mr Miner is with us today. We appreciate the fact. Thank you all very much for all of your your efforts on behalf of the UNC system in our, um, each and every student here, his blue will get the remainder of her report after are closed session, and we'll call on her that I'm not like to call on Governor Powers who would give the report on committee on university governance. Thank you. Mr. Chairman. Committee on University governments held a product short meeting yesterday and have one action item for the board today. After many months of reviewing discussion, the governance committee voted to approve revisions made to section 200.7 of the U. N. C. Policy manual duties, responsibilities and expectations of board members. Those revisions included addressing concerns expressed by board members of the September meeting regarding involvement with constituent institutions. And their role is the board representative. The red line and clean versions of the policy were included in the materials inboard effect. On behalf of the Committee on University Governance, I moved that the board, except the revisions made section 200.7 of the U. N. C. Policy man vision. There's a discussion or debate hearing on. I'll ask Mrs McCullen called Roll Police Chair Ramsay. Yes, Vice Chairman. Secretary Berries Boy. Mr. Bloom. Mr. Buyers. Mr. Clark! Mrs Coward. Mr. Daughtry! Mr. Goolsbee! Mr. Holly! Mr. Holmes! Mr. Holmes! Mr. Hutchins! Mr Ha Jin! Mr. Paredes! Mr. Long. Mr. Mitchell? Yeah? Mrs Nelson? Yes? Mr Parrish? Mr. Mr Powers. Mr. Sloan. Mr. Stone. Mr. Willeford. Russian carries. Thank you very much. Most carriage. I will say Governor Powers. This is very important governance decisions made by our board here. I certainly appreciate the work you've done on this, Mr Shanahan support and the Governor's Committee. Thank you. Thank you, Mr Chairman. We've been working on a long time, but I think we've got it really good place. And second, recent amendments to Chapter 1 16 of the General Statutes permit President the university to designate legal counsel for the university with appropriate authorization from the board of Governors. In September, the governance committee and board implemented the authority through a resolution and instructed the president to present to the board and appropriate revision to the U. N. C. Policy manual to incorporate those changes. Our meeting yesterday, the Governance Committee discussed and approved appropriate revisions be made to Section 200.5, the U. N. C. Policy Main. These amendments will come full board through the consent agenda in November. Next, the Community Committee on University Governance will begin a Siris of presentations surrounding free speech and free expression on our campuses. In November, we will have professors Jennifer Larson, Mark McNeely and Timothy Ryan from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill present our committee about the state of free expression on UNC Chapel Hill's campus and some research they have done in that area. These presentations will be an opportunity to showcase how our constituent institutions air committed to promoting and protecting free and the steps that are constituent institutions were taking to inform campus constituencies about rights and responsibilities. A swell as recommendations for improving free expression across the university. Finally, in your blue folders is a list of 2020 winter commencement dates. While the format of many of these commitments commitments are virtual, there's ample opportunity for members of the board to participate. Today I'm taping a message. Greetings for UNC Pembroke Sports are encouraged to do so. Please sign up. Participate where you were. A also one thing toe. Add on. We will probably start our discussions in November looking at trustee selection for next summer. So those on governance committee be aware of that and the rest of the board. If you have any recommendations you'd like to make to us to consider, please keep that in mind. Thank you, Mr Chairman. That concludes my report. Thanks. Call on governor buyers now who will give us or public affairs? Mr. Chairman. Mr. President, I would take one more to as we in this room, uh, no longer have the square tables and have all our chancellor's this soon screen think those chancellors and didn't realize how much I missed seeing and talking to him, which really concerns me. But we tremendous group of chancellor's across this university system and I look forward to the day that we can all be their work on the issues of the universities of North Carolina. The Committee on Public Affairs met yesterday to review the activities that have taken place since our last meeting in September, receiving updates from both our state and federal relations staff. Since our last meeting, Drew Moretz, vice president for state relations and the state relations team, has been working hard on the 2021 UNC policy agenda. The new legislative session will begin January of 2021 amid budget uncertainty. Therefore, the draft agenda will focus heavy on affordability and efficiency procedures. True, presented a copy of the policy request from the institutions and that included HR Flexibilities Carry Forward Flexibility and State financial aid. Simplifications, just to name a few committee will review these policy request and vote on approval of the policy agenda at November's committee meeting next, Elizabeth Mawr, vice president for federal relations, updated the committee on the stimulus plans being proposed in Congress. The most recent proposals 100 billion Senate stimulus has brought it was brought up yesterday. However, it is not expect clear procedural votes. Congress does not agree upon a deal. By the end of the week, talks most likely will be moved till after the election. As for you and see priorities in the stimulus bills. And most scale back bills still provide 29 to 30 billion for higher education, with several plans going as high as 37 bill. We continue to keep on state and local assistance in the package as the inclusion of these funds could assess the state state budget riders who are facing a tough environment. Otherwise, the lame duck session after the elections will continue work on Kobe 19 stimulus bill as well. It's finishing the fiscal year 2021 appropriation bills or a new continuing resolution as a current continuing resolution ends December 11th 2020. Finally, congratulations to North Carolina State, UNC Chapel Hill, Winston Salem State, North Carroll and T. Elizabeth City State and North Carolina School of Science and Math for their petition in the Department of Energy Roundtable with US Secretary of Energy that occurred on October 12. Thank you, Mr Chairman. That concludes my remarks. Thank you governor bars. We certainly appreciate you all use effort on our behalf. Call on governor. Hoping now to give the Committee on Audit Risk management upon Thank you Chair Ramsey. Good morning. The Committee on Audit Risk Management and Compliance met yesterday and received several timely informational items that I will share with you today. First of all, October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, so it's only fitting that we had to presentations focused on information. Secure now is part of the systems CRM enterprise Risk management efforts. The team compiles top enterprise risk. Been doing that for the past several years? Not surprisingly, I t Governance and I t Security have been at or near the top of that list each year. These air critical areas of university operations that require dedicated support and attention. To ensure that these risks air properly managed and address yesterday, U. N C System Office Chief Information Security Officer Kevin Land provided the committee with a presentation on the cyber security landscape, the challenges facing educational institutions in particular, and our level of preparedness for defense and mitigation in those challenges. Keith Warner, our chief information officer, then described the I T governance structure and where I t security fits, showing the opportunities for communication, coordination and collaboration both at the system and with our constituent institutions. Next, we received a presentation from Tracy Doakes and Chris Bill from M. C N C. One of our trusted partners. They discuss cybersecurity services at M CNC provides to North Carolina's education community. They also did, and we discussed several areas where we might be able to leverage their services to enhance our own T security and to provide additional resource is member at institutions, regardless of size. And that may be a great opportunity for us going forward next, with respect to campus safety and emergency operations, Fred Sellers joined us to provide an update on how campus law enforcement is providing response and community policing with regards to the code issue and how campus law enforcement is monitoring, preparing for and responding to events as a result of this election period. It was a very timely opportunity to discuss that area fine. Brent Herron provided an update on training provided the UNC system Public Safety Training Center training has been underway since July. At least four courses air in the planning stages or in the process of being taught. One area of focus is de escalation training for the police officers that will be held for two days in December. This course is a nationally certified training program that follows best practices standards. And once again I urge members of this board. If you have the opportunity to take the time to visit the training center at some point, it za quite quite a good experience. Thank you, Chair Ramsey. That concludes my remarks. Thank you, Governor Holding. We certainly appreciate your leadership. Calling Governor Coward for report on Committee on Strategic initiatives. Thank you, Chairman Ramsey. Yesterday, the Committee on Strategic Initiatives received a progress report on the effort to develop a common framework for literacy and teacher preparation across the U. N C system and discussed opportunities to improve transfer student success as a reminder. In April, the board passed a resolution that called on the system office to develop a common framework for literacy based on the science of reading that will be adopted by all educated preparation programs across the system. That framework will provide a clear, direct statement about what teaching candidate should know and be able to do when it comes to teaching, reading it will be a It will help to ensure that graduate of our teacher prep programs are prepared on day one to effectively teach young people to read to develop the framework. Dr. Laura Bill Bro Barry of the system office, has recruited eight expert faculty members from across the system to serve as literacy fellows. Yesterday we received a progress report from two of them Dr Christine Cavanaugh, clinical associate professor at UNC Greensboro, and doctor pilot Kelly Anetta and associate professor and director of the Reading Education Minor at U. N C. Sharp Fellas described the progress to date and provided the committee with examples of detail, competencies, suggested instructional activities and assessments that will make up the framework. The committee engaged in a lively discussion about the topic, with particular emphasis on the need to move as quickly as possible on the implementation, given the low rates of reading proficiency across the state. We also discussed the opportunities to help in service teachers access targeted legal literacy training in the near term. Following the literacy discussion, we heard a presentation on transfer student enrollment and success, Andrew Kelly documented the significant increase in transfer student enrollment over the past decade, which is a testament to the good work done by this board and the Community College Board. In revising the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement in 2014 we have an opportunity to build on this momentum with policy reforms that further facilitates seamless credit transfer. When students lose credits and moving from one college to another, our receive a lake elected credit that does not count towards their major. It costs the student time and money, and they lead to drop out. We discussed 18 states now sought to address this by implementing common course numbering across public colleges and universities. The committee then heard have heard a number of comments in support of the common course numbering, and I look forward to bringing the committee a draft policy to consider in November. Thank you, Mr Chairman. That concludes my report. Thank going a coward. I just want to make a comment to the board members, uh, call it intentionally, um, schedule the strategic initiatives, meetings with no conflicts. The work that Governor Mitchell started his chair a few years ago on this committee, Governor Coward continues to do is really it's really it is feeding real change in our system. And I would strongly encourage board members and anyone else who was able to attend these meetings. Oh, personally won't take a moment and think, uh, Andrew and Governor Coward and the others for work on this literacy program. It is really an issue for our universities. It's an issue going forward, and something could be transformational for our entire state. And for that matter of our region, I'm very focused on that. No. And I also want to thank Performer, Governor. Goodnight. Who is someone who is very passionate about this and someone who really brought for quite a few years ago and remains very day. So thank you, Coward. I appreciate it again. I'd encourage all I would you come any time you can These meetings I'd like to call on Governor Daughtry for the report on community military and Veteran Affairs Care Ramsey and Board of Governors members dear and I'm meeting. Yesterday, the Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs received an update from Dr Patricia all from Western Salem State University, who is representing the U. N C Venture. She and others from organizations across the state are working together to evaluate current veteran suicide prevention strategy and providing form foundation to the governor on policy changes to improve resource is and access to care. She will provide a future update to the committee when the policy recommendations are complete. Next mis shaven Norris presented presented on the benefits and limitations of the state's current compliance with the Veterans Choice Act. Veterans Choice site is a congressional mandate that went into effect in 2000 and 14 which require institutions of higher learning to grant in state tuition waivers to veterans and their families using VA educational benefits in order to qualify for the tuition. Wait for Under this site, a veteran or family member using via educational benefits must be enrolled in a university of for college within three years, when the veteran left Act Duty Services Mrs Nor shared an overview of other states and their various flight all the six SportsCenter. Georgia extends a three year limitation date to 10 years, broadening their pool of perspective. Military students next Mrs Elizabeth Chung at UNC Presidential Scholar supporting our military affairs team, discuss internal data collected that shows a positive correlation between the implementation of the federal Choice I and increase military in Rome. Cross system. The committee expressed interest in this topic and charge the system. Other research to evaluate the state's person economic impact moved beyond the Veterans Choice I and providing more flexible policies regarding in state tuition. Last week. This is Kathy Smith. Sidener provided updates on the digital marketing and outreach and showcase the Systems brand new centralized website For prospective military affiliated student. This website is result of recommendations the system received from the internal survey of campus leaders, as well as the market research study that was commissioned in 2018. Thank you, Chair Ranjit Clues My remark. Thank Governor. Adultery. I appreciate the work you are doing. Obviously, military is very important to stay North Carolina, and we certainly are glad to have a military duty and veterans in our system. Mm hmm. Bye. Norris and his Seidner in supporting you in this and we appreciate your efforts there. I like to call on Governor homes Now, who wants to making announced here the holding, the tuition and feet update. And I wanted to be sure everybody knew that we change the time 22 o'clock to allow for who will be driving in to do so efficiently. We call that the Wendy Murphy change. So please put that on your calendar and plan to attend. I think it's gonna be a A really informative in foundational, uh, discussion as we move into well, discussions about our tuition of the strategy. Thank God, Homes, I certainly I agree. And I'll be so good Morning, everyone. Thank you for being here today and for your continued service on behalf of the Great university system of North Carroll. Go off script for just a month, and I'd like to recognize Green and asked him to come to the podium and talk with us for a minute. Um, Governor Green told us a story at dinner the night before last, which really exemplified you didn't see actually doing our system is doing and what student government does for young individuals, and I thought it would be take a moment, you all here from him firsthand. So cover green. So good morning, everyone. And thank you, Chairman Ramsey. Since I was really about 10 11 12 I've had the single goal of ending up with a job at Nike and Converse. And as I told you yesterday, I was able to achieve that goal. Last month, I received a job offer as a footwear product line. Managers for Converse starting June 28 8:30 a.m. Boston, Massachusetts. Okay, you in Seattle has been incredibly important to that goal. I came in not not even necessarily planning on going to college. I actually went to the stem early college, AT and T so I could have check off the box that says some college when you click on a college application. Andi, I was running a business escape where business that I was planning on pitching tonight. He eventually. But my parents like you should probably go to college. So I ended up choosing you and see Astro for the small size and being able to be involved in the campus community because it was such a small campus community. During my freshman year, I was able to run and when, uh, my role of student body president, where I was able to learn all of the management skills and three ability toe work, broad type of people to accomplish goals, and that's exactly why I ended up in my role as a s T president and it has all been helpful and preparing me first, my 10 year longer dream of ending up at night giving Congress. So I just want to say thank you, Chancellor Cable and to the U. N. System as a whole for helping me end up and accomplishing my goals. Thank yeah, Don't agree. I don't love any better testament in the UNC system particularly, uh, you and say, Jennifer Cable and and certainly student and how important it is to our system. I could tell you a great member of this board, very much value your comments, full leadership, and I look forward to working with the rest of the year. Send me some shoes. Excuse boat shoes. Yeah, because of the dedication of every member of our communities, there is a lot important work taking place. Our institutions in the midst of this pandemic. That's our mission. We're all committed to me. Yesterday we heard about financial challenges facing the university in the state. Those challenges are really and it's imperative that we continue to be pro active in sense of in our approach to physical manage our university system cannot depend federal stimulus bailouts to solve our financial challenges. This pandemic will affect state revenues for years, and the UNC system will not be immune to those impacts come in present. Focusing on budget priorities and a discipline list of coordinates are absolutely essential to fulfilling our mission. The financial challenges faced by our students and our fans work of this board task force on pricing flexibility and affordability all the more important. I want to thank Governor Mitchell for his leadership informing this committee and for Governor Murphy is willing. Mr Steele share this task force. At this point, I'd also like to thank Governor Pope, who's agreed to become a member of this task force he will bring great insight to. We must look hard at our tuition and fee structure and balance the revenue needs on our campuses. Commitment to maintaining high quality, affordable education accessible for all Students speaking of affordable commend governor homes in the committee finance for the work they're doing looking a student thieves for the coming year. What you just heard about I certainly hope every governor that is able to be part of that meeting will participate we must continue to provide a central services for our students were burning them. Student debt. Much special session institution fee or student fees is important. Step in achieving this goal. Meanwhile, Planning Institute Commission of committees have focused critical attention on transfer students. Their work highlights our efforts to open the university's doors to everyone just graduating high school seniors. UNC System welcomes aspiring students of every age and from every experience include our military and community colleges. I look forward to working with present board to make real progress in streamlining, strengthening our opportunities for transfer students and their success. I'm especially grateful for work on literacy framework development Initiative that we heard about in the Strategic Initiatives Committee yesterday. You may remember this initiative in April, when this board adopted a resolution teacher preparation. Our goal was developed common framework for literacy and education in our teacher preparation programs across the system. Two of our outstanding literacy fellows gave us, um, progress. This initiative yesterday you will join me in thanking all eight faculty members from across our sister contributed so much to making real progress can improve. There are teaching candidates educate our Children in literacy of you who were in that meeting yesterday. Um, there are several of us very passionate about this who are pushing pretty hard. Insurance gets put in place as quickly as possible. Before I conclude. Take him. Thank our former colleague and my good friend Mr Darrell Alison, for his years of service to this board there will pave the way for important work on the H. M s I committee and the U. S. Racial Equity Task Force. His strategic insight, untiring work ethic, expertise and friendship will be greatly missed. This entire work on this issues these issues he cared so nearly continue earned strong leadership of Governor Reggie Holly. Going to work with racial equity regulation force will help ensure that every student, every factory and staff member feel welcome included which institution they call. Thank you again for your help and for all your working dedication, this board into our university system, I would now call vice chair Murphy to give us the motion. Careful. Yes, sir. Mr Goto's I'm sorry. No, we've received some updates from President Hans and from other elements of it. But is there time either Before we go in close session or afterwards where we might have a few minutes. Just chat about UNC s covert plans and reopening plans. Or is that something for the next meeting? Tracking, Hearing some of this from the schools now. So I just trying to make sure we we're aware of get started because that is certainly something critically important to the success of our institutions. We understand that. Uh huh. There's several our campuses. We're still bringing that together. So you, if you would be agreeable, would ask President Hans to come to us next meeting in November, Make us aware of the progress and where we stand with each of our campuses moving forward. It sounds great. They started. Thank you. Go to Murphy. Members of the border governors. I move that we go into closed session pursuant to North Carolina General Statute 1 43 dash 3. 18 0.11 813 and six for the purposes stated in the written motion that was included in the meeting materials which have been made help publicly made available members board. You've heard him. Any discussion about McCollum, Colorado Record Chair Ramsay. Yes. This chair Murphy, Secretary Birds, boy place. Mr. Buyers Mr Clark. His coward. Mr. Daughtry. Mr. Goolsbee! Mr. Holly. Mr Holmes. Mr. Houghton. Mr. Hutchins? Yes? Yeah. Thank Mr Curtis. Mr. Law, Mr. Mitchell is Nelson? Yes. Mr Parish? Yes, Mr It's Mr Powers. Mr. Slide. Mr. Stead. Mr. Will A card commission carries. Thank you, Miss McConn. We will move into closed session and take just a very short break while we While we Dr Posey has a long history of applying his work in fisheries and in aquaculture Mawr generally. And his work has been influential with community based organizations and with governmental entities. And he's received acclaim not only within our state, but nationally and even internationally. I grew up in southern Maryland, sort of the outskirts of a little town called Nanjing Boy. Grew up on a family farm, has been in the family farm for generations. And it was located on this tributary of the Potomac. I called the Nanjing Creek, Did crabbing, did some fishing, help my father out there. A lot of recreational. A lot of time canoeing in the back area of spending time out in the marsh. Martin's father Calvert was probably a true naturalist. Think that Calvert probably instilled in Martin This idea of one a simple life and to appreciating the natural environment just for the sake of the natural environment, just for the sake of having those things there really cool. Just being out there in nature, seeing the occasional thing like box of birds coming right in front of you. So I think that that was a big part of it. Also, though my undergraduate experience at Chapel Hill when I went to Chapel Hill very quickly, I was sort of taken under the wing by one of professors there Dr Charles Jenner, who was also very much a naturalist in what he did, getting out with some of the other some students in the work they were doing. And that sort of took it from being out in nature, just kind of enjoying it, actually moving into the science, getting out on the flats, actually doing experimental work, working with students. And I think that on the graduate experience really sort of solidified the science route up. Martin is one of the what I call the collaborative leader. He loves to work and therefore is easy to connect, connects well and uses that connection to enhance performance, his performance as well as people he is working with. So it's a It's a win win have known Martin since we inter