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Restructuring Committee Completes Report

030211Feature_AcademicThe Restructuring Committee (RC), a group of faculty, staff and students that has been meeting since the summer, has completed its report on options for creating a new academic unit at UNCG focused on health and human development.

The report states: “The RC is recommending two options for structuring the new Unit at UNCG. These options reflect the charge and drivers used by the committee which are detailed in the full report, as well as the constraints placed on the committee by university administration during the committee’s deliberations. One option includes all HHP and all HES departments except Interior Architecture, as well as the programs in Gerontology and Genetic Counseling under a single dean and administrative staff. The other option is identical to the first but adds the School of Nursing under the same Dean’s administration. These models are consistent with the charge and goal of the restructuring committee to recommend a single academic unit that enhances collaboration through interdisciplinary approaches to curricula, community engagement and research.”

The university is seeking feedback by March 9 on the report, which is posted on the Academic Restructuring web site. Comments may be emailed to chancellor@uncg.edu; mailed to Office of the Chancellor, P.O. Box 26170, Greensboro, N.C. 27402-6170; or submitted through the restructuring web site.

“This new academic unit will support student success and faculty achievement by promoting greater collaboration in teaching, research and community engagement,” Chancellor Linda P. Brady wrote in an email. “We firmly believe this reorganization will enhance our ability to meet the needs of our students, our community, our state and our world in the years ahead.”

The first step in the reorganization will be taken July 1, when the Department of Interior Architecture from the School of Human Environmental Sciences will join the College of Arts & Sciences. The university proceeded with this move, because it is a consistent element of all plans under consideration.

The UNCG Board of Trustees and the UNC system’s Board of Governors must approve the creation of a new school or college.

The Academic Affairs/Student Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees will review feedback and discuss recommendations for restructuring on Monday, March 14. The Board of Trustees will hear a presentation on the issue and could approve a specific proposal at its next meeting, 8:30 a.m. Thursday, March 17, at Gateway University Research Park, 2901 E. Lee St., Greensboro.

By Dan Nonte
Photograph by Chris English