Ask UNC Board of Governors, Erskine Bowles, NCA&T Chancellor Harold Martin where are NC A&T Nanoscience MS. and Ph.D. degrees; UNC board of Governors exploited HBCU NC A&T Engineering  circular and Federal sponsored research to establish Nanoscience MS and Ph.D. at cross-town white UNC Greensboro, prohibiting NC A&T from offering Nanoscience PhD and MS degrees and depriving A&T  Nanoscience funding.
 
HBCU  institution North Carolina A&T, one of the state's two land grant institutions, has programs through the doctoral level. Its programs include engineering, arts and sciences, agricultural and environmental sciences, business and economics, education, nursing, technology, and graduates studies.  “ The expected roles of a land-grant institution, is teaching agriculture and engineering, and providing cooperative extension services”.  NC A&T's 2001 amend University Master Plan called for developing 75 acres  of land along East Lee Street targeted to develop new opportunities for both research and education in both the private and academic arenas between the University's technology and agricultural research and its students, which didn't include across-town historical white UNC Greensboro and its members of the Greensboro business community.
 
NCGS § 116-198.34. (8b) says in part “The designation should be based on the express finding that the institution has the administrative and fiscal capacity to create and maintain such a campus, and provided further, that the Board of Governors has found that the creation of the constituent institution's "Millennial Campus" will enhance the institution's research, teaching, and service missions as well as enhance the economic development of the region.” A&T is known for its engineering and agricultural programs and UNCG’s background is nursing and the humanities “.[Its [UNCG] historically strong programs in music, education and nursing are not the kinds of programs that spin off research and development or software companies to fuel high tech economies [Ken Mayer, Editorial, UNCG, A&T University will need to be leaders in the charge for high-tech industry in the Triad, Triad Business Journal Nov 9, 1998] ( Ken Mayer is former Chairman UNCG BOT 2003-2004 & 2004-2005.]  NCA&T and cross-town UNC- G have different research, teaching, and service missions.
 
In 2003-04, with the backbone of North Carolina's industrial economy Tobacco, Textiles, and Furniture outsourced, in decline/recession or outsourced with appropriations for UNC-System taking an ever increasing multi-billion dollar bite out of state's coffers, North Carolina's Legislature thru House Bill 1264 (HB 1264) direct UNC-BOG and COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM  to contract a private consulting firm that had experience in  higher education to conduct a comprehensive study (Staying a step  ahead) of the mission and educational program needs to ensure that the State's citizens are academically prepared and equipped for current job opportunities and jobs of the future in North Carolina's growing knowledge economy.


Emerging from a legislative mandated study HB 1264
,Staying a Step Ahead,  to ensure  the State's citizens are academically prepared and equipped for current job opportunities and jobs of the future in North Carolina's  growing knowledge economy, explicitly referred to research clusters created by HBCU NCA&T
Nanotechnology, Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, should have been HBCU NCA&T Signature Programs
 
The National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) responsible for collecting and presenting statistical data and information for the nation; classifies Nanoscience and Nanoengineering as Nanotechnology CIP 15.1601: Engineering technologies and Engineering related fields.
 
HB 1264 (6),  says with regard to the University System, there shall be special emphasis on the development of signature programs for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
 
“Signature programs” have been defined as those that are distinctive, that build on existing strengths, that advance the institution’s profile, and that serve regional and/or state economic transformation needs."
 
Historical Black Land Grant NCA&T was listed as University focus on Nanotechnology in 2005.
Cross town Historical White UNC Greensboro was not listed as a University focused on Nanotechnology.
 
It  is predicted that nano scale science will change the nature of almost every human-made product this century. This field has great potential applications in materials, medicine, electronics, optics, data storage, advanced manufacturing, environment, energy, and national security. Some specific applications include: lightweight new materials with greatly improved strength and wear characteristics; ultra dense computer memory; better drug design and better drug and gene delivery; sensing applications for agricultural, biological, chemical and homeland security applications; improved catalysts for the chemical and automotive industries; new materials to improve fuel economy and carbon dioxide emissions; and improved batteries and energy efficient processes for energy technologies. Nanoscale materials already find use in numerous pharmaceutical, catalytic, electronic, magnetic, optoelectronic, biomedical, cosmetic and energy applications.
Staying a Step Ahead (HB 1264(7)(2003-04)) the Legislature mandated the Board of Governors emphasized existing and new programs at Liberal Arts  Universities specifically aimed at meeting business, industry, workforce, and career needs of North Carolina in the State's changing and growing knowledge-based economy, taking into account, as appropriate, State and regional economic strategies.
Its [UNCG] historically strong programs in music, education and nursing are not the kinds of programs that spin off research and development or software companies to fuel high tech economies [2]

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro 2003-2004 Profile

 
 With the source of enrollment growth being minorities as white enrollment leveled off across  the  University of North Carolina, Guilford Technical Community College experiencing record enrollment, ECPI University and ITT Tech offering addition technology based education in the Triad education market place.   What’s left on the plate for Majority serving Liberal Arts UNCG with a potential national and
 

 
regional prominent HBCU NCA&T across town? Would political astute business organization affiliated UNC-G use political connections to reposition Majority serving  UNC-G in and Minority serving NCA&T out?  UNC-G 2003-08 formulated a 2003-08 academic plan to establish a joint Millennial campus with NC A&T.
 
Reported in the Media : "The goal isn't to expand mankind's body of knowledge so much as it is to expand the local economy." [1]
 

Rewinding to 1991-92, at bequest of UNC Board of Governors NC Legislature enacted NC GA § 116‑252. Piedmont Triad Graduate Engineering Program in support faculty and graduate students involved in engineering at the campuses of The University of North Carolina.  In doing so UNC Board of Governors rejected a $20 Million dollar NCA&T/UNC-G Engineering and Science Research Center.


 Reported in the Media: "UNCG/A&T proposal had won the enthusiastic  endorsement of top  Greensboro business leaders.  Acting through the Greensboro Development Corp., they last year commissioned a $300,000 study  to determine what areas of research  at UNCG/A&T  center could engage in to the benefit of the Triad economy and its  industries"; and I'm [banker E.S. ``Jim'' Melvin, chairman of the Greensboro Development Corp convinced it  [Research Center] is the thing to do, but we've got to work through the university system, build the case for it and get it high on the board's priority list. That's going to take some time.'' reported Jack Scism  TRIAD SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH CENTER: VIABLE DREAM OR PIE IN THE SKY? , JACK SCISM, Greensboro News & Record - Monday, July 20, 1992 . (emphasis added)
 
Last month, the members [Greensboro Area Chamber of Commerce] came up with a recommendation: a Knowledge Campus, " more commonly known as a research park. this campus would house N.C. A&T's and UNCG's flagship research programs, like engineering and biotechnology" There, cutting-edge research could be spun off into startup businesses and lure exiting ones from other parts of the nation. Young people would flock to Greensboro for a shot at high-paying, high-tech jobs with a real future. [ 5]
 
 
Greensboro City's Greensboro Connections 2025 Comprehensive Plan was adopted May 2003.  A key principle of the Comprehensive Plan is to promote economic development in historically under-served parts of the City such as East Greensboro. Properties in these areas should receive priority consideration as the City designates and promotes land for economic development. The NCA&TSU Farm site is one such candidate.  7D.3 Promote economic development through public/private partnerships to include government, economic development agencies, educational and health care institutions, and businesses. Build on existing partnerships and initiatives in this effort. Examples include:
 

University-related research and development opportunities with UNCG and NCA&TSU (building on the example of the Nussbaum Center incubator facility)[ One of their primary tasks will be keeping tabs on research at the two universities, in areas such as engineering and sciences, that might have commercial uses. They will look for existing companies that could benefit from that research and explore the potential of using it to create start-up businesses.][1]

Work with NCA&TSU to establish a research park on the A&T farm property, [NCA&T Farmland is located in Guilford County not Greensboro City

 
Reported in the Media:.."Last year, the development corporation proposed the idea of developing a UNCG/A&T Knowledge and Industry Campus, perhaps in southeast Greensboro. ... This would be the beginning of our version of N.C. State's Centennial Campus."  [ 3 ]
 
 
No statuary NCGS: 116-198.34. (8b)  NC A&T/ UNCG Joint Millennial Campus was designated Oct. 2003 enabling  Greensboro Center for Innovative Development, Inc.  to administer the educational, research, and economic development mission of  a Joint Millennial Campus. No lawful leased was executed  by Board of Governors  to the Greensboro Center for Innovative Development, Inc. for Session Law 2003-284, Section 6.20, land and facilities and 75-acre parcel of NCA&T Farmland to the Greensboro Center for Innovative Development, Inc. - renamed Gateway University Research Park, Inc
 
A Millennial Campus is Real Property designated by UNC Board of Governors pursuant NCGS116-198.34 (8b) which says in part: Upon formal request by the constituent institutions, the Board of Governors may authorize two or more constituent institutions which meets the requirements of this section to create a joint Millennial Campus. § 116-198.34. General Powers of Board of Governors.
 
`I think for the next 50 years, A&T and the engineering programs and science programs are going to be an integral part and a driving force in the economic development of the community,'' said Greensboro attorney Jim Phillips Jr., a member of the UNC Board of Governors"   4]
 
Published as "the most plugged-in attorney in North Carolina", northcarolina.edu minutes claim  allege lobbyist for the city of Greensboro, Greensboro Attorney Jim W. Phillips, Jr.,  Committee Budget and Finance Chair speaking before Board of Governors stated  the Boards of Trustees at North Carolina A&T State University and 
Video Video Video
   

the University of North Carolina at Greensboro requested that the land formerly designated for the Central School for the Deaf and allocated to the Board of Governors by the  2003 Session of the General Assembly and a 75 - acre  parcel of land currently

comprising a portion of the  North Carolina A&T State University Farm be designated as a Joint Millennial Campus, alleged approved Oct 10, 2003, at Appalachian State.

 
Proposed  Lease was smoking Gun No statuary NCGS: 116-198.34.(8b) NC A&T/ UNCG Joint Millennial Campus was designated Oct. 10, 2003 by UNC Board of Governors for Session Law 2003-284, Section 6.20, land and facilities, and 75-acre parcel of NCA&T Farmland
 
UNC System General Administration is not a constituent university in the  UNC System. Therefore the Millennial Campus Statue does not provide for the General Administration to create an NC G. S.: 116-198.34. (8b) Joint Millennial Campus and UNC Policy Manual 600.1.3 limits the President to acquisition of Real Property to $25,000 or  less without Board of Governors approval and any proposal involving the acquisition or disposition by the institution of any interest in real property shall be recommended by the Board of Trustees.
 
 Erskine Bowles UNC System Acquisition of Real Property by lease P0-1 dated March 13, 2006 for the purpose of establishing a Joint Millennial Campus for North Carolina A&T
 
State University and The University of North Carolina Greensboro.  Proposed Lease unequivocal extinguished  UNC  Board of Governors alleged Joint Millennial Campus - North Carolina A&T State University and the  University of North Carolina Greensboro -  false claim  Oct. 10, 2003 designation of  the Central School of the Deaf reallocated to the Board of Governors and 75-acre parcel on NCA&T farmland as Joint Millennial Campus.
 
 
" I am so energized by the potential of this research park, in particular the joint schools of nano technology and nano science. The world is seeing explosive growth today in the commercialization of nanotechnology. We will have all of the assets right here in Guilford County that we need to participate in that explosion, and they will be right here at the Gateway University Research Park." said Erskine  president of the University of North Carolina system .
 
UNC BOG Committee on Budget and Finance, April 2006, approved recommending 1.3 million dollars for planning a Biotechnology Building at NCA&T to full BOG.  Proposed facility would enable NCA&T to support ongoing and expanding research activities in bioengineering, biotechnology, and biomedicine.  NC A&T' biotechnology program is interdisciplinary and will incorporate research activities currently housed in the College of Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, and School of Agriculture and Environment Sciences The Total cost of this project is $25 Million dollars.
 
 
Subject of a policy discussion Nov. 2006, UNC Board of Governors 2007-2009 Budget Priorities November 10, 2006 called for Pending Board of Governors approval, funding for the creation of a joint Graduate School of Nanoscience  and Nanoengineering at NCA&T  and UNC-G's Millennium Campus.
 
Million dollars.
UNC Board of Governors 2007-09 budget Priorities bogus claim the Greensboro Center for Innovative Development- renamed  Gateway University Research Park- as NCAT/UNC-G Joint Millennial Campus relocated NCA&T College of Engineering, School of Technology, Physical Sciences and Applied Sciences programs and research, off –campus to the bogus Joint Millennial (with UNCG) doubling the cost $25 million vs. $50 million.
 
 
With significant support from the Greensboro Partnership, during the 2007 legislative session, Gateway University Research Park, Inc. was awarded $58 million ($5 million as an appropriation and $53 million in COP's) for the construction of an approximately 100, 000 square foot facility for the newly created Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN). [UNC-G Cornerstones, Table CS 4-2 Gateway University Research Park, Inc. Academic Affairs Annual Report AY 2007/08P34].
The [UNC-G] Associate Provost for Research and Partnerships serves on the Government Relations council for the Greensboro Partnership and through this role contributed to the lobbying efforts with the state legislators for funding for the Joint School of  Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. The College [College of Arts and Sciences] was a central player in the continuing work to establish the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering with NCA&T University. Degrees or programs being considered for the future· MS in Nanoscience and Ph.D. in Nanoscience. [UNC-G Curricular Planning, Academic Affairs Annual Report AY 2007/08]
 
Bowles contacted David McCoy State Budget Officers,  Office of Management and Budget pursuant  funding to Gateway Research Inc.
 
 
UNC Board of Governors fraudulent claiming HBCU NC A&T and HWI UNCG were partners in NCA&T/UNCG Joint Millennial Campus. May 2007 UNC Board of Governors established alleged Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, at bogus NC A&T / UNCG Joint Millennial campus Gateway University Research Park. Whose mission was to offer (a) joint interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree and (a) joint professional science master's degree,

PCG/UNC-NCCCS/UNC Interim report 3.doc/RB.SP.PC.CR.ATPCC.1/CC.14/10May05

 
Historical black North Carolina A&T, as one of the state's two land grant institutions, has programs through the doctoral level. Its programs include engineering, arts and sciences, agricultural and environmental sciences, business and economics, education, nursing, technology, and graduates studies. “The expected roles of a land-grant institution, is teaching agriculture and engineering, and providing cooperative extension services” .  Consistent with other engineering schools in the UNC System offering Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (Material Science) programs  are not  Substantial Changes as defined by the SACS and  consistent with the education, curricular, mission and goals of NC A&T State University.


University of North Carolina at Greensboro  2008-2009 Profile

 
For Liberal Arts UNC Greensboro with programs in music and nursing to offer Nanoscience degrees  requires access to NCA&T academic programs and research:  “Although the degree is in Nanoscience (does not include Nanoengineering),


 
students will be given the opportunity to take relevant courses at the
School of Engineering at North Carolina A&T University and must be able to work on collaborative projects with faculty in the School of Engineering.
 
Harold Martin, Rob Nelson, Alan Mabe, email dated December 09, 2008, Subject Joint Millennial Campus  to: Provosts Perrin and Thompson UNCG and NCA&TSU , attachment Second Document Page 9 UNC GA/Questions from UNC General Administration’s notes the March 3, 2008 Memorandum (Management Agreement) needs to be revised, updated and reapproved.
 
 
Erskine Bowles UNC System General Administration approved Amended and Restated Management Agreement April 2009 whose Curriculum/ degrees Nanoengineering degrees will be awarded by NC A&T. Nanoscience degrees will be awarded by UNCG.
 
 Erskine Bowles UNC System General Administration inconsistent with UNC System approved JSNN  to offer (a) joint interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree and (a) joint professional science master's degree; UNC System General Administration approved Amended and Restated Management Agreement Curriculum/ degrees were unauthorized and forced NC A&T out of the JSNN Mission to offer Nanoscience  degrees.
 
NC A&T Chancellor Dr. Stanley Battle resigned effective June 30, 2009. Dr. Harold Martin became the next chancellor at NC A&T July 2009.
 

A degree program is a program of study in a discipline specialty that leads to a degree in that distinct specialty area at a particular level of instruction.   As a general rule, in order to be considered for degree program status, a course of study should require at least 27 semester hours in the proposed program area at the undergraduate level; at least half the number of hours required for the degree at the master’s level; and at least 21 hours in the proposed program area at the doctoral level. [Adopted 05/06/09]
 
Notwithstanding  the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), categorized Nanoscience as CIP 15.1601 Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields.  UNC General Administration applied  CIP 40.9999 (Physical Science) to UNCG academic offering . Note UNC-G has a School of  Arts and Science.
 
Doctor of Philosophy in Nanoscience
The PhD in Nanoscience requires a minimum of 60 hours and is designed to prepare students to take positions in industrial, governmental, or academic research settings by providing a solid background in Nanoscience theory and experimental techniques through course work and dissertation research.
 
Erskine Bowles UNC General Administration categorizing Nanoscience Ph.D. as a Physical Science; examining UNC Greensboro curricula for similar Physical Science Ph.D.  programs determined:

 UNC Greensboro offer no similar Ph.D. programs.

 
The University of North Carolina Board of Governors authorized HWI UNC Greensboro Nanoscience MS on November 13, 2009 and  PhD program in Nanoscience on January 8, 2010.


Requiring UNCG students take relevant courses  at the School of Engineering at North Carolina A&T University and will be able to work on collaborative projects with faculty in the School of Engineering”,  excluding (The) North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State university from offering  MS and PhD Nanoscience degrees forcing the HBCU out of the JSNN Mission to offer (a) joint interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree and (a) joint professional science master's degree.
 
Reported in the media: UNCG and N.C. A&T are partners in the project. UNCG is offering graduate degrees in nanoscience. A&T will eventually offer degrees in Nanoengineering.  (Jonnelle Davis ( Nano, money No.1 on A&T, UNC-G list News & Record 10.04.2010)
 
[1] UNIVERSITIES TO SIGN RESEARCH Agreement, Greensboro News & Record - Wednesday, May 19, 1999 , Author: TIM THORNTON Staff Writer
[2]
[Ken Mayer, Editorial, UNCG, A&T University will need to be leaders in the charge for high-tech industry in the Triad, Triad Business Journal Nov 9, 1998] ( Ken Mayer is former Chairman UNCG BOT 2003-2004 & 2004-2005.
[ 3] [UNCG, A&T University will need to be leaders in the charge for high-tech industry in the Triad Nov 9, 1998, 12:00am EST Ken Mayer Editorial  Note Key Mayer is a former UNC-G Board of Trustees Chair. emphasis added
[4] [A&T CHANCELLOR PLANS TO RETIRE: FORT: GOALS COMPLETE, Greensboro News & Record - Friday, May 29, 1998,  BETH MCMURTRIE Staff Writer]

[5]Could Greensboro Support Research Park? News & Record Oct.19.1997 Beth McMurtrie