Ask UNC Board of Governors, Erskine Bowles, NCA&T Chancellor Harold Martin where are NC A&T Nanoscience MS. and Ph.D. degrees; Clearly UNC board of Governors is exploiting  HBCU NC A&T Engineering  circular and Research to establish Nanoscience MS and Ph.D. to cross-town white UNC Greensboro, at bogus NC A&T / UNCG Joint Millennial campus Gateway University Research Park

 
“It [JSNN] will be one of the most stimulating opportunities in the history of the area and will serve as a national model for collaboration [slavery] between two institutions, one a historical black institution and the other a historical white female institution.”
 
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,  to offer (a) joint interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree and (a) joint professional science master's degree.
 


 

Historical Black Land Grant NCA&T was listed as University focus on Nanotechnology May 2005.
Cross town Historical White UNC Greensboro was not listed as a University focused on Nanotechnology
 

 

 
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 Student access to NC A&T Engineering curricular and research. Excluded HBCU (The) North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State university offering MS and Ph.D. degrees.
 

 

The UNC Policy Manual 400.1.1.1[G]


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]
 
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.
 

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

 


University of North Carolina at Greensboro  2008-2009 Profile

 
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.
 
Professional Master of Science in Nanoscience
The 33-hour, non-thesis MS in Nanoscience follows the Professional Master of Science degree model, featuring course work in Nanoscience and business and an internship to provide practical experience.
 

UNC General Administration applied 
CIP 40.9999 (Physical Science) to UNCG academic offering determined UNC at Greensboro offered only a Master in Chemistry on the graduate level in the category of Physical Science.

Clearly
UNC Greensboro academic inventory was substantially below the general rule at least half the number of hours required for the [Nanoscience] degree at the master’s level; and at least 21 hours in the proposed program [Nanoscience] area at the doctoral level.
 
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.

 
 
Clearly UNC Greensboro academic inventory is substantially below the general rule at least half the number of hours required for the [Nanoscience] degree at the master’s level; and at least 21 hours in the proposed program [Nanoscience] area at the doctoral level.
 
Unambiguous UNC-Greensboro academic inventory of Doctoral degrees in English: Psychology: Education: Counseling; Geography, Nursing; Nutrition; Performance; Human Development and Family Studies; Exercise and Sport Science; Curriculum and Teaching; Information systems and Operations management; consumer, apparel, and Retail studies; and Music is ill prepared to offer “A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical, scientific, and engineering principles and technical skills to manipulate matter at the atomic and molecular level (in the range of 1-100 nanometers) and to design, fabricate, and integrate nanoscale structures, devices, and systems.

 

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 will be able to work on collaborative projects with faculty in the School of Engineering”.
[Request to Plan Joint NCA&T/UNCG Joint Nanoscience Ph.D.]
 
Why is across-town Liberal Art UNC Greensboro with programs in music and nursing, requiring relevant courses be taken 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”, except for unvarnished racism offering Nanotechnology degrees?
 



 

 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; "but that center [Piedmont Triad Engineering  Research Center]
contains no role for  UNCG, which had hoped to get several doctoral level  programs out of a joint engineering and science research center with A&T";
   
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)
 
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." [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
 

 
Reported in the Media: UNC-Greensboro Board of Trustees Nov. 2, 2006,   approved budget request part of a 19-page proposal outlining plans for the nanotech program scheduled to go before trustees at A&T Nov. 15.  The school, as it is proposed, would offer a doctorate in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering and a professional science master's program.  Officials from both A&T and UNC-G
 declined to comment on the proposal because it had not yet been presented to the A&T trustees.  It must be approved by both schools before it can be submitted to the UNC General Administration for evaluation. “ [
Big money, small science: UNC-G, A&T to seek $65M for nanotech school] Emphasis added 
 
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]
 
Not with standing  NCA&T board of Trustees had not met. Subject of a policy discussion 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. 
 


 

Historical Black Land Grant NCA&T was listed as University focus on Nanotechnology May 2005.
Cross town Historical White UNC Greensboro was not listed as a University focused on Nanotechnology
 

 

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,  to offer (a) joint interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree and (a) joint professional science master's degree.
 

 

NC A&T and UNCG submitted Request for Authorization to Establish a New Degree Program , joint Ph.D. in Nanoscience CIP 40.999 dated October 10, 2008 and joint Master of Science in Nanoscience  CIP 40.999  dated November 21, 2008 to UNC General Administration.  Two programs with the same CIP code should initially be viewed as duplicative. [UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA  PROGRAM DUPLICATION STUDY  James H. Woodward November 1, 2011, p.5]
 
United States v. Fordice, 505 U.S. 717 (1992) a United States Supreme Court case that resulted in an eight to one ruling that the eight public universities in Mississippi had not sufficiently integrated and that the state must take affirmative action to change this under the Equal Protection Clause and Title VI.    This is not a legal setting but context comparison UNC BOG & SOCS policies in light of the selected text held in UNITED STATES v. FORDICE, GOVERNOR OF MISSISSIPPI :
 

..If the State perpetuates policies and practices traceable to its prior de jure dual system that continue to have segregative effects ...implicit in the court’s finding of “unnecessary” duplication is the absence of any educational justification ....and such policies are without sound educational justification and can be practicably eliminated, implicated the Equal Protection clause... , emphasis added.

 

 

 


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 Student access to NC A&T engineering curricular and research. Excluded (The) North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State university offering MS and Ph.D. degrees
 

UNC Board of Governors Minutes May 2006

 

Policy on Academic Program Planning

The UNC Policy Manual 400.1.1.1[G] Adopted 05/06/09

 
 
Chancellor signature certifies proposal [UNC Policy Manual 400.1.5(G)] to establish new degree program was reviewed and approved by the appropriate campus committees and authorities. 
 
Responding to a Public records request to Dr. David H. Perrin UNCG Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor,1/7/11, for a copy of an UNCG chancellor signed request to establish stand alone Masters and PhD Nanoscience degrees at UNCG,  Counsel Steve Serck responded  "In response to your request of 1/7/11, no such documents as you described exists."   
 
Unambiguous lack of UNCG Chancellor Dr. Linda Brady signed Proposals requesting  to establish Nanoscience Professional Master of Science in Nanoscience and Ph.D. Nanoscience clearly demonstrated UNCG had not expressed intentions to establish the degrees, they had not been approved by the faculty and administration, and were not pursuant UNC Policies 400.1.1,1[G]and 400.1.1.5[G]. 
 

 
 

The UNC Policy Manual 400.1.1.1[G]


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]
 
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.
 
Nanotechnology.  Definition: A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical, scientific, and engineering principles and technical skills to manipulate matter at the atomic and molecular level (in the range of 1-100 nanometers) and to design, fabricate, and integrate nanoscale structures, devices, and systems. Includes instruction in materials science, thermodynamics, nanomaterials, Nano electronics, and nano/micro device fabrication and testing. [https://nces.ed.gov/search/?q=nano+science]:
 

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

 

 
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 will be able to work on collaborative projects with faculty in the School of Engineering”.
[Request to Plan Joint NCA&T/UNCG Joint Nanoscience Ph.D.]
 


University of North Carolina at Greensboro  2008-2009 Profile

 

 
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.
 
Professional Master of Science in Nanoscience
The 33-hour, non-thesis MS in Nanoscience follows the Professional Master of Science degree model, featuring course work in Nanoscience and business and an internship to provide practical experience.
 

UNC General Administration applied 
CIP 40.9999 (Physical Science) to UNCG academic offering determined UNC at Greensboro offered only a Master in Chemistry on the graduate level in the category of Physical 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.
 
”The addition of a doctoral program is not an easy or simple extension of the master’s program. Unlike most master’s programs, a doctoral program is research-based. While doctoral program requirements routinely include additional course work, the central program requirement is the dissertation. The topic for the dissertation normally derives from discussion with faculty who are engaged in research and therefore knowledgeable about the “frontier of knowledge” in the discipline. For a faculty member to then properly guide and assist the student’s dissertation research, that faculty member must be an active researcher. Hence, the implementation of a doctoral program must be preceded by the assembling of faculty who are conducting publishable research in that discipline. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PROGRAM DUPLICATION STUDY Submitted by James H. Woodward  November 1, 2011 p12]  
 
UNC at Greensboro 10th among the 11 institutions conducted $45,000 dollars of Nanotechnology research between 2000 thru 2005. NCA&T was 4th in Funding in Nanotechnology Research at North Carolina Universities with $11 Million Dollars between 2000-2005.

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.

 
 
Clearly UNC Greensboro academic inventory was substantially below the general rule at least half the number of hours required for the [Nanoscience] degree at the master’s level; and at least 21 hours in the proposed program [Nanoscience] area at the doctoral level.
 



 

 
 
 
 
NCA&T/UNCG Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering Management Agreement  March 3, 2008.

 

 
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 will be able to work on collaborative projects with faculty in the School of Engineering”.
[Request to Plan Joint NCA&T/UNCG Joint Nanoscience Ph.D.]
 

 

 
 


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 Student access to NC A&T engineering curricular and research. Excluded (The) North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State university offering MS and Ph.D. degrees
 
 
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.
 


 

Historical Black Land Grant NCA&T was listed as University focus on Nanotechnology May 2005.
Cross town Historical White UNC Greensboro was not listed as a University focused on Nanotechnology.
 

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” .
 
 
UNC Board of Governors January 2007 authorized UNC Charlotte, which has an Engineering School, to offer a Ph.D. in Nanoscale Science.  Offering Nanoscale Science was not a Substantial Change as defined by the SACS for UNC Charlotte.  Nov. 2012 UNC Board of Governors authorized a Master’s in Nanoengineering to Land Grant Institution NC State, which has an Engineering. Offering Nanoengineering was not a Substantial Change as defined by the SACS for NC State.

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.

 
”The addition of a doctoral program is not an easy or simple extension of the master’s program. Unlike most master’s programs, a doctoral program is research-based. While doctoral program requirements routinely include additional course work, the central program requirement is the dissertation. The topic for the dissertation normally derives from discussion with faculty who are engaged in research and therefore knowledgeable about the “frontier of knowledge” in the discipline. For a faculty member to then properly guide and assist the student’s dissertation research, that faculty member must be an active researcher. Hence, the implementation of a doctoral program must be preceded by the assembling of faculty who are conducting publishable research in that discipline. [2]

NCA&T was 4th in Nanotechnology Research at North Carolina Universities with $11 Million Dollars between 2000-2005 compared to UNC Greensboro 10th with  $44, 999.

 
Nanotechnology is Experimental
NCA&T State University has been funded at an average rate of $3-5 million per year in the area of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Most of the research in nanoengineering is done in the Center for Advanced Materials and Smart Structures (CAMSS). Several Centers and projects are under CAMSS, including the NSF Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST), the DoD Center for Nanoscience, Nanomaterials and Multifunctional Materials (CNN) for Homeland Security, the NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC), the NSF project on US/Europe Materials Collaboration: Self-Organized Nanostructured Thin Films for Catalysis, the NSF project on Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Teams (NIRT), the NSF Major Research Instrumentation for Nanoengineering Research, and the NSF Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) program. CAMSS also facilitates many of the materials research activities of the NASA-National Institute for Aerospace (NIA). In addition, the Center for Composite Materials Research (CCMR) does research in nano-enhanced composite materials and the Army Center of Excellence for Battlefield Capability Enhancements (Flexible Displays) does research in material characterization and development of novel displays.

 In 2003 A&T, NATO Sponsor Material Symposium in Ukraine..

 

 
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 will be able to work on collaborative projects with faculty in the School of Engineering”.
[Request to Plan Joint NCA&T/UNCG Joint Nanoscience Ph.D.]
 


University of North Carolina at Greensboro  2008-2009 Profile

 

Unlike land grant cross-town historical Black NCA&T with strong programs in engineering offering Nanoscience constituted a Substantive Change as defined by SACS from previous approved circular at historical white women UNCG with strong programs in liberal Arts.   (UNCG) Rebecca Adams to (SACS) Tom Benberg: Sarah Armstrong Subject: Request for interpretation of accuracy of nanoscience message, April 13, 2010:

The bottom line, however, is that we need to submit a full prospectus and need to do so as soon as possible. This request will be for approval to initiate a new off-campus site (South Campus) and to initiate a new degree program (MS in Nanoscience) at that site. Contrary to previous interpretations, both represent substantive changes.. Due to the confusion, they are willing to waive the requirement that we do so 6 months in advance and will usher it though the approval process in a timely way so that we can accept students into UNCG's MS in Nanoscience program next fall.

 

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 SciencesThe Total cost of this project is $25 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/UNCG 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.

 

 
A&T is known for its engineering and agricultural programs and UNCG’s background is nursing and the humanities “. [1]
 
Unambiguous UNC Policy on Academic Program Planning conclusion if it had been implemented would indicate :

(1) number, location, and mode of delivery of existing programs,

 (2) the relation of the program to the distinctiveness of the campus and the mission of the campus,

(3) the demand for the program in the locality, region, or State as a whole,

(4) whether the program would create unnecessary duplication,

(5) employment opportunities for program graduates,

(6) faculty quality and number for offering the program,

(7) the availability of campus resources (library, space, labs, equipment, external funding, and the like) to support the program,

(8) the number and quality of lower-level and cognate programs for supporting the new program,

(9) impact of program decision on access and affordability,

(10) the expected quality of the proposed degree program,

over whiningly  indicated Nanoscience and Nanoengineering degrees be established at  HBCU (The) North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State university "not" University of North Carolina Greensboro.
 
Why is across-town Liberal Art UNC Greensboro with programs in music and nursing, requiring relevant courses be taken 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”, except for unvarnished racism offering Nanotechnology degrees?