Stealing A&T's Praise: UNC-G white privilege Nanoscience MS and Ph.D. degrees; Ask UNC Board of Governors, Erskine Bowles & NC A&T Chancellor Dr. Harold Martin where are NC A&T's Nanoscience M.S. and Ph.D. degrees?
 
"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 between two institutions,  one an historical black institution and the other an historical white female institution." 
 

JSNN Management Agreement March 2003

JSNN Mission and Organizing Principles : "It"( Joint School of Nanoscience and Engineering) will offer a joint interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree and a joint professional science master's degree (M.S.)...

 

NCA&T/UNCG submitted Joint Request for authorization to Establish” Ph.D. in Nanoscience” dated Oct. 10, 2008, and  Joint Request for authorization to establish “Master of Science (in Nanoscience)” dated Nov. 21, 2008  for authorization to Erskine Bowles UNC General Administration.
 
National Center for Educational Statistics classifies Nanoscience and Nanoengineering as Nanotechnology (CIP 15.1601) Engineering Technologies and Engineering Related Fields. Notwithstanding the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering authorization called for Joint Nanoscience MS and Ph.D. degrees; degrees to follow the normal approval process.  Racially discriminating, University of North Carolina Board of Governors approved establishment of MS in Nanoscience on November 13, 2009, and Ph.D. program in Nanoscience on January 8, 2010, at Liberal Arts UNC-Greensboro, which did not comply with UNC Policy Manual 400.1.1.1[G] provisions, excluding historical black institution across-town NC A&T with an engineering program; Nanoscience degrees  requiring access to NC A&T academics and research -  Slavery.
 

UNC Board of  Governors approved JSNN Mission and Organizing Principles : "It"( Joint School of Nanoscience and Engineering) will offer a joint interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree and a joint professional science master's degree (M.S.)...
 

 
UNC-Greensboro offers a Nanoscience MS and Ph.D. but not  NC A&T,  thus NC A&T is not part of the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering; Gateway University Research Park, Inc. is an UNC-Greensboro affiliate Organization and not NC A&T.
 
“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 between two institutions, one a historical black institution and the other a historical white female institution.” “The building would include the academic departments, laboratory facilities (teaching and research), and centers and institutes of the new School as well as selected centers and institutes currently located at the partner universities. Emphasis added

“In addition to degree programs in nanoscience and nanoengineering, JSNN will engage in research and outreach, as well as the expected roles of a land-grant institution, such as teaching agriculture and engineering, and providing cooperative extension services. ” Emphasis added The facility will be located on the South Joint Millennium Campus (on land that was originally part of the NC A&T farm), established as part of the Greensboro Center for Innovative Development, a collaborative initiative between the two universities.

Noose found Hanging at JSNN

From: Chancellor Harold L. Martin, Sr.  Date: November 7, 2017
Re: Incident at JSNN
Earlier today, a staff member at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) discovered a noose hanging in the school’s facilities. N.C. A&T, UNCG, and Greensboro police departments quickly identified the individual responsible, an outside contractor who told authorities he meant the noose as a joke. That contractor has been terminated and will not be allowed to work for either university or Gateway University Research Park in the future.
I am deeply disturbed by this incident; such actions have no place at our university or in our society and certainly will not be tolerated. I am grateful to our police departments and our colleagues at JSNN for bringing the matter to a close, emphasis added.   Why was   matter closed and not a hate crime or communicating a threat?
 
“In addition to degree programs in nanoscience and nanoengineering, JSNN will engage in research and outreach, as well as the expected roles of a land-grant institution, such as teaching agriculture and engineering, and providing cooperative extension services. ” Emphasis added The facility will be located on the South Joint Millennium Campus (on land that was originally part of the NC A&T farm), established as part of the Greensboro Center for Innovative Development, a collaborative initiative between the two universities.
 
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.
 
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, relocating 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.



 
" 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 .  
 
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. 
 

NCA&T/UNCG NCGS116-198.34 (8b) Joint Millennial Campus did not existed.

 
Historical black 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, which didn't include across-town historical white UNC Greensboro and members of the Greensboro business community.
 

 
Emerging from  the  legislative mandated study, 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
 
HB 1264 (6),  states 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."
 

"NCA&T has 12-years of experience in Nanoscience and 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." [PCG/UNC-NCCS/UNC Interim report3. doc/RB.SP.PC.CR.Atpcc.I /CC.14/10May05 page 109]
 
  • Expertise in nanotechnology may become a prerequisite for many scientists and engineers that support a wide variety of industries, nano expertise among the North Carolina science and engineering workforce may soon become a competitive advantage issue for the state.
  • The global market for nanotechnology products and services is predicted to increase by 18-28 percent annually for the next several years (BCC Research, Inc.) and is expected to reach $2.6 trillion by 2014 (Lux Research), showing the potential for strong growth in this sector of the economy

 


 

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 HB 1264 Study identified as an emerging area as Advanced Materials: Nanotechnology .    It said expertise in nanotechnology may become a prerequisite for many scientists and engineers that support a wide variety of industries and  that nano expertise among the North Carolina science and engineering work force may soon become a competitive advantage issue for the state. [PCG/UNC-NCCCS/UNC Interim report 3.doc/RB.SP.PC.CR.ATPCC.1/CC.14/10May05 Page 34 ]



 
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.
 
Reported in the Media: “ 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."] Greensboro Business Organization were seeking UNCG/NCAT  Knowledge and Industry Campus not a NCA&T Millennial Campus.
 
 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 http://www.bizjournals.com/triad/stories/1998/11/09/editorial2.html?page=all; Note Key Mayer is a former UNC-G Board of Trustees Chair. emphasis added
 



 
Notwithstanding NCA&T's 2001 Master Plan update calling for establishing a university Millennial Campus at the farm, credited in the media as the work of UNC-G district NC Senator Kay Hagan, June 30, 2003, the General Assembly, Session Law 2003-294, Section 6.20, reallocated former Central School of the Deaf from the State property Office to UNC BOG to be used for the establishment of Millennium campuses of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.  Greensboro Attorney Jim Phillips, Jr. Chair of the Board of Governors' Committee on Budget and Finance Committee July 28, 2003 recommended recommending the Legislation to the full Board of Governors.
 
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.
 
Speaking Speaking before before Board of Governors, Committee on Budget and Finance Chair Lobbyist Greensboro Attorney Jim W. Phillips, Jr. , " reported "that the Boards of Trustees at North Carolina A&T State University and 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", allegedly approved Oct. 10, 2003. 
 
Public Record Reply from UNC-Greensboro for statutory required request to establish a Joint Millennial Campus produced alleged Chancellors signed
Document dated Aug. 22nd, 2003.  Alleged Chancellors signed document stated: "we are pleased to inform you that this proposal has been approved by both of our Boards of Trustees and is supported by local community leaders and organizations including Action Greensboro.  Note: Action Greensboro sole member in 2005 was the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce
Reported in the Media: 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 UNC-G'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. Could Greensboro Support Research Park? News & Record Oct.19.1997 Beth McMurtrie.
 
Recommended by Chancellors  Renick and Sullivan, NC A&T and UNC-G Board of Trustees duplicate Resolutions: In Support of The Creation of a Joint Millennial Campus between NC A&T and UNCG, dated Aug. 22, 2003,  and Aug. 28, 2003 ,   called  for seeking designation of Joint Millennial Campus in terms of the Central North Carolina School of the Deaf  real estate, transferred to UNC Board of Governors for the purpose of establishing a Joint Millennial Campus.  Universities' resolutions seek designation of  Joint Millennial without a syllable pertaining to  a 75-acre parcel of NCA&T farmland, statutory foreclosed Phillips  alleged NCA&T/UNCG Joint Millennial Campus inclusive of NC A&T Farmland NC A&T Resolutions: In Support of The Creation of a Joint Millennial Campus maybe Bogus
 
Alleged Aug. 22nd, 2003 NC A&T Board of trustees  Resolution : In Support of the Creation of a Joint Millennial Campus between NC A&T and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro maybe bogus.
 
Dr. Gerald L. Truesdale and Dr. Velma Speight-Buford certified alleged  August 22, 2003 NC A&T Board of Trustees resolution  as Vice Chair and Secretary of the Board of Trustees.  NC A&T State Audit Report Ended June 30, 2003  lists  Ralph K. Shelton as  Chairman and Dr. Velma R. Speight as Vice Chairman.   University publications A&T Today Volume 6, Number 1, Fall 2002 and  Volume 5, Number 2, WINTER 2002 concur with the State Audit report listings  Ralph K. Shelton as Chairman, Dr. Velma R. Speight as Vice Chairman and Gerald Truesdale-Secretary.



 
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.
 

Notwithstanding 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 property acquisition of $25,000 of less without Board of Governors approval.  

The Erskine Bowles General Administration submitted Acquisition of Real Property P0-1, dated March 16, 2006, to Department of Administration, State Property Office, Stated “ This Property is needed for the following reason and purposes”:

To establish a Joint Millennial Campus for North Carolina A&T State University (NCA&T) and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) 

Real Estate two parcels:

·       75 acres of property located adjacent to the NCA&T Farm and located on Lee Street; 
Approximately 75 acres of property and facilities formerly known as the Central North Carolina School of the Deaf .

·     

 
Erskine Bowles General Administration PO-1 for the purpose of establishing a NCA&T/UNC Joint Millennial Campus unequivocal extinguished UNC Board of Governor false claim alleged Oct. 2003 designated the Central School of the Deaf reallocated to the Board of Governors and 75-acre at North Carolina  A&T as a Joint Millennial Campus.  P0-1 document claimed action was recommended by NC A&T Board of Trustees.
 
“A Promise for the Future By some accounts, nanotechnology is destined to replace much of today's technology. Gateway University Research Park expects to be at the forefront of these new technologies with the creation of a new institution, The Joint School for Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN). ”
 
Request for Proposals by Gateway University Research Park for Construction The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering- dated Sept. 1, 2004

Project Overview:
The JSNN will support established research programs with faculty from the two universities and will have its own faculty lines as well. The primary goal of the school is to be a world leader in research, nano-related education, and outreach. The JSNN will promote Research goals, Education goals, and Outreach goals. To meet these goals, the JSNN will require specialized, state-of-the-art industrial quality research space. These will include laboratories for life sciences, engineering, materials science and other spaces requiring tightly controlled environments.  


 

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
 
“Activities/Resources: Leverage faculty collaboration at JSNN to enhance research partnerships between UNCG and NCA&T researchers.  Expected Result, UNCG opportunities in grants previously unavailable due to limitations in areas of certain research expertise. “
 
To offer Nanoscience degrees Liberal  Arts UNC-G 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”.
 
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.
 
“In addition to degree programs in nanoscience and nanoengineering, JSNN will engage in research and outreach, as well as the expected roles of a land-grant institution, such as teaching agriculture and engineering, and providing cooperative extension services. ” Emphasis added The facility will be located on the South Joint Millennium Campus (on land that was originally part of the NC A&T farm), established as part of the Greensboro Center for Innovative Development, a collaborative initiative between the two universities.
 
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.
 


The constituent university where the Project will be constructed:


Gateway University Research Park, South Campus
2900 East Lee Street Greensboro, NC 27401

 

Unambiguous Request for Proposals by Gateway University Research Park for Construction The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering- dated Sept. 1, 2004 indicate  intent to divest NC A&T of it Nanoscience assets, script In UNCG as it create a new/ de factor institution Gateway University Research Park, physically located at (NC A&T Farm) 2900 East Lee Street Greensboro, NC 27401.  

 
Note: In 2003 Gateway University Research Park didn't exits. The Greensboro Center for Innovative Development would change its name in 2006 to Gateway University Research Park, Inc.
 



 
The Board of Governors requests funding for the creation of a joint Graduate School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering at NCA&T and UNCG's Millennium Campus.
 
 
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
 
Educational and Skills Requirements Nanotechnology refers to a set of platform technologies that involve the assembly or manipulation of objects at a very small scale. Almost all of the occupations which will be affected by nanotechnology will require a BS in engineering with a broad, interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach. Nanotechnology will require an understanding not only of electrical, mechanical and civil engineering but biology, physics, and chemistry as well.
 

University of North Carolina at Greensboro  2008-2009 Profile

 
For Liberal Arts UNC Greensboro 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”.
 

JSNN Management Agreement March 2003

No Liberal Arts constituent university in the UNC System offers Engineering technologies, and Engineering-related Field degrees. Which is why JSNN Management Agreement March 2003 Organizing Principles referred to JSNN as a shared academic unit of the two institutions in terms of  faculty and curriculum.
 
Offering Nanoscience degrees constituted a Substantial Change from previous approved programs as defined by SACS for Liberal  Arts UNC-G. (UNCG) Rebecca Adams to (SACS) Tom Benberg : Sarah Armstrong [SACS] Subject: Request for interpretation of accuracy of Nanoscience message, April 13, 2010: 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 for us.
 
 

(The) North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

 
Historical black North Carolina A&T,  home  place of  Innovation, Stem and Steam,  is one of North Carolina's two land grant institutions, with 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.  NC A&T is known globally in  Nanoscience and Nanoengineering.  NC A&T is  “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 School.  Offering a MS in Nanoengineering was not a Substantial Change as defined by the SACS for NC State. 
 

Consistent with other engineering schools in UNC System, offering Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (Nanoscience and Material Science) does not constitute a Substantial Change from previous approved curriculum at NCA&T; as well as demonstrate curriculum directly related and appropriate to the purpose to offer Nanoscience and Nanoengineering 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
 

Elizabeth City State University requested authorization to establish a BS in Engineering Technology (CIP 15.9999) in January 2006.  The proposed degree will offer concentrations in “Computer and Information Technology” and “Mechanical and Automation.”  The program will be housed in the Department of Technology, which currently offers BS degrees in Industrial Technology and Aviation Science. The proposed program will incorporate some existing industrial technology and computer courses into the curriculum.  UNC Board of Governors 8/11/06 authorize BS Engineering Technology CIP 15.999 to in 2006 Elizabeth City State.
 

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.
 
UNC General Administration determined UNC at Greensboro offered only a Master in Chemistry on the graduate level in the category of Physical Science.
 
”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.” Emphasis added.  NCA&T was 4th in Nanotechnology Research at North Carolina Universities with $11 Million Dollars between 2000-2005. UNC at Greensboro 10th among the 11 institutions conducted $45,000 dollars of Nanotechnology research between 2000 thru 2005.   Partnership - NC A&T State University and NCSU: 69 joint publications; co-edited Composites B Engineering Journal, Vol. 30 B, 1999; joint proposals, new courses and student advising.
 

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. UNC General Administration categorizing Nanoscience Ph.D. as a Physical Science; examining UNC Greensboro curricula for similar Physical Science Ph.D.  programs determined UNCG offer no similar Ph.D. programs.  

 
"The request for master's and doctorial degree programs will follow the ordinary approval process and will be separately considered by the committee. "[UNC Board of Governors Ed. Planning Committee]
 
Unambiguous 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; 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."] Greensboro Business Organization were seeking UNCG/NCAT  Knowledge and Industry Campus not a NCA&T Millennial Campus.
 

Racial Discrimination

 
“North Carolina, like other Southern states, relied on slavery to build its economy during the 18th and 19th centuries. . all for no pay.” The Story of Slavery in North Carolina.
 
 
The University of North Carolina Board of Governors approved the establishment of the MS in Nanoscience on November 13, 2009, and the establishment of the PhD program in Nanoscience on January 8, 2010. Inconsistent with UNC Policy Manual 400.1.1.1[G] UNC Board of Governors authorized Nanoscience MS and Ph.D. degrees at UNC Greensboro notwithstanding the institution could provide 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.

Slavery

National Center for Educational Statistics classifies Nanoscience and Nanoengineering as Nanotechnology (CIP 15.1601) Engineering Technologies and Engineering Related Fields. Notwithstanding the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering authorization called for Joint Nanoscience MS and Ph.D. degrees; degrees to follow the normal approval process.  Racially discriminating, University of North Carolina Board of Governors approved establishment of MS in Nanoscience on November 13, 2009, and Ph.D. program in Nanoscience on January 8, 2010, at Liberal Arts UNC-Greensboro, excluding historical black institution across-town NC A&T with an engineering program requiring access to NC A&T academics and research.
  • Note: National Center for Educational Statistics classifies Nanoscience and Nanoengineering as Nanotechnology (CIP 15.1601) Engineering Technologies and Engineering Related Fields.
 
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). [Cornerstones, Table CS 4-2 Gateway University Research Park, Inc. Academic Affairs Annual Report AY 2007/08P34].
 
"Without advanced programs in that [science] area,'' Moran said, ``we are outside what might be called the mainstream of development of universities such as this one [NC A&T].” “[UNCG Chancellor William E. Moran] [ TIM BASS UNIVERSITIES LAY CLAIM TO FUTURE - A&T, UNCG EAGER TO BOOST SCIENCE, ENGINEERING PROGRAMS Greensboro News & Record - Sunday, January 27, 1991]
 
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. [Curricular Planning, Academic Affairs Annual Report AY 2007/08]



 

UNC Board of  Governors approved JSNN Mission and Organizing Principles : "It"( Joint School of Nanoscience and Engineering) will offer a joint interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree and a joint professional science master's degree (M.S.)...
 
 

 
UNC-Greensboro offers a Nanoscience MS and Ph.D. but not  NC A&T, thus NC A&T is not part of the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering; Gateway University Research Park, Inc. is an UNC-Greensboro affiliate Organization.
 
Ask UNC Board of Governors, Erskine Bowles & NC A&T Chancellor Dr. Harold Martin where are NC A&T's Nanoscience M.S. and Ph.D. degrees?