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.
 
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. 
 
Published as "the most plugged-in attorney in North Carolina",  northcarolina.edu minutes claim  Lobbyist Greensboro Attorney Jim W. Phillips, Jr.,  Committee Budget and Finance Chair speaking before Board of Governors stated that 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.

 
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.
 
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.  Copies of the Resolutions passed by the N.C. A&T State University Board of Trustees on August 22, 2003 and by The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Board of Trustees on August 22, 2003 are enclosed
 
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
 

Lease was smoking Gun  NCA&T/UNCG Joint Millennial Campus was not designated

 
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.
 

 
 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.
 
 
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
 
 
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. 
 
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,  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 in 2005. Cross-town Historical White UNC Greensboro was not listed as a University focused on Nanotechnology.
 
 
 
NC A&T and UNCG submitted  Chancellor signed 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]
 

 


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

 
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”.
[Request to Plan Joint NCA&T/UNCG Joint Nanoscience Ph.D.]
 
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.
 Note Fall 2005 UNC Presidency transition from President Molly Broad  to Erskine Bowles.
 
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.

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.

 
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.
 

SACS Policy on Institutional Names on an Academic Credential

 
Policy: Institutional Names on an Academic Credential. For graduate academic credentials, students taking courses from participating institutions in a collaborative arrangement may be awarded the academic credential from the SACSCOC-accredited institution where one-third or more of the credits were earned through that institution’s own direct instruction. If the student earns less than a majority and more than one-third of the credits through instruction offered by SACSCOC-accredited institution, the Member institution must submit documentation in accord with the policy “Comprehensive Standard 3.6.3: Documenting an Alternative Approach.” The institution’s documentation for an Alternative Approach will be forwarded to the SACSCOC Board of Trustees for approval. [COLLABORATIVE ACADEMIC ARRANGEMENTS: POLICY AND PROCEDURES Approved: SACSCOC Board of Trustees, June 2010]   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 upshot is whether Liberal Arts UNC at Greensboro was capable of offering one third, and more than 50% direct instruction for Engineering technology Nanoscience MS and Ph.D. degrees when approved; whether an alternate approach was approved for UNCG to offer Nanoscience M.S. and Ph.D. degrees by SACSCOC Board of Trustees.

 
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... ,

 
 
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 Bowls  UNC General Administration, approved Amended and Restated Management Agreement (April 2009)  says in part:

·         Mission; offer interdisciplinary Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees and a Professional Master of Science in Nanoscience degree. (non-joint degrees)
 

·         Organizing Principle: That NCA&T and UNCG are committed to the principle that the JSNN is a shared academic unit in terms of governance and management.  NCA&T will be home institution for Nanoengineering faculty, students the Nanoengineering curriculum and degree program.  UNCG will be the home institution of nanoscience faculty, students, and curriculum and degree programs. 
 

·         Curriculum/Degrees Nanoengineering degrees will be awarded by NCA&T.  Nanoscience degrees will be awarded by UNCG. 

 
Note: Amended and restated JSNN Management Agreement removed shared curriculum from March 2008 Management Agreement.
 

 
Dr. Belle S. Wheelan, Ph.D. President Commission on Colleges Letter dated March 17, 2009 Address to Dr. Alton Thompson, Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dr. David H. Perrin, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs University of North Carolina Greensboro said pardon my delay in responding to your letter of November 20, 2008 in which you notified the Commission of your intent to establish the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN).
In addition to research, you anticipate offering the Professional Master of Science in Nanoscience and the Ph.D. in Nanoscience degree programs. In addition to a joint prospectus, please submit a joint document demonstrating your compliance with the Commission policy and guideline, Joint Curricular Ventures Involving the Award of Credit by Member Institutions.
 
Allegedly, NC A&T Dr. Alton Thompson, Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and UNCG Dr. David H. Perrin, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, in letter dated August 5, 2009 to Dr. Belle Wheelan said this letter is in response to your letter dated March 17, 2009.  Letter stated  a Management Agreement stipulating the organizational principles, approaches and protocols had been formulated and executed by the Chancellors of both universities and had recently been amended and restated to conform to the new policies of the University of North Carolina System (Appendix I).  Alleged Wheelan letter dated March 17, 2009 requested a demonstration of  compliance with SACS Joint Curricular Ventures Policy.
 
 
Principles Relevant to All Joint Curricular Ventures (3.), The Joint school of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) has been formed as a joint venture of two regionally accredited institutions. The General Administration of the University of North Carolina system approved the formation of the school.  The amended and restated JSNN management agreement is attached to this document (Appendix 1). 
 

3. Principles of Accreditation, Comprehensive Standard 3.4.6

 
 
When approval is received from the UNC System, the faculty approval of the degree programs and courses will then follow the procedures outline in the faculty handbooks at the respective campuses unambiguous indicate UNC System General Administration JSNN had not been approved by UNC System (Board of Governors).
 
 
Memorandum to Chief Academic Officers from Alan Mabe and Jim Sadler, Subject Restating the Academic program Planning and Evaluation Process dated September 21, 2009 proposed schedule for Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009 included entry NCA&TSU and UNCG [joint] M.S. in Nanoscience CIP 40.999).
 
 
Notwithstanding May 2007 UNC Board of Governors established alleged Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering which was to off a joint interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree and a joint professional science master's degree.
 

 
The University of North Carolina Board of Governors established  (non-joint)  stand-alone MS in Nanoscience on November 13, 2009, and  PhD program in Nanoscience on January 8, 2010  to HWI UNC Greensboro;  in which UNCG 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” - excluding  HBCU (The) North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University which has an Engineering School.
 

UNC Board of Governors Minutes May 2006

 

Policy on Academic Program Planning

 

Examining Nanoscience discipline file at www.northcarolina.edu :

1.      The discipline  file contained no UNCG Notification to plan a master’s in Nanoscience,

2.      The discipline file contained an unsigned “Revised UNCG Request to Establish a Master’s in Nanoscience,

3.      The discipline file contained no UNCG Request to plan a PhD in Nanoscience

4.      The discipline file contained no UNCG Request to Established a PhD in Nanoscience

 
 
 
 

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]. 
 

 
 
Early in the investigation of lack of supporting documentation for UNCG Nanoscience degree authorizations Dr. James Sadler Associate Vice President for Academic Planning University of North Carolina put forth a chronology of authorizations (e-mail (08/04/2010).
   
May 11, 2007
Board of Governors authorizes establishment of the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering.  You ask about any request to amend the Joint School, but I am not aware of any request.  Emphasis added
 
Alleged, NC A&T Dr. Alton Thompson, Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and UNCG Dr. David H. Perrin, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, in letter dated August 5, 2009 to Dr. Belle Wheelan said this letter is in response to your letter dated March 17, 2009 , enclosure.
 

3. Principles of Accreditation, Comprehensive Standard 3.4.6

 

Principles Relevant to All Joint Curricular Ventures (3.), The Joint school of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) has been formed as a joint venture of two regionally accredited institutions. The General Administration of the University of North Carolina system approved the formation of the school.  The amended and restated JSNN management agreement is attached to this document (Appendix 1). 

When approval is received from the UNC System, the faculty approval of the degree programs and courses will then follow the procedures outline in the faculty handbooks at the respective campuses.

Dr. Sadler's Comment " You ask about any request to amend the Joint School, but I am not aware of any request" indicated approval  had not been received for University of North Carolina General Administration approved JSNN depicted in Amended and Restated Management Agreement and faculty approval of the degree programs followed.

   
Sadler:  October 7, 2009
Videoconference panel discussion of the proposed MS in Nanoscience.  Dean Jim Ryan of the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering made the presentation and Dr. Ken Murray, NCA&TSU Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Interim Dean for Graduate Studies, participated.   It was at this meeting that UNC-GA was informed that UNCG and NCA&T had agreed to offer separate degrees through the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, with UNCG offering the Nanoscience degrees and NCA&T offering the Nanoengineering degrees.   Dean Ryan was told that UNCG needed to submit a revised request to establish.  Both the original and the revised requests are available at this site: emphasis added.
     
Dr. Sadler Chronology acknowledge the unsigned  alleged “Revised UNCG Request to Establish a Master’s in Nanoscience dated Nov. 9, 2009 was JSNN Dean Jim Ryan; Chronology  does not reference Second Document Page 9 UNC GA/Questions  from UNC General Administration’s   which says " General Administration notes that the original Memorandum of Agreement between the two institutions does not clearly distinguish many of these issues or is contrary to methods now recommended by General Administration. As such, the Memorandum from March 3, 2008 needs to be revised, updated, and reapproved."; resulting Amended and Restated Management Agreement dated April 24, 2009  pursuant Public Record Requests was addressed to  Dr. Harold Martin, allegedly copied to members of the General Administration including Dr. Jim Saddler, whose Article 5. Curriculum/degrees Degrees. Nanoengineering degrees will be awarded by NC A&T, Nanoscience degrees will be awarded by UNCG.  Furthermore alleged UNCG Revised Proposal appears to be schedule the same day as NC A&T and UNCG Proposal Oct. 7th, 2009.
   
Dr. Sadler Chronology acknowledged unsigned  alleged “Revised UNCG Request to Establish a Master’s in Nanoscience dated Nov. 9, 2009 was submitted by JSNN Dean Jim Ryan;
 

From: James C. Sadler < >
Date: Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 10:07 AM
Subject: Re: Revised version of the Request to Establish the Professional Master of Science in Nanoscience degree program
To: James Ryan <
j>
Cc:
dhprrin@uncg.edu, James C Petersen JCPETERS < >, altont@ncat.edu, kmurray@ncat.edu
Thanks, Jim. I'll confer with Alan about the Ph.D. and whether anything is needed. Jim Sadler


 James Ryan wrote:

Jim,
I have attached a revised version of the Request to Establish for the Professional Master of Science in Nanoscience. I have included the most recent update of the JSNN Management Agreement as well as revised figures on enrollment. I have also provided additional explanation to address questions that were asked during the disciplinary committee review on Wednesday. Please review and let me know if additional information or clarification is needed.

Also, similar revisions are needed for the Request to Establish the Ph.D. in Nanoscience. Should I send the latest version of that document to you as well? Thank you.
Jim

James C. Sadler, Ph.D. Associate Vice President, Academic Planning
Interim Assoc. VP, Institutional Research & Analysis UNC General Administration

   
   
November 13, 2009
UNC Board of Governors authorizes the UNCG MS in Nanoscience based on the revised request submitted. 

 
 
   
December 9, 2009
UNC Graduate Council recommends authorization of the joint PhD.
   
   
January 8, 2010
UNC Board of Governors authorizes the UNCG PhD in Nanoscience based on the revised request submitted.
 
   
   
Pursuant  JSNN Management Agreement March 03, 2008 Curriculum Approval Process JSNN courses and curricula will be forwarded for review and approve through NCA&T and UNCG established curricular approval processes.
     

Amended and Restated Management Agreement

 
Pursuant Amended and Restated Management Agreement curriculum approval Process JSNN Dean Ryan alleged UNC Greensboro Revised Request to establish Nanoscience M.S. should have been submitted to UNC Greensboro for review and approval through established curricular approval process.
   
Sadler  Oct. 7th : Dean Ryan was told that UNCG needed to submit a revised request to establish.  Both the original and the revised requests are available at this site: emphasis added.
   
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 JSNN Dean Ryan's  unsigned  alleged UNCG Revised  Proposal  had not been submitted to UNC Greensboro and NCA&T  for review and approval through established curricular approval process; nor constituted an UNC Greensboro request for authorization to Establish a Master of Science in Nanoscience and, or  Request by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to Establish a Doctoral Degree Program in Nanoscience.
   

   
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 off (a) joint interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree and (a) joint professional science master's degree.
 

 

The UNC Policy Manual 400.1 Adopted 05/06/09

 
"We are currently seeking on behalf of the JSNN Board of Governors approval to establish Ph.D. Program in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering", Alleged Memorandum to University community From chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr.  Date August 14. 2009 RE: State Budget Update
 
 
 
   
   
Current and  then former members of  UNC General Administration and Senior Vice President Alan Mabe fraudulent claiming UNCG requested nanoscience MS and PhD degrees, use the authority to manage there view process, acted pursuant unauthorized procedures to exclude NCA&T from authorization of Nanoscience MS and PhD degrees while establishing stand-alone Nanoscience MS and PhD degrees at UNC Greensboro, consistent with UNC System General Administration approved JSNN requiring access to HBCU NC A&T Engineering Circular and Research - excluding NCA&T from Nanoscience degrees.
   
 

Requests to UNC-GA for a UNCG Request to Plan a PhD and Request to Establish a standalone PhD in Nanoscience proscribed by UNC Guidelines for Academic Program Development subsection (B)  related to degree authorization  Ms. Joni Worthington (UNC-GA)  responded to a  public record request for a UNCG Chancellor signed request to plan and establish a PhD in Nanoscience said: “Dr. Alan Mabe in his capacity as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs determined: 

·         UNCG was not required to submit a new request to plan a Ph.D. in Nanoscience. The joint proposal submitted by UNCG and NCA&T was deemed sufficient for the campus to move forward with planning a stand-alone degree program.
 

·         UNCG was not required to submit a new request to establish a Ph.D. in Nanoscience. The joint request submitted by UNCG and NCA&T, which had already been recommended for approval by the UNC Graduate Council, was deemed sufficient for Board consideration. The Board of Governors concurred with that determination in approving the establishment of the program.  (E-mail 10.08. 2010) “

   
Contradicting assertions Dr. Mabe in the capacity of Senior VP for Academic Affairs   etc.,   are Board approved Guidelines for Academic Program Development subsection (B.)  Academic Program Development Requiring Authorization or Action Beyond the Campus Level, which says The chancellors of the constituent institutions shall communicate to General Administration of the University their intentions or requests with respect to instructional program development for Request for authorization to plan a new degree program at the doctoral or first professional level and Request for authorization to establish a new degree program. [Guidelines for Academic Program Development [The UNC Policy Manual 400.1.1.1[G] Adopted 05/06/09
   
 

 
Conspiring in order  UNC-Greensboro  Nanoscience program (s) could accept students the next fall, The Southern Association of Commission of Colleges white washed UNC Board of Governors' segregation era UNC Greensboro Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering  bogus Nanoscience MS and PhD degrees authorization (s), requiring access to cross-town Historical Black Land Grant NCA&T engineering, academic curricula and research pursuant  unauthorized  Amended and Restated Management Agreement which did not constitute  a Joint Curricular Agreement and was unauthorized --  Michael J. Pippen
 

Provide a clear statement of the nature and purpose of the change in the context of the institution’s mission and goals; evidence of the legal authority for the change (if authorization is required by the governing board or the state); and whether the proposed degree program or similar program is offered on the main campus or at other approved off-campus sites. JSNN Prospectus 2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
 

Background

 
From Rebecca Adams Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 To Tom Benberg; Sarah Armstrong

Subject: Request for interpretation of accuracy of nanoscience message

Please confirm the accuracy of the following message which I intend to send to the Provost, Graduate Dean, Dean of the Joint School of Nanoscience, and NC A&T's SACS Liaison:

The bottom line, however, is that we need to submit a full prospectus (guidelines attached) 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 through the approval process in a timely way to that we can accept students into UNCG's MS in Nanoscience program next fall.
 
Jim Ryan is already working on a draft of a prospectus,

 
Alleged Dr. Alton Thomas and David H. Perrin signed transmittal to Dr. Belle Wheelan, President, COC dated May 24, 2010, your letter dated December 16, 2009, you stated that UNCG and NCA&T had demonstrated compliance with the Commission’s Joint Curricular Ventures.  ...This Substantive Change Prospectus provides additional information about the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) of North Carolina A&T State University (NC A&T) and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG),
 
As advised during an April 20, 2010 (10 a.m.) conference call with SACS staff (Sarah Armstrong, Tom Benberg, and Marsal Stoll) and Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, UNCG, and NC A&T contacts, we have enclosed a full prospectus requesting (1) approval for UNCG to initiate the PhD and MS in Nanoscience on the South Campus of Gateway University Park in fall 2010; (2) a determination of whether the MS and PhD in Nanoengineering will represent a substantive change for NC A&T, and (3) recognition of the South Campus of Gateway University Park as a non-contiguous part of both campuses rather than as an off campus site.
 
The information included in the enclosed full prospectus supplements the updated management agreement sent to you on August 5, 2009. 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 Ph.D. program in Nanoscience on January 8, 2010.  ..we have informed UNC General Administration that we are moving forward with our plans to offer these programs in fall semester 2010 (classes commence on August 16).  Approval to do so from SACS Commission on Colleges is the last necessary step in this process. 
 
The address where we hope to offer the MS and PhD in Nanoscience is:

South Campus, Gateway University Research Park
2901 E. Lee Street
Greensboro, NC 27401-4904
 
   
   
Alleged, Dr. Belle Wheelan SACS Commission on Colleges, letter dated June 25, 2010 to Dr. Alton Thompson (NCA&T) and Dr. David H. Perrin (UNCG), thank them for letter dated May 24, 2010 and prospectus for the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in nanoscience, a part of the curriculum sponsored by the joint venture of the two institutions housed in the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) at two off-campus instructional sites:  
   
Nanotechnology is the investigation fabrication and characterization of matter structure at dimensions below 100 mm. and is, by its very nature interdisciplinary.
 
   
South Campus, Gateway University Research Park 2901 East Lee Street Greensboro, NC 27401-4904 North Campus, Gateway University Research Park 5900 Summit
Brown Summit, NC 27214
 

"We approve the M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs in Nanoscience, shall include them within the scope of accreditation previously granted to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro”
“We also approve the two sites listed above as off-campus instructional sites for the two institutions for offering 50% or more of a program’s credits.”
   
Since NC A&T offers approved master's degrees in Civil Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Industrial Systems & System Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Computation Science and Engineering, as well as doctoral degrees in Energy and Environmental Systems Engineering, Computational Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical  Engineering, and Industrial and Systems Engineering, the proposed programs do not appear to be significant departures from the approved curriculum of NC A&T. We accept the notification for the programs and require no additional information from you.
 
 
SACSCOC Board of Trustees Publication- June 24, 2010 may have invalidated Wheelan  approval of UNCG M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs in Nanoscience;  North and South Campus as instruction sites for the two institutions for offering 50% or more of a program’s credits
 
   
Alleged,  Dr. Alton Thomas and David H. Perrin signed transmittal to Dr. Belle Wheelan, President, COC dated May 24, 2010, your letter dated December 16, 2009, you stated that UNCG and NCA&T had demonstrated compliance with the Commission’s Joint Curricular Ventures.  ...This Substantive Change Prospectus provides additional information about the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) of North Carolina A&T State University (NC A&T) and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG),  
   

We have enclosed a full prospectus requesting :
 

 
  1. approval for UNCG to imitate the PHD and MS  in Nanoscience on the South Campus of Gateway University Park in fall 2010;
  2.  a determination of whether the MS and PhD  in Nanoengineering will represent a substantive change for NC A&T, and
  3.  recognition of the South Campus of Gateway University Park as a con-contiguous part of both campuses rather than as an off-campus site.
 

The address where we hope to offer the MS and PhD in Nanoscience is:
 

 

South Campus, Gateway University Research Park
2901 E. Lee Street
Greensboro, NC 27401-4904

 
   
SUBSTANTIVE CHANGE FOR ACCREDITED INSTITUTIONS
OF THE COMMISSION ON COLLEGES
   
Definition: Substantive change is a significant modification or expansion of the nature and scope of an accredited institution. Under federal regulations, substantive change includes:
 
  • The addition of courses or programs that represent a significant departure, either in content or method of delivery, from those that were offered when the institution was last evaluated
     
  • The establishment of an additional location geographically apart from the main campus at which the institution offers at least 50 percent of an educational program.

    Entering into a collaborative academic arrangement such as a dual degree program or a joint
    degree program with another institution

 
   
   
Alleged, Dr. Belle Wheelan SACS Commission on Colleges, letter dated June 25, 2010 to Dr. Alton Thompson (NCA&T) and Dr. David H. Perrin (UNCG), thank them for letter dated May 24, 2010 and prospectus for the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in nanoscience, a part of the curriculum sponsored by the joint venture of the two institutions housed in the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) at two off-campus instructional sites:  
   
South Campus, Gateway University Research Park 2901 East Lee Street Greensboro, NC 27401-4904 North Campus, Gateway University Research Park 5900 Summit
Brown Summit, NC 27214
 
 
Nanotechnology is the investigation fabrication and characterization of matter structure at dimensions below 100 mm. and is, by its very nature interdisciplinary.

"We approve the M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs in Nanoscience, shall include them within the scope of accreditation previously granted to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro”
“We also approve the two sites listed above as off-campus instructional sites for the two institutions for offering 50% or more of a program’s credits.”
 
Since NC A&T offers approved master's degrees in Civil Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Industrial Systems & System Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Computation Science and Engineering, as well as doctoral degrees in Energy and Environmental Systems Engineering, Computational Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical  Engineering, and Industrial and Systems Engineering, the proposed programs do not appear to be significant departures from the approved curriculum of NC A&T. We accept the notification for the programs and require no additional information from you.
 
 
Duties of the Board of Trustees (c) It shall take final action on the accreditation of applicant, candidate, and member institutions and shall report to the College Delegate Assembly at its Annual Business Session those institutions approved for accreditation and those which have not been approved for accreditation.  The final action of the SACSCOC Board of Trustees shall be based on its determination of an institution’s compliance with Commission standards, policies, and procedures The list of collegiate institutions approved for accreditation shall be published. [STANDING RULES: SACSCOC BOARD OF TRUSTEES, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL]
   
Commission June 24, 2010 only approved substantive change was Eastfield College, Mesquite, Tex. off-campus instructional sites at South Garland High School and Lakeview Centennial High School.

Note: SACSCOC Board of Trustees - December 6, 2010 Substantive Change:  Approved the Associate of Science in Nursing and the Licensed Practical Nurse Keiser University, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. to Bauder College, Atlanta, Ga.

 
   
Tom Benberg to Rebecca Adams July 08, 2010:

The June 25th letter addressed to you was the first of two letters written on that dated and it simply acknowledges your letter of March 9th and confirms that a prospectus for the South Campus instruction site is under review. Later that same day, the June 25th letter to Drs. Thomas and Perrin was written following conclusion of the prospectus review. In that letter we have approved: (a) the South and North Campuses as instruction sites, and (b) the MS and Ph.D. programs in Nanoscience for UNCG. Additionally, we indicated that the proposed programs for NCA&T do not represent significant departures from existing programming. Unambiguous alleged approval of UNC Greensboro M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs and two sites listed above as off-campus instructional sites weren’t SACS Board of Trustees approval June 25, 2009.
 

 
UNC Greensboro  Nanoscience MS and PhD degrees were not approved by the faculty and adminstration.
 
Principles of Accreditation, Comprehensive Standard 3.4.1) any course or program has been approved by the faculty and administration;
 
3. ASSESSMENT OF NEED AND PROGRAM PLANNING/APPROVAL
 
 
Notwithstanding May 2007 UNC Board of Governors established alleged Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering which was to off a joint interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree and a joint professional science master's degree.
 

 
The University of North Carolina Board of Governors established  (non-joint)  stand-alone MS in Nanoscience on November 13, 2009, and  PhD program in Nanoscience on January 8, 2010  to HWI UNC Greensboro;  in which UNCG 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” - excluding  HBCU (The) North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University which has an Engineering School.
   

Examining Nanoscience discipline file at www.northcarolina.edu :

1.      The discipline  file contained no UNCG Notification to plan a master’s in Nanoscience,

2.      The discipline file contained an unsigned “Revised UNCG Request to Establish a Master’s in Nanoscience,

3.      The discipline file contained no UNCG Request to plan a PhD in Nanoscience

4.      The discipline file contained no UNCG Request to Established a PhD in Nanoscience

 
 
   

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]. 
 
 

Requests to UNC-GA for a UNCG Request to Plan a PhD and Request to Establish a standalone PhD in Nanoscience proscribed by UNC Guidelines for Academic Program Development subsection (B)  related to degree authorization  Ms. Joni Worthington (UNC-GA)  responded to a  public record request for a UNCG Chancellor signed request to plan and establish a PhD in Nanoscience said: “Dr. Alan Mabe in his capacity as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs determined: 

·         UNCG was not required to submit a new request to plan a Ph.D. in Nanoscience. The joint proposal submitted by UNCG and NCA&T was deemed sufficient for the campus to move forward with planning a stand-alone degree program.
 

·         UNCG was not required to submit a new request to establish a Ph.D. in Nanoscience. The joint request submitted by UNCG and NCA&T, which had already been recommended for approval by the UNC Graduate Council, was deemed sufficient for Board consideration. The Board of Governors concurred with that determination in approving the establishment of the program.  (E-mail 10.08. 2010) “

   
Contradicting assertions Dr. Mabe in the capacity of Senior VP for Academic Affairs   etc.,   are Board approved Guidelines for Academic Program Development subsection (B.)  Academic Program Development Requiring Authorization or Action Beyond the Campus Level, which says The chancellors of the constituent institutions shall communicate to General Administration of the University their intentions or requests with respect to instructional program development for Request for authorization to plan a new degree program at the doctoral or first professional level and Request for authorization to establish a new degree program. [Guidelines for Academic Program Development [The UNC Policy Manual 400.1.1.1[G] Adopted 05/06/09
   
Dr. Mabe  assertions  UNCG was not required to submit a new request to establish a stand-alone Ph.D. in Nanoscience clearly indicate UNCG Ph.D. in Nanoscience was not approved by the administration and faculty.
   
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]. 
 
Early in the investigation of lack of supporting documentation for UNCG Nanoscience degree authorizations Dr. James Sadler Associate Vice President for Academic Planning University of North Carolina put forth a chronology of authorizations (e-mail (08/04/2010).
   
Sadler:  October 7, 2009:  Dean Ryan was told that UNCG needed to submit a revised request to establish.  Both the original and the revised requests are available at this site: emphasis added.
   
Sadler: November 13, 2009
UNC Board of Governors authorizes the UNCG MS in Nanoscience based on the revised request submitted. 
   
Sadler : January 8, 2010
UNC Board of Governors authorizes the UNCG PhD in Nanoscience based on the revised request submitted.
 
Pursuant  JSNN Management Agreement March 03, 2008 Curriculum Approval Process JSNN courses and curricula will be forwarded for review and approve through NCA&T and UNCG established curricular approval processes.
     

Amended and Restated Management Agreement

 
Pursuant Amended and Restated Management Agreement curriculum approval Process JSNN Dean Ryan alleged UNC Greensboro Revised Request to establish Nanoscience M.S. should have been submitted to UNC Greensboro for review and approval through established curricular approval process.
 
Sadler  Oct. 7th : Dean Ryan was told that UNCG needed to submit a revised request to establish.  Both the original and the revised requests are available at this site: emphasis added.
 
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 JSNN Dean Ryan's  unsigned  alleged UNCG Revised  Proposal  had not been submitted to UNC Greensboro and NCA&T  for review and approval through established curricular approval process; nor constituted an UNC Greensboro request for authorization to Establish a Master of Science in Nanoscience and, or  Request by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to Establish a Doctoral Degree Program in Nanoscience.

 
 

 
   
Liberal Arts UNCG offering Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Field may constitute a significant change in mission and goals.
 
   
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. [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.
   
Alleged Dr. Alton Thomas and David H. Perrin signed transmittal to Dr. Belle Wheelan, President, COC dated May 24, 2010:  These institutions are respectfully seeking :
 

a determination of whether the MS and PhD in Nanoengineering will represent a substantive change for NC A&T,

   
Alleged, Dr. Belle Wheelan SACS Commission on Colleges, letter dated June 25, 2010 to Dr. Alton Thompson (NCA&T) and Dr. David H. Perrin (UNCG):
 

Since NC A&T offers approved master's degrees in Civil Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Industrial Systems & System Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Computation Science and Engineering, as well as doctoral degrees in Energy and Environmental Systems Engineering, Computational Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical  Engineering, and Industrial and Systems Engineering, the proposed programs do not appear to be significant departures from the approved curriculum of NC A&T. We accept the notification for the programs and require no additional information from you.

   
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. 

 
 
UNCG will award the nanoscience degrees and NC A&T will award the nanoengineering degrees.  As indicated on the cover sheet to this document, UNCG offers programs similar to nanoscience and NC A&T offers programs similar to nanoengineering
   
Significant changes in mission are those that lead to a fundamental shift in the nature of the institution. Examples include the initiation of an engineering school at a liberal arts institution.   Significant departure is program that is not closely related to previously approved programs at the institution or site or for the mode of delivery in question. To determine whether a new program is a significant departure,‖ it is helpful to consider the following questions: What previously approved programs does the institution offer that are closely related to the new program and how are they related?
 

 

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]
 
   
Alleged, Dr. Belle Wheelan SACS Commission on Colleges, letter dated June 25, 2010 to Dr. Alton Thompson (NCA&T) and Dr. David H. Perrin (UNCG):
   
  • Nanotechnology is the investigation fabrication and characterization of matter structure at dimensions below 100 mm. and is, by its very nature interdisciplinary

 


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

 
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”.
[Request to Plan Joint NCA&T/UNCG Joint Nanoscience Ph.D.]
 
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.
 Note Fall 2005 UNC Presidency transition from President Molly Broad  to Erskine Bowles.
 
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.
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

 
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. 
 
   

Institutional Names on an Academic Credential

Policy: Institutional Names on an Academic Credential.  For graduate academic credentials, students taking courses from participating institutions in a collaborative arrangement may be awarded the academic credential from the SACSCOC-accredited institution where one-third or more of the credits were earned through that institution’s own direct instruction. If the student earns less than a majority and more than one-third of the credits through instruction offered by SACSCOC-accredited institution, the Member institution must submit documentation in accord with the policy “Comprehensive Standard 3.6.3: Documenting an Alternative Approach.” The institution’s documentation for an Alternative Approach will be forwarded to the SACSCOC Board of Trustees for approval [COLLABORATIVE ACADEMIC ARRANGEMENTS:  POLICY AND PROCEDURES Approved: SACSCOC Board of Trustees, June 2010]

   
Alleged, Dr. Belle Wheelan SACS Commission on Colleges, letter dated June 25, 2010 to Dr. Alton Thompson (NCA&T) and Dr. David H. Perrin (UNCG):
   
The curriculum and student leaning outcomes for the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in nanoscience appear appropriate with 33 hours required for the master/s degree and a minimum of 60 hours, a qualifying exam, and a dissertation required for the Ph.D. degree.
   
"We approve the M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs in Nanoscience, shall include them within the scope of accreditation previously granted to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro” “We also approve the two sites listed above as off-campus instructional sites for the two institutions for offering 50% or more of a program’s credits.”
   
The upshot is whether Liberal Arts UNC at Greensboro was capable of offering one third, and more than 50% direct instruction for Nanoscience MS and Ph.D. degrees when approved; whether an alternate approach was approved for UNCG to offer Nanoscience M.S. and Ph.D. degrees by SACSCOC Board of Trustees.

 

Alleged, Dr. Belle Wheelan SACS Commission on Colleges, letter dated June 25, 2010 to Dr. Alton Thompson (NCA&T) and Dr. David H. Perrin (UNCG):
   
  • Nanotechnology is the investigation fabrication and characterization of matter structure at dimensions below 100 mm. and is, by its very nature interdisciplinary
   
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

 
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.
   
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.
   

   
   
Amended and Restated Management Agreement April 24, 2009  Organizing principle  JSNN is a shared academic unit of NC A&T and UNC Greensboro in terms of governance and management does not constitute  agreements between NC A&T and UNCG for purposes of awarding academic credits and/or educational program completion credentials, e.g., certificates, diplomas, degrees or transcripts.
 
Alleged, Dr. Belle Wheelan SACS Commission on Colleges, letter dated June 25, 2010 to Dr. Alton Thompson (NCA&T) and Dr. David H. Perrin (UNCG):
 
"We approve the M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs in Nanoscience, shall include them within the scope of accreditation previously granted to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro” “We also approve the two sites listed above as off-campus instructional sites for the two institutions for offering 50% or more of a program’s credits.”
 

Voice and email traffic with Sara Armstrong, Commission Substance Change Specialist and participant in UNCG MS and PhD Nanoscience authorizations determination; established UNC-Greensboro M.S. and PhD. Nanoscience authorization were pursuant SACSCOC COLLABORATIVE ACADEMIC ARRANGEMENTS: POLICY AND PROCEDURES  as a dual educational program with NCA&T.   

 
A dual educational program is one whereby students study at two or more institutions, and each institution awards a separate program completion credential bearing only its own name, seal and signature. Emphasis added.
   

Dr. Sara Armstrong: “The “program” is a cooperative venture by which the two institutions share facilities, equipment and other resources, called the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering operated by University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNC-G) and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCATSU).  Four degrees are offered:

   
  • At UNC-G: Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in NanoScience (began Fall, 2010)
     
  • At NCATSU: Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Nanoengineering (to begin Fall, 2012)
 
SACS COLLABORATIVE ACADEMIC ARRANGEMENTS POLICY   Collaborative academic arrangements are agreements between institutions purposes of awarding academic credits and/or educational program completion credentials, e.g., certificates, diplomas, degrees or transcripts.
 
 
 


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”.
[Request to Plan Joint NCA&T/UNCG Joint Nanoscience Ph.D.]
 

Disciplinary Foundation Courses

 

UNC Policy Interdisciplinary Degree program:

An Interdisciplinary Degree program involves two or more academic units, either on the same or different campuses, including non-UNC campuses, in a formal agreement to offer a program of study drawing on two or more disciplines that will result in a student being awarded an interdisciplinary degree. If more than one campus is involved in offering the program it would also be a joint degree, emphasis added.

 

Dr. Sara Armstrong: “The “program” is a cooperative venture by which the two institutions share facilities, equipment and other resources, called the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering operated by University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNC-G) and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCATSU).  Four degrees are offered:

   
  • At UNC-G: Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in NanoScience (began Fall, 2010)
     
  • At NCATSU: Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Nanoengineering (to begin Fall, 2012)
 
 
Pursuant UNC Policy for Interdisciplinary Degree (s) if a formal agreement between NCA&T and UNCG for the purposes of awarding academic credits and/or education program completion credentials the degree (s) would be joint degrees, not UNC Greensboro offering Nanoscience MS and PhD degrees.
 

 
The JSNN was organized consistent May 2007 Board of Governors mandate to offer  joint Nanoscience degrees  pursuant  Management Agreement March 03, 2008.
 
   

NCA&T Chancellor Battle and UNCG Chancellor Sullivan signed JSNN Management Agreement dated March 3, 2008 :

·         Mission: offer joint interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree and joint professional master’s degrees (M.S.) Nanoscience,

·         Organizing Principle: That NCA&T and UNCG are committed to the principle that the JSNN is a shared academic unit in terms of governance, faculty, students, curriculum, and management.  Emphasis added.

·         Article 5 Curriculum/Degrees: Degrees will be awarded jointly by NCA&T and UNCG

   
Harold Martin, Rob Nelson, and Alan Mabe, email dated December 09, 2008, below, 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 Bowls  UNC General Administration, approved Amended and Restated Management Agreement (April 2009)  says in part:

·         Mission; offer interdisciplinary Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees and a Professional Master of Science in Nanoscience degree. (non-joint degrees)
 

·         Organizing Principle: That NCA&T and UNCG are committed to the principle that the JSNN is a shared academic unit in terms of governance and management.  NCA&T will be home institution for Nanoengineering faculty, students the Nanoengineering curriculum and degree program.  UNCG will be the home institution of nanoscience faculty, students, and curriculum and degree programs. 
 

·         Curriculum/Degrees Nanoengineering degrees will be awarded by NCA&T.  Nanoscience degrees will be awarded by UNCG. 

 
Note: Amended and restated JSNN Management Agreement Organizing principle removed shared curriculum from March 2008 Management Agreement Organizing principle. Amended and restated JSNN Management Curriculum/Degrees Nanoengineering degrees will be awarded by NCA&T.  Nanoscience degrees will be awarded by UNCG.
   
Amended and restated Management Agreement April 24, 2009  Organizing Principle  is NCA&T and UNCG are committed to the principle that the JSNN is a shared academic unit in terms of governance and management neither of which constitute an agreement agreement  between NCA&T and UNCG for  purposes of awarding academic credits and/or educational program completion credentials, e.g., certificates, diplomas, degrees or transcripts.
   
Erskine Bowles Administration approved Amended and Restated JSNN  Curriculum/Degrees Nanoengineering degrees will be awarded by NCA&T.  Nanoscience degrees will be awarded by UNCG.  Inconsistent with UNC Board of Governors May 2007 JSNN to offer  (a) joint interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree and (a) joint professional science master's degree, amended and restated Management Agreement April 24, 2009 is unauthorized and void; explicitly removing shared circular from  JSNN Management Agreement Organizing principle did not constitute and agreement  between NCA&T and UNCG for  purposes of awarding academic credits and/or educational program completion credentials, e.g., certificates, diplomas, degrees or transcripts.
   

   
NC A&T Dr. Alton Thompson, Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and UNCG Dr. David H. Perrin, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, in letter dated August 5, 2009 to Dr. Belle Wheelan said this letter is in response to your letter dated March 17, 2009.  Alleged Wheelan Letter dated March 17, 2009 requested a demonstration of compliance with the Commission Joint Curriculum policy.
   
Alleged NC A&T Dr. Alton Thompson, Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and UNCG Dr. David H. Perrin, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, in letter dated August 5, 2009  enclosure Guidelines for Joint Curricular Ventures with Regionally-Accredited Institutions [6]:
   
   

  the courses programs, and services included in the contract


At present the Nanoscience degree programs have been developed and approved and are awaiting approval from the UNC system. The course requirements for these degree programs have been described in "Request to Establish" documents for each degree program.  The nanoengineering degree programs are expected to begin development during the second half of 2009 through 2010 timeframe.
 
 
Notwithstanding May 2007 UNC Board of Governors established alleged Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering which was to off a joint interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree and a joint professional science master's degree.
 

 
The University of North Carolina Board of Governors established  (non-joint)  stand-alone MS in Nanoscience on November 13, 2009, and  PhD program in Nanoscience on January 8, 2010  to HWI UNC Greensboro;  in which UNCG 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” - excluding  HBCU (The) North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University which has an Engineering School.
 
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." ;
 
Clearly no UNCG Request to Establish stand alone Masters and PhD Nanoscience degrees at exist therefore could not be the bases of a contractual agreement between NCA&T and UNCG for course programs.