CREATOR: People of  color shall opportunities other than sports & entertainment ; "All North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has is a few degrees and a little farmland and they want to take that - defeat their plan."  He supports separation of  Church & State.   When Jesus cannot love you my job is to get in there. "Michael" J. Pippen "Since 1949", Wingman Gabriel.  Host - armies from each of seven universes  - wings black - enforcement
 

 
Banality of Evil --  UNC Board of Governors'  UNC Greensboro  Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering located on bogus NCA&T/UNCG Joint Millennial Campus - Gateway University Research Park, - in Greensboro, NC -  conceived in bigotry and nourished on the twin fronts of prejudice and injustice; You Don't take a Mule to the Kentucky Derby: UNC Board of Governors & Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Bogus UNC Greensboro white privilege Nanoscience MS and PhD degrees
 
   
North Carolina, like other Southern states, relied on slavery to build its economy during the 18th and 19th centuries. Slaves across the state raised crops, did domestic chores, constructed new buildings, sailed ships, and performed countless other jobs, all for no pay."   The Story of  Slavery in North Carolina
 
“The Joint School for Nanoscience and Nanoengineering….. built on the major nano-technology research activity that had been established at nearby Wake Forest and at NCA&T” #1
 

A Professional Academic - Research Education you can take to the Bank - Land Grant (The) North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, established to provide science driven practical educations in 1891, third in Sponsored research funding, second in Graduates early career earning, and first in affordability in the UNC System, home-place of innovation, among the leaders in STEM, STEAM,  Agriculture  education, and Supply Chain Management.  NC A&T is the place where the students made the brick to build the building in which to be educated.  North Carolina A&T State University diverse National and International Faculty and Staff cooperative relationships with National and International Institutions, Corporations, Government Agencies, other HBCUs, and Alumni network, offers Tomorrow's Technology  &  Innovation Today. [A&T  is one of  eight North American Universities selected for General Motors AutoDrive Challenge]   [Analytical approach to evidence examination}

 

 (The) North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University held their 44th annual Career Awareness Fair Sept. 12, 2017, one of the largest among the University of North Carolina School Systems,  attracting more than 200 unique employers and 700 representatives soliciting internship, co-op and direct hire positions. Due to demand A&T held a Fair Remix Sept. 26, 2018 for an additional 50 unique employers and 130 representative.
 

N.C. A&T Family Set to Grant Holiday Wishes to Local Foster Children

Tiffany S. Jones

EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (Nov. 20, 2018) – To kick off the traditional season of giving, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University faculty, staff and students will unite to grant holiday wishes of more than 200 foster children during the second annual “Winter Wishes in Aggieland.”  The Aggie family will gather with representatives from the Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services at the Deese Clock Tower in the center of campus at 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, to collect holiday gifts. “Winter Wishes is all about our university doing its little part to ensure that these children, who are in foster care through no fault of their own, are able to have a little holiday cheer,” said Ray Trapp, director of external affairs at N.C. 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.

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

 students will be given the opportunity to take relevant courses at the
School of Engineering at North Carolina A&T University and will be able to work on collaborative projects with faculty in the School of Engineering”.
[Request to Plan Joint NCA&T/UNCG Joint Nanoscience Ph.D.]
The JSNN facilities will be located on land that was formerly part of the NC A&T farm."    Their Plan.
 

 
The National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) responsible for collecting and presenting statistical data and information for the nation; classifies Nanoscience and Nanoengineering as Nanotechnology CIP 15.1601: Engineering technologies and Engineering related fields.
   

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

   
Historical black North Carolina A&T, as one of the state's two land grant institutions, has programs through the doctoral level. Its programs include engineering, arts and sciences, agricultural and environmental sciences, business and economics, education, nursing, technology, and graduates studies. “The expected roles of a land-grant institution, is teaching agriculture and engineering, and providing cooperative extension services” .  Consistent with other engineering schools in the UNC System offering Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (Material Science) programs  are not  Substantial Changes as defined by the SACS and  consistent with the education, curricular, mission and goals of NC A&T State University.
 
NCA&T is "well known in areas such as advanced materials, nanotechnology, computational science, and says N. Radhakrishnan, former for research and economic development at N.C. A&T. The school also has significant strengths in other areas, including biotechnology, energy and the environment, information sciences and technology, logistics and  transportation development.
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.
 
All these endeavors are aligned in eight research clusters that bring faculty together across disciplines to develop large research projects. These research clusters run in parallel with a number of multidisciplinary centers and institutes at N.C. A&T, which develop partnerships with private and corporate sponsors, educational institutions, and government agencies.
 
 
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.
 


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 will be able to work on collaborative projects with faculty in the School of Engineering” .
 

 
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.
 
 
In 2003-04, with the backbone of North Carolina's industrial economy Tobacco, Textiles, and Furniture outsourced, in decline/recession or outsourced with appropriations for UNC-System taking an ever increasing multi-billion dollar bite out of state's coffers, North Carolina's Legislature thru House Bill 1264 (HB 1264) direct UNC-BOG and COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM  to contract a private consulting firm that had experience in  higher education to conduct a comprehensive study (Staying a step  ahead) of the mission and educational program needs to ensure that the State's citizens are academically prepared and equipped for current job opportunities and jobs of the future in North Carolina's growing knowledge economy.
 


Emerging from a legislative mandated study HB 1264
,Staying a Step Ahead,  to ensure  the State's citizens are academically prepared and equipped for current job opportunities and jobs of the future in North Carolina's  growing knowledge economy, explicitly referred to research clusters created by HBCU NCA&T
 
Nanotechnology, Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, should have been HBCU NCA&T Signature Programs
 
HB 1264 (6),  says with regard to the University System, there shall be special emphasis on the development of signature programs for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke
 
“Signature programs” have been defined as those that are distinctive, that build on existing strengths, that advance the institution’s profile, and that serve regional and/or state economic transformation needs."
 
  • "NCA&T has 12-years of experience in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology”

  • “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

 

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

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

 
Staying a Step Ahead (HB 1264(7)(2003-04)) the Legislature mandated the Board of Governors emphasized existing and new programs at Liberal Arts  Universities specifically aimed at meeting business, industry, workforce, and career needs of North Carolina in the State's changing and growing knowledge-based economy, taking into account, as appropriate, State and regional economic strategies.
   
Its [UNCG] historically strong programs in music, education and nursing are not the kinds of programs that spin off research and development or software companies to fuel high tech economies [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.
   

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro 2003-2004 Profile

   
With the source of enrollment growth being minorities as white enrollment leveled off across  the  University of North Carolina, Guilford Technical Community College experiencing record enrollment, ECPI University and ITT Tech offering addition technology based education in the Triad education market place.   What’s left on the plate for Majority serving Liberal Arts UNCG with a potential national and  regional prominent HBCU NCA&T across town? Would political astute business organization affiliated UNC-G use political connections to reposition Majority serving  UNC-G in and Minority serving NCA&T out?  UNC-G 2003-08 formulated a 2003-08 academic plan to establish a joint Millennial campus with NC A&T.
   
 
"The goal isn't to expand mankind's body of knowledge so much as it is to expand the local economy."
 

 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";
"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: " 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". ... "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."   [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.
 
The [UNC-G] Associate Provost for Research and Partnerships serves on the Government Relations council for the Greensboro Partnership and through this role contributed to the lobbying efforts with the state legislators for funding for the Joint School of  Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. The College [College of Arts and Sciences] was a central player in the continuing work to establish the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering with NCA&T University. Degrees or programs being considered for the future· MS in Nanoscience and Ph.D. in Nanoscience. [UNC-G Curricular Planning, Academic Affairs Annual Report AY 2007/08
 

 
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
 
Notwithstanding Pursuant to applicable provisions of state law and policies of the Board of Governors, the boards of trustees of affected constituent institutions shall have authority and responsibility for the adoption of policies applicable to and the control and supervision of campus facilities [G.S.116-35], Appendix 1 - DELEGATIONS OF DUTY AND AUTHORITY TO BOARDS OF TRUSTEES, The UNC Policy Manual ,Chapter 100.1 - The Code, XVI. AUXILIARY ENTERPRISES, UTILITIES AND MISCELLANEOUS FACILITIES.

Prior to NC A&T Board of  Trustees Meeting Nov. 15, 2006  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.
 
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 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.
 
 
You Don't take a Mule to the Kentucky Derby: UNC Board of Governors & Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Bogus UNC Greensboro white privilege Nanoscience MS and Ph.D. degrees;
 
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.]
 
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. 

No statuary NCGS: 116-198.34.(8b) NC A&T/ UNCG Joint Millennial Campus was designated Oct. 10, 2003 enabling  Greensboro Center for Innovative Development, Inc. - renamed Gateway University Research Park, Inc.  to administer the educational, research, and economic development mission of  a Joint Millennial Campus.
 
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.

 
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 acquisition of Real Property to $25,000 or  less without Board of Governors approval and any proposal involving the acquisition or disposition by the institution of any interest in real property shall be recommended by the Board of Trustees.
 
 Erskine Bowles UNC System Acquisition of Real Property by lease P0-1 dated March 13, 2006 for the purpose of establishing a Joint Millennial Campus for North Carolina A&T
 
State University and The University of North Carolina Greensboro.  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.
 
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.  
 
NC A&T and UNCG submitted Request for Authorization to Establish a New Degree Program , Ph.D. in Nanoscience dated October 10, 2008 and Master of Science in Nanoscience dated November 21, 2008 to UNC General Administration, CIP discipline  40.999.  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]
 
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.]
 

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 Policy for Interdisciplinary Degree 
An Interdisciplinary Degree program involves two or more academic units, either on the same or different 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.

JSNN Management Agreement Dated March 03, 2008 constituted a formal agreement to offer a Joint Nanoscience MS and PhD degrees between NCA&T and UNCG.  UNCG Nanoscience MS and PhD degrees were non-joint, stand-alone degrees which meant no formal agreement exited between UNC Greensboro and NC A&T  therefore no educational bases exist  for UNCG students to take courses at NCA&T School of Engineering and work on Cooperative research with the faculty in the school  of Engineering.
 
 

UNC Board of Governors Minutes May 2006

 

Policy on Academic Program Planning

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

 


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, were not pursuant UNC Policies 400.1.1,1[G]and 400.1.1.5[G]. 
 

 [SECTION 301. THE STANDING COMMITTEES’ JURISDICTION]

     

Policy on Academic Program Planning The UNC Policy Manual 400.1 Adopted 05/06/09

 

     
     
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.
     
 
 
 

JSNN Management Agreement March 03, 2008

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.
 
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  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.
 

 
   

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].  
   
   

   
UNC System Board of Governors May 2007 approved Joint school of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering in which  JSNN will offer a joint interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree and a joint professional science master's degree (M.S.)  
   

Policy on Academic Program Planning The UNC Policy Manual 400.1 Adopted 05/06/09

 
   
   
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. 

 

 
 
 A  management Agreement .. has been formulated and has recently been amended and restated to conform to the "new policies of the University of North Carolina System"
 
   

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.

   
   
 
   
 
 
UNC General Administration and Senior Vice President Alan Mabe use the authority to manage the review process to implement the UNC System Approve Amended and restated Management Agreement Circular/degrees UNC Greensboro will offer nanoscience degrees in lieu of the Board of Governors May 2007 approved JSNN in which Nanoscience degrees were joint.
 

 

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]
 
 

 

 
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
 

 
The National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) responsible for collecting and presenting statistical data and information for the nation; classifies Nanoscience and Nanoengineering as Nanotechnology CIP 15.1601: Engineering technologies and Engineering related fields.
 
Nanotechnology.  Definition: A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical, scientific, and engineering principles and technical skills to manipulate matter at the atomic and molecular level (in the range of 1-100 nanometers) and to design, fabricate, and integrate nanoscale structures, devices, and systems. Includes instruction in materials science, thermodynamics, nanomaterials, Nano electronics, and nano/micro device fabrication and testing. [https://nces.ed.gov/search/?q=nano+science]:
 

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

 


University of North Carolina at Greensboro  2008-2009 Profile

 
Notwithstanding  the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), categorized Nanoscience as CIP 15.1601 Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields.  UNC General Administration applied  CIP 40.9999 (Physical Science) to UNCG academic offering . Note UNC-G has a School of  Arts and Science.
 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.
 
Unambiguous a degree in Chemistry is not a degree in Nanoscience. UNC Greensboro academic inventory was substantially below the general rule of at least half the number of hours required  for discipline  [Nanoscience] degree at the master’s level.
 
Doctor of Philosophy in Nanoscience
The PhD in Nanoscience requires a minimum of 60 hours and is designed to prepare students to take positions in industrial, governmental, or academic research settings by providing a solid background in Nanoscience theory and experimental techniques through course work and dissertation research.
 
”The addition of a doctoral program is not an easy or simple extension of the master’s program. Unlike most master’s programs, a doctoral program is research-based. While doctoral program requirements routinely include additional course work, the central program requirement is the dissertation. The topic for the dissertation normally derives from discussion with faculty who are engaged in research and therefore knowledgeable about the “frontier of knowledge” in the discipline. For a faculty member to then properly guide and assist the student’s dissertation research, that faculty member must be an active researcher. Hence, the implementation of a doctoral program must be preceded by the assembling of faculty who are conducting publishable research in that discipline. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PROGRAM DUPLICATION STUDY Submitted by James H. Woodward  November 1, 2011 p12]  
 
UNC at Greensboro 10th among the 11 institutions conducted $45,000 dollars of Nanotechnology research between 2000 thru 2005. NCA&T was 4th in Funding in Nanotechnology Research at North Carolina Universities with $11 Million Dollars between 2000-2005.
 
Erskine Bowles UNC General Administration categorizing Nanoscience Ph.D. as a Physical Science; examining UNC Greensboro curricula for similar Physical Science Ph.D.  programs determined:

 UNC Greensboro offer no similar Ph.D. programs.

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

 

 
The National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) responsible for collecting and presenting statistical data and information for the nation; classifies Nanoscience and Nanoengineering as Nanotechnology CIP 15.1601: Engineering technologies and Engineering related fields.
 


 

Historical Black Land Grant NCA&T was listed as University focus on Nanotechnology May 2005.
Cross town Historical White UNC Greensboro was not listed as a University focused on Nanotechnology.
 
Dr. Alan Mabe dated April 28, 2009 to Ed Planning, Ph.D. Memorandum degree  proposals indicate  NC A&T  Nanoscience and Material Science (Nanoengineering).
 
 

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]
 

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

 
Historical black North Carolina A&T, as one of the state's two land grant institutions, has programs through the doctoral level. Its programs include engineering, arts and sciences, agricultural and environmental sciences, business and economics, education, nursing, technology, and graduates studies. “The expected roles of a land-grant institution, is teaching agriculture and engineering, and providing cooperative extension services” .
UNC Board of Governors January 2007 authorized UNC Charlotte, which has an Engineering School, to offer a Ph.D. in Nanoscale Science.  Offering Nanoscale Science was not a Substantial Change as defined by the SACS for UNC Charlotte.  Nov. 2012 UNC Board of Governors authorized a Master’s in Nanoengineering to Land Grant Institution NC State, which has an Engineering. Offering Nanoengineering was not a Substantial Change as defined by the SACS for NC State.

Consistent with other engineering schools in the UNC System offering Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (Material Science) programs  are not  Substantial Changes as defined by the SACS and  consistent with the education, curricular, mission and goals of NC A&T State University.

 
 
In order for white Liberal Arts UNC-G with programs in music, art, and nursing  to offer Nanoscience degrees it must access NC A&T academic circular and research.  “Although the degree is in Nanoscience (does not include Nanoengineering), students will be given the opportunity to take relevant courses at the School of Engineering at North Carolina A&T University and will be able to work on collaborative projects with faculty in the School of Engineering”. 
 

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

 

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

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

 
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.
 
 
The National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) responsible for collecting and presenting statistical data and information for the nation; classifies Nanoscience and Nanoengineering as Nanotechnology CIP 15.1601: Engineering technologies and Engineering related fields.
 

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

 


University of North Carolina at Greensboro  2008-2009 Profile

 
A&T is known for its engineering and agricultural programs and UNCG’s background is nursing and the humanities “. [1]
 
For Liberal Arts UNC Greensboro with programs in music and nursing to offer Nanoscience degrees  requires access to NCA&T academic programs and research:  “Although the degree is in Nanoscience (does not include Nanoengineering),


 
students will be given the opportunity to take relevant courses at the
School of Engineering at North Carolina A&T University and will be able to work on collaborative projects with faculty in the School of Engineering”.
[Request to Plan Joint NCA&T/UNCG Joint Nanoscience Ph.D.]
 
Unambiguous UNC Policy on Academic Program Planning conclusion if it had been implemented would indicate :

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

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

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

(4) whether the program would create unnecessary duplication,

(5) employment opportunities for program graduates,

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

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

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

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

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

over whiningly  indicated Nanoscience and Nanoengineering degrees be established at  HBCU (The) North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State university "not" University of North Carolina Greensboro.
 
Why is across-town Liberal Art UNC Greensboro with programs in music and nursing, requiring relevant courses be taken at the School of Engineering at North Carolina A&T University and will be able to work on collaborative projects with faculty in the School of Engineering”, except for unvarnished racism offering Nanotechnology degrees?
 

1] MARTA HUMMEL Staff Writer, A&T ENTICES SCIENCE CENTER TO GREENSBORO - N.C. A&T AND THE USDA HOPE THEIR AGREEMENT WILL MAKE GREENSBORO A HUB FOR BIOFUELS AND FARMING RESEARCH. Greensboro News & Record (NC)-September 20, 2004

[2]  UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PROGRAM DUPLICATION STUDY Submitted by James H. Woodward  November 1, 2011 p12]