UNC Board of Governor's UNC Greensboro white privilege bogus Nanoscience MS and PhD degrees at fraudulent NCA&T/UNCG Joint Millennial Campus (UNCG affiliate Gateway University Research Park)
 

"A leopard doesn't change its spots"

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   Search:  Greensboro  Massacre;  Wilmington Massacre;
 
“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.”  
 
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 Nano- engineering 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 Board of Governors fraudulent claiming HBCU NC A&T and HWI UNCG were partners in NCA&T/UNCG Joint Millennial Campus. May 2007 UNC Board of Governors established alleged Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, at bogus NC A&T / UNCG Joint Millennial campus Gateway University Research Park. Whose mission was to offer (a) joint interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree and (a) joint professional science master's degree,

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

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


 
students will be given the opportunity to take relevant courses at the
School of Engineering at North Carolina A&T University and must be able to work on collaborative projects with faculty in the School of Engineering.
 
Harold Martin, Rob Nelson, Alan Mabe, email dated December 09, 2008, Subject Joint Millennial Campus  to: Provosts Perrin and Thompson UNCG and NCA&TSU , attachment Second Document Page 9 UNC GA/Questions from UNC General Administration’s notes the March 3, 2008 Memorandum (Management Agreement) needs to be revised, updated and reapproved.
 
 
NC A&T Chancellor Dr. Stanley Battle resigned effective June 30, 2009. Dr. Harold Martin became the next chancellor at NC A&T July 2009.
 
The University of North Carolina Board of Governors authorized HWI UNC Greensboro Nanoscience MS on November 13, 2009 and  PhD program in Nanoscience on January 8, 2010.


Requiring UNCG students take relevant courses  at the School of Engineering at North Carolina A&T University and will be able to work on collaborative projects with faculty in the School of Engineering”,  excluding (The) North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State university from offering  MS and PhD Nanoscience degrees forcing the HBCU out of the JSNN Mission to offer (a) joint interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree and (a) joint professional science master's degree.  
 
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.
 
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]
 
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.

 

 
 
Dr. Taylor is/was affiliated with Greensboro Cemala Foundation,  founding member of the Greensboro Partnership. Cemala Foundation   is  member of the JSNN  Nano manufacturing Innovation Consortium.
 
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. 
 
Response to  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].  Nor did  UNCG degrees followed the ordinary approval process.
 
Reported in the media: UNCG and N.C. A&T are partners in the project. UNCG is offering graduate degrees in nanoscience. A&T will eventually offer degrees in Nanoengineering.  (Jonnelle Davis ( Nano, money No.1 on A&T, UNC-G list News & Record 10.04.2010)
 
"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
 
Ask UNC Board of Governors, Erskine Bowles, NCA&T Chancellor Harold Martin where are NC A&T Nanoscience MS. and Ph.D. degrees; UNC board of Governors exploited HBCU NC A&T Engineering  circular and Federal sponsored research to establish Nanoscience MS and Ph.D. at cross-town white UNC Greensboro, prohibiting NC A&T from offering Nanoscience PhD and MS degrees and depriving A&T  Nanoscience funding.
 
When all of the occupations which will be affected by nanotechnology will require a BS in engineering with a broad, interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach; will require an understanding not only of electrical, mechanical and civil engineering, but biology, physics and chemistry as well.
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 authorized Nanotechnology degrees?
 
Reported in the Media : "The goal isn't to expand mankind's body of knowledge so much as it is to expand the local economy."
 

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


 Reported in the Media: "UNCG/A&T proposal had won the enthusiastic  endorsement of top  Greensboro business leaders.  Acting through the Greensboro Development Corp., they last year commissioned a $300,000 study  to determine what areas of research  at UNCG/A&T  center could engage in to the benefit of the Triad economy and its  industries"; and I'm [banker E.S. ``Jim'' Melvin, chairman of the Greensboro Development Corp convinced it  [Research Center] is the thing to do, but we've got to work through the university system, build the case for it and get it high on the board's priority list. That's going to take some time.'' reported Jack Scism  TRIAD SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH CENTER: VIABLE DREAM OR PIE IN THE SKY? , JACK SCISM, Greensboro News & Record - Monday, July 20, 1992 . (emphasis added)
 
 
" I am so energized by the potential of this research park, in particular the joint schools of nano technology and nano science. The world is seeing explosive growth today in the commercialization of nanotechnology. We will have all of the assets right here in Guilford County that we need to participate in that explosion, and they will be right here at the Gateway University Research Park." said Erskine  president of the University of North Carolina system .
 
Subject of a policy discussion Nov. 2006, UNC Board of Governors 2007-2009 Budget Priorities November 10, 2006 called for Pending Board of Governors approval, funding for the creation of a joint Graduate School of Nanoscience  and Nanoengineering at NCA&T  and UNC-G's Millennium Campus. 
 
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.
 
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.
 
No statuary NCGS: 116-198.34. (8b)  NC A&T/ UNCG Joint Millennial Campus was designated Oct. 2003 making  HBCU NC A&T and cross-town PWI UNCG  partners in  NCA&T/UNCG Joint Millennial Campus
 
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.
 
 
Greensboro City's Greensboro Connections 2025 Comprehensive Plan was adopted May 2003.  A key principle of the Comprehensive Plan is to promote economic development in historically under-served parts of the City such as East Greensboro. Properties in these areas should receive priority consideration as the City designates and promotes land for economic development. The NCA&TSU Farm site is one such candidate.  7D.3 Promote economic development through public/private partnerships to include government, economic development agencies, educational and health care institutions, and businesses. Build on existing partnerships and initiatives in this effort. Examples include:
 

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

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

 
Published as "the most plugged-in attorney in North Carolina", northcarolina.edu minutes claim  allege lobbyist for the city of Greensboro, Greensboro Attorney Jim W. Phillips, Jr.,  Committee Budget and Finance Chair speaking before Board of Governors stated  the Boards of Trustees at North Carolina A&T State University and 
Video Video Video
   

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

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

 

Received pursuant Public Record Request from State Property Office,  bogus NCA&T/UNCG Joint Millennial Campus, Greensboro Center for Innovative Development, Inc. rename Gateway Research Park, Inc., development timeline unambiguous indicated no NCA&T/UNCG Joint Millennial Campus was designated Oct. 10, 2003.
 
Proposed  Lease was smoking Gun No statuary NCGS: 116-198.34.(8b) NC A&T/ UNCG Joint Millennial Campus was designated Oct. 10, 2003 by UNC Board of Governors for Session Law 2003-284, Section 6.20, land and facilities, and 75-acre parcel of NCA&T Farmland
 
UNC System General Administration is not a constituent university in the  UNC System. Therefore the Millennial Campus Statue does not provide for the General Administration to create an NC G. S.: 116-198.34. (8b) Joint Millennial Campus and UNC Policy Manual 600.1.3 limits the President to acquisition of Real Property to $25,000 or  less without Board of Governors approval and any proposal involving the acquisition or disposition by the institution of any interest in real property shall be recommended by the Board of Trustees.
 
 Erskine Bowles UNC System Acquisition of Real Property by lease P0-1 dated March 13, 2006 for the purpose of establishing a Joint Millennial Campus for North Carolina A&T
 
State University and The University of North Carolina Greensboro.  Proposed Lease unequivocal extinguished  UNC  Board of Governors alleged Joint Millennial Campus - North Carolina A&T State University and the  University of North Carolina Greensboro -  false claim  Oct. 10, 2003 designation of  the Central School of the Deaf reallocated to the Board of Governors and 75-acre parcel on NCA&T farmland as Joint Millennial Campus.
 
With significant support from the Greensboro Partnership, during the 2007 legislative session, Gateway University Research Park, Inc. was awarded $58 million ($5 million as an appropriation and $53 million in COP's) for the construction of an approximately 100, 000 square foot facility for the newly created Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN). [UNC-G Cornerstones, Table CS 4-2 Gateway University Research Park, Inc. Academic Affairs Annual Report AY 2007/08P34].
 
The [UNC-G] Associate Provost for Research and Partnerships serves on the Government Relations council for the Greensboro Partnership and through this role contributed to the lobbying efforts with the state legislators for funding for the Joint School of  Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. The College [College of Arts and Sciences] was a central player in the continuing work to establish the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering with NCA&T University. Degrees or programs being considered for the future· MS in Nanoscience and Ph.D. in Nanoscience. [UNC-G Curricular Planning, Academic Affairs Annual Report AY 2007/08]
 
Bowles contacted David McCoy State Budget Officers,  Office of Management and Budget pursuant  funding to Gateway Research Inc.
 
UNC Board of Governors fraudulent claiming HBCU NC A&T and HWI UNCG were partners in NCA&T/UNCG Joint Millennial Campus. May 2007 UNC Board of Governors established alleged Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, at bogus NC A&T / UNCG Joint Millennial campus Gateway University Research Park. Whose mission was to offer (a) joint interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree and (a) joint professional science master's degree,
 

UNC Board of Governors Minutes May 2007

Dr. Taylor is/was affiliated with Greensboro Cemala Foundation,  founding member of the Greensboro Partnership,  who became a member of the JSNN  Nano manufacturing Innovation Consortium.
 
 
 
The degree authorization process progression calls for a constitution institutions to submit a Request to Establish a New Degree to UNC System General Administration which serves under the President. The General Administration submits the constituent request to Planning Committee.  If the Planning Committee approved the Request it is taken to the full Board of Governors for a decision to authorized. Meeting material is submitted to the full board 10 days prior to a scheduled meetings to the Board of Governors Planning Committee along with a recommendation.
 
 
NC A&T and UNCG submitted Request for Authorization to Establish a New Degree Program , joint Ph.D. in Nanoscience CIP 40.999 dated October 10, 2008 and joint Master of Science in Nanoscience  CIP 40.999  dated November 21, 2008 to UNC General Administration.  Two programs with the same CIP code should initially be viewed as duplicative. [UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA  PROGRAM DUPLICATION STUDY  James H. Woodward November 1, 2011, p.5]
 
United States v. Fordice, 505 U.S. 717 (1992) a United States Supreme Court case that resulted in an eight to one ruling that the eight public universities in Mississippi had not sufficiently integrated and that the state must take affirmative action to change this under the Equal Protection Clause and Title VI.    This is not a legal setting but context comparison UNC BOG & SOCS policies in light of the selected text held in UNITED STATES v. FORDICE, GOVERNOR OF MISSISSIPPI :
 

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

 

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].  Nor did  UNCG degrees followed the ordinary approval process.
 
 

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

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


University of North Carolina at Greensboro  2008-2009 Profile

 
Notwithstanding  the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), categorized Nanoscience as CIP 15.1601 Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields.  UNC General Administration applied  CIP 40.9999 (Physical Science) to UNCG academic offering . Note UNC-G has a School of  Arts and Science.
 
Professional Master of Science in Nanoscience
The 33-hour, non-thesis MS in Nanoscience follows the Professional Master of Science degree model, featuring course work in Nanoscience and business and an internship to provide practical experience.
 

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

 
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.
 
When all of the occupations which will be affected by nanotechnology will require a BS in engineering with a broad, interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach; will require an understanding not only of electrical, mechanical and civil engineering, but biology, physics and chemistry as well.

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?

 
 
 

"NCA&T has 12-years of experience in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology”

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.
 

 

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” . 
 
 
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.

 
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]

 
Nanotechnology is Experimental

NCA&T State University has been funded at an average rate of $3-5 million per year in the area of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Most of the research in nanoengineering is done in the Center for Advanced Materials and Smart Structures (CAMSS). Several Centers and projects are under CAMSS, including the NSF Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST), the DoD Center for Nanoscience, Nanomaterials and Multifunctional Materials (CNN) for Homeland Security, the NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC), the NSF project on US/Europe Materials Collaboration: Self-Organized Nanostructured Thin Films for Catalysis, the NSF project on Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Teams (NIRT), the NSF Major Research Instrumentation for Nanoengineering Research, and the NSF Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) program. CAMSS also facilitates many of the materials research activities of the NASA-National Institute for Aerospace (NIA). In addition, the Center for Composite Materials Research (CCMR) does research in nano-enhanced composite materials and the Army Center of Excellence for Battlefield Capability Enhancements (Flexible Displays) does research in material characterization and development of novel displays.
NCA&T was 4th in Nanotechnology Research at North Carolina Universities with $11 Million Dollars and UNCG next to last with $44,999 between 2000-2005.
 

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.
 

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 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?
 
Reported in the media: UNCG and N.C. A&T are partners in the project. UNCG is offering graduate degrees in nanoscience. A&T will eventually offer degrees in Nanoengineering.  (Jonnelle Davis ( Nano, money No.1 on A&T, UNC-G list News & Record 10.04.2010)
 
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.
 
In dictating Appendix 1 Degrees were Nanoengineering degrees will be awarded by NC A&T. Nanoscience degrees will be awarded by UNCG UNC General Administration JSNN had not been approved by UNC System.
 

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.
 
Dr. Sadler Chronology acknowledge unsigned  alleged “Revised UNCG Request to Establish a Master’s in Nanoscience dated Nov. 9, 2009 was 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 <
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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.  The summary that went to the Board can be viewed in the Planning Committee pre-meeting materials at this location:
 
December 9, 2009
UNC Graduate Council recommends authorization of the joint PhD.  Request can be viewed at the Graduate Council site noted above.
 
January 8, 2010
UNC Board of Governors authorizes the UNCG PhD in Nanoscience based on the revised request submitted.  The summary that went to the Board can be viewed in the Planning Committee pre-meeting materials at this location:
 
 
Amended and Restated Management Curriculum Approval Process.  JSNN courses and curricula will be approved by the appropriate JSNN curriculum Committee and forwarded to the home institution for the curriculum (ie. NC A&T for Nanoengineering and UNCG for Nanoscience) for review and approval through established curricular approval process.  Any conflicts will be resolved by the Provost of the home institution.
 

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 MS 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.", which clearly indicate Dr. James Ryan proposal did not go though established curricular approval process. and alleged UNCG revised  Request to establish  MS in Nanoscience was not pursuant established procedures.
 
 
Harold Martin, Rob Nelson, Alan Mabe, email dated December 09, 2008, Subject Joint Millennial Campus  to: Provosts Perrin and Thompson UNCG and NCA&TSU , attachment Second Document Page 9 UNC GA/Questions from UNC General Administration’s notes the March 3, 2008 Memorandum (Management Agreement) needs to be revised, updated and reapproved.
 
 
 
Erskine Bowles UNC System General Administration approved Amended and Restated Management Agreement April 2009 whose Curriculum/ degrees Nanoengineering degrees will be awarded by NC A&T. Nanoscience degrees will be awarded by UNCG. 
 

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

 
Erskine Bowles UNC System General Administration inconsistent with UNC System approved JSNN  to offer (a) joint interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree and (a) joint professional science master's degree; UNC System General Administration approved Amended and Restated Management Agreement Curriculum/ degrees were unauthorized.
 
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. 
 

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 outlined in the faculty handbooks at the respective campus clear indicate the General Administration of the University of North Carolina system JSNN was not 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), indicating UNC System had not approved Bowles Administration JSNN.
 
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.
 

 
The degree authorization process progression calls for a constitution institutions to submit a Request to Establish a New Degree to UNC System General Administration which serves under the President. The General Administration submits the constituent request to Planning Committee.  If the Planning Committee approved the Request it is taken to the full Board of Governors for a decision to authorized. Meeting material is submitted to the full board 10 days prior to a scheduled meetings to the Board of Governors Planning Committee along with a recommendation.
 

Public Record 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) “

 

 

Policy on Academic Program Planning

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

 

Policy on Academic Program Planning

The UNC Policy Manual 400.1 Adopted 05/06/09

 
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].  
 
 
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. 
 

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 outlined in the faculty handbooks at the respective campus clear indicate the General Administration of the University of North Carolina system JSNN was not approved by UNC System / Board of Governors.
 
 
 
"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
 

Dr. Taylor is/was affiliated with Greensboro Cemala Foundation,  founding member of the Greensboro Partnership,  who became a member of the JSNN  Nano manufacturing Innovation Consortium.
 
 
 
 
With Harold "with UNCG" Martin as president of  NC A&T , and Alan Mabe Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dr. Taylor associated with the Cemala Foundation member of the Greensboro Partnership on the Ed Planning Committee.  JSNN Dean Ryan formulated Nanoscience degrees for HWI UNC Greensboro,  excluding HBCU NC A&T.  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 University of North Carolina Board of Governors authorized HWI UNC Greensboro Nanoscience MS on November 13, 2009 and  PhD program in Nanoscience on January 8, 2010 requiring UNCG students take relevant courses  at the School of Engineering at North Carolina A&T University and will be able to work on collaborative projects with faculty in the School of Engineering”,  excluding (The) North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State university from offering  MS and PhD Nanoscience degrees forcing the HBCU out of the JSNN Mission to offer (a) joint interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree and (a) joint professional science master's degree.  
 
May 2007 UNC Board of Governors established alleged Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, at bogus NC A&T / UNCG Joint Millennial Campus, UNCG Affiliate Gateway University Research Park, to offer (a) joint interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree and (a) joint professional science master's degree.  Senior Vice President Dr. Alan Mabe document Restarting the Evaluation and Review of Proposed New Degree Programs dated November 3, 2009 indicated NCA&T M.S. Nanoscience (joint with UNCG) and NCA&T (UNCG)  Ph.D. Nanoscience would be considered. Ala Mabe Memorandum dated March 18, 2010 to Members, Committee on Educational Planning, Policies and Programs, etc Subject Progress in Reviewing Degree Proposals indicated UNCG: [joint JSNN] M. S. in Nanoscience approved by BOG Nov. 2009], excluding NCA&T.
 
“A Promise for the Future By some accounts, nanotechnology is destined to replace much of today's technology. Gateway University Research Park expects to be at the forefront of these new technologies with the creation of a new institution, The Joint School for Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN). ”
 

May 2007 UNC Board of Governors established alleged Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, at bogus NC A&T / UNCG Joint Millennial Campus, UNCG Affiliate Gateway University Research Park, to offer (a) joint interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree and (a) joint professional science master's degree. 
 
 Senior Vice President Dr. Alan Mabe document Restarting the Evaluation and Review of Proposed New Degree Programs dated November 3, 2009 indicated NCA&T M.S. Nanoscience (joint with UNCG) and NCA&T (UNCG)  Ph.D. Nanoscience would be considered.
 
 
Ala Mabe Memorandum dated March 18, 2010 to Members, Committee on Educational Planning, Policies and Programs, etc Subject Progress in Reviewing Degree Proposals indicated UNCG: [joint JSNN] M. S. in Nanoscience approved by BOG Nov. 2009], adding JSNN to the degree and excluding NCA&T.
 

Note: SACS-COC Policy Statement: Separate Accreditation for extended units of a Member institution. For Units of a Member Institution extended unit to be eligible for accreditation as a separate institution it must offer a degree and separate from the main campus. Procedure for an Extended Unit Seeking Separate Accreditation  (.1) Application for Membership, including all documentation required to demonstrate compliance with Core Requirements 2.1- 2.11,  [2.1 The institution has degree-granting authority from the appropriate government agency or agencies. (Degree-granting Authority).

When all of the occupations which will be affected by nanotechnology will require a BS in engineering with a broad, interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach; will require an understanding not only of electrical, mechanical and civil engineering, but biology, physics and chemistry as well.
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?