Dr. Chapman responds to K-16 education system initiatives, policy implementation, and legislation impacting teacher and school leader preparation and development throughout the University.Dr. Margaret O'Hara Director of E-Learning 919-962-3910
Dr. O'Hara provides system leadership and direction for an online outreach strategy for distance education programs. She also provides strategic leadership to expand and establish the University's online presence as a preferred choice for postsecondary attainment of degrees, continuing education, and professional development.
Dr. Prochaska oversees the licensure of non-public and out-of-state institutions seeking to offer post-secondary degree programs in North Carolina. This includes institutional site visits, recommendations for licensure, policy interpretations and changes, and overall guidance for consumer protection. He also assists the Vice President for Academic and University Programs in liaising with the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and helps to address accreditation issues involving the University's constituent institutions. Dr. Prochaska is UNC General Administration's representative to the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB's) Educational Technology Cooperative.
Mr. Scarborough coordinates and manages the details of the process of granting licensure (state authorization) to out-of-state institutions that wish to conduct post-secondary degree activity in North Carolina. This position also requests the required Annual Reports from licensed institutions and reviews those reports upon submission to verify the institutions’ continued compliance with licensure requirements.
Ms. Thompson is primary support for the Vice President and is office manager for Academic and University Programs. She acts as liaison to the Board of Governors’ Committee on Educational Planning, Policies, and Programs, and supports the UNC Deans’ Council on Teacher Education. She also works with UNC campuses and General Administration staff as academic programs move through the academic planning and establishment process.
Ms. Williams manages the administration of the exemption from licensure function at UNC General Administration for colleges and universities seeking religious or military exemption from the requirements of licensure. This position also serves as the primary point of contact for receiving and responding to: 1) initial inquiries received concerning State Authorization from out-of-state institutions conducting or seeking to conduct post-secondary degree activity in North Carolina; and 2) student complaints received concerning institutions delivering post-secondary degree instruction within North Carolina.