The UNC Policy Manual
Chapter 100.1 - The Code
SECTION 301. THE STANDING COMMITTEES’ JURISDICTION.
301 A. The standing committees of the Board of Governors shall be: the Committee on Budget and Finance; the Committee on Educational Planning, Policies, and Programs; the Committee on Personnel and Tenure; the Committee on University Governance, the Committee on Public Affairs, and the Audit Committee.
301 B. The Committee on Budget and Finance shall consist of seven voting members. The committee shall advise and consult with the president concerning budget policy and preparation. The committee shall consider the budget proposed by the president and, upon its approval, shall submit the budget to the Board of Governors for final action. The committee shall make recommendations to the board for the allocation of funds appropriated to the board. It shall also advise and assist the president, and submit recommendations to the board, with respect to real property transactions, investments, endowments, and other fiscal and property matters in accordance with valuation limits established in board policy and within the jurisdiction of the Board of Governors.
301 C. The Committee on Educational Planning, Policies, and Programs shall consist of nine voting members. It shall receive the advice and recommendations of the president and make recommendations to the board in all areas pertaining to the development of a coordinated system of higher education in North Carolina, including: (a) the definition of mission and assignment of functions of each constituent institution; (b) the review of requests for the initiation of new degree programs and recommendations for the termination of existing programs; (c) the provision of supportive services, facilities, and other resources for the instructional, research, and public-service programs of the constituent institutions; (d) the review of policies affecting educational programs and academic affairs; (e) matters concerning the involvement of students in the University and in university life; (f) review of matters concerning health affairs in the University; and (g) review of matters concerning the utilization of information technology in furtherance of the University’s mission. The committee shall also advise and assist the president and the board in maintaining close liaison with the State Board of Education, the State Board of Community Colleges, and the private colleges and universities, including the review of all requests for state aid to the private institutions. It shall further recommend to the board procedures and standards for the licensing of non-public educational institutions.
301 D. The Committee on Personnel and Tenure shall consist of seven voting members. Upon recommendation of the president, it shall review and make recommendations to the board with respect to the appointment and compensation of all vice chancellors, senior academic and administrative officers, and persons with permanent tenure. Notwithstanding the provision above, the committee shall not review or recommend the appointment and compensation of vice chancellors, senior academic and administrative officers, and persons with permanent tenure for those campuses delegated the authority to appoint and set compensation for such employees so long as the boards of trustees act consistently with the policy and compensation ranges established by the Board of Governors. Further, the committee shall advise and assist the president in the review and evaluation of tenure policies and regulations which the president shall periodically conduct, and it shall review all appeals from faculty members of the constituent institutions which involve an institution's decision to not to reappoint a faculty member, to deny tenure, to discharge a tenured faculty member, or to impose a serious sanction pursuant to the provisions of Chapter VI of this Code. It shall also review all appeals from non-faculty employees of the University who are exempt from the State Personnel Act pursuant to Section 611 of this Code.
301 E. The Committee on University Governance shall consist of seven voting members. It shall keep under continuous review the application and interpretation of The Code of the University of North Carolina and all delegations of authority under that code, and it shall make such recommendations to the Board of Governors for the amending of The Code or delegations of authority as may seem appropriate for the effective and efficient operation of the University of North Carolina and its constituent institutions. The committee shall make nominations to the Board of Governors for elections to the boards of trustees of the constituent institutions. The committee shall receive all requests from students of the constituent institutions for appellate review by the Board of Governors pursuant to Section 502 D(3) of this Code.
301 F. The Committee on Public Affairs shall consist of a number of voting members to be determined by the chair of the board. A voting member serving on this committee shall also serve on one or more other standing committees. The Committee on Public Affairs shall assist the President in maintaining a positive relationship with the Governor, the North Carolina General Assembly, the United States Congress, and other governmental entities which affect the ability of the University to carry out its mission. The committee will review all state and federal policy priorities of the University.
301 G. The Audit Committee shall consist of a number of voting members to be determined by the chair of the board. A voting member serving on this committee shall also serve on one or more other standing committees. The Audit Committee shall develop and maintain a system wide code of ethics, review annual and other audit reports of the constituent institutions and affiliated entities of the University, review a summary of the internal audit plans and work of the audit committees of the constituent institutions, review annual financial audit reports and management letters on University associated entities, meet with the State Auditor annually, and take such other actions as are necessary or appropriate to assure the integrity of the finances of the University.