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Monday, September 12, 1983The Daily Tar Heel3
Friday asks BOG to review
policy on faculty records
Comp Sci improvement
plan adopted by BOG
By STUART TONKINSON
Assistant Unhtnity Editor
The UNC Board of Governors adopted
Friday a five-year plan designed to im
prove computer science programs
throughout the 16-campus system.
The plan calls for UNC-system cam
puses to review, evaluate and develop
computer science programs.
The BOG adopted a 350-page document
recommended by the BOG's Committee
on Educational Planning, Policies and
Programs. It is the fourth long-range plan
adopted by the board since 1976.
According to the plan, there will be con
tinuing program review and evaluation in
computer science, business management,
communications and foreign languages.
Three members of the UNC system
Elizabeth City State University, Pembroke
State University and N.C. Central Univer
sity will develop degree programs in
computer sciences, and UNC-Charlotte re
ceived reconfirmation of a plan to con
tinue developing computer science pro
grams. Roy Carroll, UNC vice president for
planning, said that a total of 161 new
degree programs had been authorized by
the board in the plan. There had been 632
requests for new programs, he added.
Only the very best programs are
authorized, thus ensuring program quali
ty, he asid.
The document states that in the decade
from 1972-1982, undergraduate enroll
ment in computer science courses across
the UNC system jumped 4,508 percent and
graduate enrollment was up more than 180
The plan projects a stable enrollment
pattern throughout the system. A 2.5 per
cent increase in the number of students in
UNC-system schools is expected. The plan
also assumes the trend of greater enroll
ments of female, part-time and older stu
dents will continue through 1986.
"Much remains to be done" in terms of
increasing the opportunities available to
N.C. residents, said F.P. Bodenheimer,
chairman of the committee presenting the
plan. There have been significant advances
in some areas, he added.
The report also provided some statistics
on-education in North Carolina.
According to the report, North Carolina
ranks 47th nationally in percentages of
high school graduates and 43rd in the per
centage of those who have had four or
more years of college.
UNC President William C. Friday said
that N.C. residents must be shown what
the system, the state's community colleges
and the state's public schools offer.
BOG Chairman John R. Jordan added
that the only thing the plan failed to in
clude was a method of better educating the
public as to the function of the university
The BOG agreed to set up a committee
to look into the best way of showing the
public why N.C. universities are needed.
In other action, the UNC campus re
ceived authorization to plan an under
graduate program in applied science and a
master's level program in accounting. A
doctoral program in speech pathology and
audiology and an undergraduate program
in art education have been discontinued.
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UNC president William C. Friday asked the UNC Board of Governors to
review a policy on access to records about faculty consulting work.
By STUART TONKINSON
Assistant University Editor
UNC President William C. Friday asked
the UNC Board of Governors on Friday to
review a policy prohibiting the public to in
spect records concerning consulting work
faculty members do for outside firms.
Andrew A. Vanore, senior deputy attor
ney general, said that records on consult
ing work are considered part of a faculty
member's personnel file. State law pro
hibits public disclosure of the contents of a
state employee's personnel file.
The BOG's Committee on Personnel
and Tenure agreed to meet Oct. 7 to review
the policy, which was attacked in an edi
torial in the Raleigh News and Observer
The N&O revealed in a story last week
that its reporters were denied permission to
inspect the records.
Friday said at the meeting that the deci
sion not to release the material was based
on advice from the N.C. attorney general's
office. Friday said that disclosing the in
formation could be a misdemeanor with a
fine of up to $500.
The N&O in its editorial stated that Fri
day "casually" dismissed the public's
"right to know what kind of consulting
work faculty members are doing for pri
Friday said at the BOG meeting that
"there was no casual disregard of the
public's right to information" and that he
made the decision with the understanding
that criminal sanctions were involved if the
information was disclosed.
Friday added that the decision did not
mean that all information on consulting
Honor Court has longstanding tradition
By SHERRI GOODSON
shall be the responsibility of every student at The University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to obey and to support the en
forcement of the Honor Code, which prohibits lying, cheating or
stealing when these actions involve academic processes or Univer
sity, student or academic personnel acting in an official capacity.
The Instrument of Student Judicial Governance
UNC's honor court system is one of the school's longstanding
traditions. Its name might suggest television-drama court antics,
but 1983-84 Undergraduate Court Chairman David Keesler says
that Impression is wrong.
"I'm really impressed by the professionalism with which the
cases are handled,' r said Keesler, a senior history and political
On Sunday, about 85 students met at Chapel Hill's Camp New
Hope for a judicial retreat. The retreat was held to train students
. for positions within the student-run judicial system. r :-1
The UNC judicial system is made up of two major bodies, the
Undergraduate Court and the Student Attorney General's staff.
Each body is made up of 30 undergraduate students. The under
graduate court hears cases of alleged violations arising under the
Code of Student Conduct, while the Student Attorney General
staff investigates and prepares those cases for hearing.
Of the two types of Code of Student Conduct offenses
academic and non-academic the non-academic offenses are
more common, Hoover said. Non-academic offense include lying
to a University official, destroying University property, falsifying
records or furnishing a false ID card. Academic offenses include
cheating, plagiarism and giving aid to other students when it is
Besides investigating and hearing cases of violations, judicial
system members educate the student body about the honor
system, presenting programs to freshman English classes each fall.
A case against an alleged violator of the Code of Student con
duct begins with an initial complaint brought to Student Attorney
General Hunter Hoover. Hoover performs all preliminary in
vestigation, and if enough evidence is found to charge a student,
he then turns the case over to two of his staff members. One of
the staff members acts as the investigator for the case, and the
other acts as the defense counsel.
Five students are selected at random to serve as court members.
Four members are Undergraduate Court staffers, and the other is
Keesler or one of the court vice chairpersons.
At a hearing, the investigator and defense counsel give their
sides of the story and all the members present are allowed to ask
questions of the witnesses.
Closing questions and summations are heard and the court con
venes to make its decision. Keesler said that all decisions of the
court are made by the standard of "beyond a reasonable doubt."
The normal punishment for an academic violation is suspen
sion of some type, unless other mitigating factors come into play.
In the case of a guilty verdict, character witnesses are heard before
a sanction is returned.
;:-: After these testimonies are heard, the court convenes again to
determine a sanction and the case comes to a close. '
Hoover said cases are handled in a non-adversarial manner,
meaning that the investigator and the defense counsel for the case
both share the same information.
"It's not a battle between individual students," Hoover said.
"There are no real Perry Mason dramatics."
When a student is suspended for an academic offense, he
usually receives no credit for previous classes attended and also re
ceives an F for the class in which the violation occurred. Since
there is no normal sanction for non-academic offenses, the court
usually determines the student's punishment.
Of 73 cases of alleged academic violations heard last year, 48
students were found guilty and 35 of those were suspended. Of
the 21 non-academic cases heard, 19 were found guilty. Those
found guilty were sanctioned by the court with punishments rang
ing from a censure, or official warning, to one expulsion from the
work would be withheld. He said that in
formation was available on the names of
those professors who had been involved in
consulting work, general information
about the companies employing the pro
fessor (but not including trie company
names) and the number of times each pro
fessor has been involved in consulting
Friday said that he regretted that none
of this information was presented in the
editorial, titled "Friday stonewalls." He
said that the editorial should also have in
cluded some mention of the possible sanc
tions. Friday called on the BOG to resolve the
matter as soon as possible. "It's just dis
ruptive to have this kind of thing going
on," he said.
: Current BOG policy, adopted in 1979,
aljows faculty members to act as consul
tants for private firms. The faculty mem
ber cannot engage in work which interferes
with his university duties, make inappro
priate use of university facilities, equip
ment or personnel, use the university's
name in any way except as identification or
hold the university as responsible for the
outcome of such work.
Faculty members engaging in such work,
must file a notice with their department
head, who determine if the proposed pro
ject meets university guidelines.
BOG Chairman John R. Jordan said
that he disagreed with Vanore's decision
legally and as a policy, but that Friday had
no other choice than to act as he did.
Jordan said that information should be
made public since it concerns public
employees working for a public institution.
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"Let the people pick who they want on the basis of
qualifications, not race," he said. "I don't think that
simply saying 'I'm a white male' or 'I'm a black male'
or 'I'm Hispanic' is an appropriate reason for repre
sentation." James Cansler, associate vice chancellor for student
affairs, testified Wednesday that four student body
presidents in the last 10 years have appointed mi
norities to the CGC to meet the constitutional require
ment. Also being contested is a requirement in the Instru
ment of Judicial Governance that eight of the 30
members of the Undergraduate Court be minorities.
The plaintiffs also are challenging a clause that allows
a minority student charged with an Honor Code of
fense to require that three members of the five
member panel hearing the case be minorities.
Kevin Jones, vice chairman of the Honor Court,
said minorities were alienated from the student
judicial system before representation requirements
were imposed. Removal of the provisions would
threaten the progress that has been made since then,
"The guarantee ensures the court will emphasize
the importance of minority applicants from year to
year," Jones said. "Ideally, you want a system that
can operate in a color-blind fashion; the provisions
are laying the groundwork for the day such guarantees
The guarantees also ensure minorities will receive
fair trials in student courts, Jones said.
"I'm not saying a white student court can't judge a
minority student," he said. "But as a white student,
there are things you just can't understand because of
' your environment."
But Elmore said that randomly selected courts
would best ensure fairness and that minority courts
may actually work against fair trials.
Cansler, who researched the history of the pro
visions for presentation in court, said the repre
sentation guarantees helped the University meet re
quirements of a consent decree with the U.S. De
partment of Education. The decree was designed to
achieve greater minority enrollment at the tradi
tionally white schools of the UNC system.
"It has been part of a concerted effort to make this
university more attractive, open and hospitable for all
citizens of North Carolina," Cansler said.
Academic standards should be adequate to attract
students to UNC, Elmore said.
"Why say we need standards to attract minorities?"
Elmore said. "Why can't our academic standards at
tract people in general? Doesn't the University have
faith in its academic standards?"
Removal of the guarantees could again raise ques
tions about the openness and fairness of the Uni
versity, although the questions may be more rooted in
perception than reality, Cansler said.
"But perception itself is real," he said. "We not
only have to do justice but be perceived as doing
Elmore cited the recent election of a black student
body president, a black CGC speaker and a black
homecoming queen as evidence that minority repre
sentation guarantees are unnecessary.
"How fair a shake can you get?" he asked.
The plaintiffs are represented by attorney Richard
L. Voorhees of Gastonia. The University is repre
sented by Deputy N.C. Attorney Elizabeth Bunting,
and students assisting in the defense are represented
by Fuller and Napolean Williams of the NAACP
Legal Defense Fund.
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