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Stealing A&T's Praise: Ask UNC Board of Governors  &  Chancellor Dr. Harold Martin where are NC A&T's Nanoscience M.S. and Ph.D. degrees?

UNC Board of Governor May 7, 2007, established Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
(JSNN): to offer [a] joint interdisciplinary Ph.D. [Nanoscience ] degree and  [a] joint professional science master’s [Nanoscience] degree; Graduate degrees will be awarded jointly by both universities.  "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 an historical black institution and the other an historical white female institution."
 
NCA&T/UNCG submitted  Joint Request for authorization to Establish” Ph.D. in Nanoscience” dated Oct. 10, 2008, and  Joint Request for authorization to establish “Master of Science (in Nanoscience)” dated Nov. 21, 2008  for authorization to UNC General Administration.

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]
 

The University of North Carolina uses the Classification of Instructional Programs 2000 (CIP) to classify its programs in the UNC Academic Program Inventory (API). Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) provides a taxonomic scheme that supports the accurate tracking and reporting of fields of study and program completion activity.  Each program is assigned a CIP code defined by the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), which is responsible for collecting and presenting statistical data and information for the nation.

National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), categorized Nanoscience as CIP 15.1601 Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields.   In order for Liberal Arts UNCG to offer Nanoscience degrees required access to NC A&T  academics 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”.

 

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.          

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 determined UNC at Greensboro offered only a Master in Chemistry on the graduate level in the category of Physical Science.

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.

UNC General Administration categorizing Nanoscience Ph.D. as a Physical Science; examining UNC Greensboro curricula for similar Physical Science Ph.D.  

programs determined UNCG offer no similar Ph.D. programs.   Unambiguous 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.


NCES categorized Nanoscience and Nanoengineering as CIP 15.1601 Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields.
 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 School.  Offering a MS in Nanoengineering was not a Substantial Change as defined by the SACS for NC State.   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 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.
 

 “North Carolina, like other Southern states, relied on slavery to build its economy during the 18th and 19th centuries. . all for no pay.” The Story of Slavery in North Carolina.
UNCG David H. Perrin and NCA&T Alton letter dated November 20, 2008: “In accordance with the Commission's policy on substantive change, we are writing to inform you about the new Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN). The intent of the school is be become a world-class educational and technical institution and also to become an engine for economic growth in the Triad and North Carolina as a whole. The global market for nanotechnology products and services is predicted to increase by 19-28 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.  NC A&T in 2005 was listed among University Nanotech Centers/ Institutes and Cross-town UNC Greensboro was not.
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.

UNC Greensboro: 
A Center of Research Excellence in Nanobiosciences is in the process of being established.
 
NCES categorized Nanoscience and Nanoengineering as CIP 15.1601 Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields. Liberal Arts UNC Greensboro is not an  Engineering School.  Liberal Arts UNC Greensboro is not an  Engineering School.   Offering Nanoscience degrees were a Substantial Change from previous approved programs at UNC Greensboro. No UNC System Liberal Arts constituent offer Nanoscience.
Racially discriminating against NC A&T the historical black institution with an engineering school in favor of the Liberal Arts historical white female institution UNC Greensboro Excluding  and prohibiting Historical black North Carolina A&T from offering Nanoscience degrees, the University of North Carolina Board of Governors approved the establishment of MS in Nanoscience on November 13, 2009, and  establishment of the Ph.D. program in Nanoscience on
January 8, 2010, at  UNCG  requiring access to NC A&T  academics and research.  BOG diversity illustration The South continues to  .... Again!

 

 SACS Commission on Colleges

SACS-COC Board of Trustees Published Minutes- dated June 24, 2010 Substantial Changes approved  contradict Wheelan letter dated June 25, 2010 alleged` approval UNCG M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs in Nanoscience and approval North and South Campus  approval as instruction sites for the two institutions for offering 50% or more of a program’s credits.

(UNCG) Rebecca Adams
04. 13.10

"Yesterday I spoke with Tom Benberg, UNCG's SACS Liaison, and Sarah Armstrong, the SACS staff expert on substantive change . The bottom line, however, is that we need to submit a full prospectus (guidelines attached) 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 through the approval process in a timely way so that we can accept students into UNCG's MS in Nanoscience program next fall."    Although between now and when re receive approval for the site and program we can recruit students into the program.  We must note that their acceptance is pending approval of the program by SACSCOC in any advertisements or culminations with the students.

 Tom Benberg to Rebecca Adams Date April 14, 2010  CC Sarah Armstrong,
Subject Re: request for interpretation of accuracy of Nanoscience message                           

Hello Rebecca, 
 Our responses are embedded in your trailing email. As you will see, I was a little uncomfortable with the characterization in paragraph #2 and suggested some changes.  However, the email is yours and we are not in a position to edit you communications.  Thanks for the opportunity for feedback. Take care..

 
Dr. Belle Wheelan SACS Commission on Colleges, letter dated June 25, 2010 to Dr. Alton Thomas (NCA&T) and Dr. David H. Perrin (UNCG), thank them for letter dated May 24, 2010 and prospectus for the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Nanoscience, a part of the curriculum sponsored by the joint venture of the two institutions housed in the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) :

“We approve the M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs in Nanoscience, shall include them within the scope of accreditation previously granted to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro"

“We also approve the two sites listed above as off-campus instructional sites for the two institutions for offering 50% or more of a program’s credits.”

SACS-COC Board of Trustees Published Minutes- dated June 24, 2010 Substantial Changes approved  contradict Wheelan letter dated June 25, 2010 alleged` approval UNCG M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs in Nanoscience and approval North and South Campus  approval as instruction sites for the two institutions for offering 50% or more of a program’s credits.

 
Duties of the Board of Trustees (c) It shall take final action on the accreditation of applicant, candidate, and member institutions and shall report to the College Delegate Assembly at its Annual Business Session those institutions approved for accreditation and those which have not been approved for accreditation. The final action of the SACSCOC Board of Trustees shall be based on its determination of an institution’s compliance with Commission standards, policies, and procedures. The list of collegiate institutions approved for accreditation shall be published.

Commission 05.24.10 only approved substantive change for Eastfield College, Mesquite, Tex. off-campus instructional sites at South Garland High School and Lakeview Centennial High School.   Note: SACS-COC Board of Trustees - December 6, 2010 Substantive Change:  Approved the Associate of Science in Nursing and the Licensed Practical Nurse Keiser University, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. to Bauder College, Atlanta, Ga.

Tom Benberg to Rebecca Adams July 08, 2010:
The June 25th letter addressed to you was the first of two letters written on that dated and it simply acknowledges your letter of March 9th and confirms that a prospectus for the South Campus instruction site is under review.  Later that same day, the June 25th letter to Drs. Thomas and Perrin was written following conclusion of the prospectus review.  In that letter we have approved: (a) the South and North Campuses as instruction sites, and (b) the MS and Ph.D. programs in Nanoscience for UNCG. 
Additionally, we indicated that the proposed programs for NCA&T do not represent significant departures from existing programming Unambiguous
Dr. Belle Wheelan SACS Commission on Colleges, letter dated June 25, 2010 to Dr. Alton Thomas (NCA&T) and Dr. David H. Perrin (UNCG) approved substantial change accreditation were not pursuant SACS Board of Trustees approval.  See SACS-COC