UNC, Community Colleges Want Better Salaries

UNC wants $28.5 million and the Community College System $61.5 million in order to make faculty salaries competitive with peer institutions.

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While 41 percent of non-Hispanic whites attend college in the United States, only 22 percent of Hispanic youths go, according to “Education=Success.”


New Report on Higher Ed Unduly Praises, Criticizes UNC

The report “Measuring Up 2000” makes North Carolina look good in some respects and bad in others. But before rushing to praise state policymakers where the grades are high or criticize them where the grades are low, we need to examine several questionable assumptions that undermine the validity of those grades.







Budget Expansion Approved

The State Board of Community Colleges on Friday approved an expansion budget that represents an increase of 21.6 percent in operating funds for fiscal year 2001-02 and a 24.3 percent increase for fiscal year 2001-03. Raising faculty salaries, increasing summer term funding and improving instruction resources were among the priorities addressed.