The legal authority and operating control of the institution are clearly defined for the following areas within the institution’s governance structure: institutional policy
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Judgment of Compliance
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Narrative

              

The current University of North Carolina system (hereafter, the University) dates from 1972, when the General Assembly completely restructured higher education in North Carolina, bringing all state-supported institutions of higher learning, including East Carolina University (hereafter ECU or the institution), into a single system governed by the University’s Board of Governors (hereafter, BOG).

 

The governing bodies of East Carolina University have clearly defined legal authority and operating control for institutional policy.  In accordance with North Carolina General Statute 116-11(2), and Section 203A (2) of the Code in the UNC Policy Manual, the BOG is the policy-making body legally charged with the general determination, control, supervision, management, and governance of all affairs of the constituent institutions.  Institutional policies are proposed and reviewed according to the Guidelines For Proposing Policies Of The Board Of Governors And Regulations And Guidelines By The President.

Based on the North Carolina General Statutes and the UNC Code, the BOG delegates certain control to the Board of Trustees of East Carolina UniversityPursuant to North Carolina General Statute 116-11(13) and Section 203A(9) of the Code, the UNC Board of Governors is given authority to delegate any part of its authority over the affairs of any constituent institution to the board of trustees or, through the president of the University, to the Chancellor of the institution in any case where such delegation appears necessary or prudent to enable the institution in a proper and expeditious manner. The UNC Code includes Delegations of Duty and Authority to Boards of Trustees, hereafter, BOT).  These delegations include the appointment and compensation of senior academic and administrative personnel, conferral of tenure, awarding of degrees, approval of plans and specifications of capital construction projects, and recommendations for tuition and fees. In addition to powers and duties as defined and delegated by the BOG, the BOT serves as adviser to the BOG on matters pertaining to the institution and advises the Chancellor concerning the management and development of the institution, as described in North Carolina General Statute 116-33.

ECU’s Office of the University Attorney is responsible for reviewing all institutional policies, rules, and regulations, and publishing these to the ECU Policies, Regulations, and Rules website. As stated in the Guidelines for Drafting Policies, Regulations and Rules at ECU, “The Board of Trustees is the authority for all Policies.” The procedures for “Formatting, Adopting and Publishing Policies, Regulations, and Rules (PRR) are available in the governing regulation REG01.15.01 - Formatting, Adopting, and Publishing Policies, Regulations, and Rules approved by the Chancellor and endorsed by the BOT. 

Recommendations for new PRRs or changes to existing PRRs may be recommended by Faculty Senate, the Graduate School Administrative Board, the Staff Senate, the Student Government Association, or any ECU administrative or academic officer. In addition, any member of the university community may forward recommendations for new or revised PRRs to any identified entity/individual who is identified in the Policies, Regulations, and Rules Approval Process. All mandated policies require BOT approval, and all mandated regulations require Chancellor or Executive Officer delegate approval.  


Documentation

 

Reference Title

Location

Delegations of Duty and Authority to Boards of Trustees, UNC Code Appendix 1

BoT Appendix 1

Guidelines for Drafting Policies, Regulations and Rules

Guidelines_for_Drafting_PRRs

Guidelines For Proposing Policies Of The Board Of Governors And Regulations And Guidelines By The President

UNC Policy 100.2G

North Carolina General Statute 116-11(2)

3.2.2.3 GS_116-11

North Carolina General Statute 116-11(13)

3.2.2.3 GS_116-11

North Carolina General Statute 116-33

NCGS 116-33

Policies, Regulations, and Rules Approval Process

3.2.2.3 PRR Approval Process

Policies, Regulations, and Rules website

3.2.2.3 PRR Website

REG01.15.01 - Formatting, Adopting, and Publishing Policies, Regulations, and Rules

3.2.2.3 Reg01.15.01 Formatting, Adopting, and Publishing Policies, Regulations, and Rules

Section 203A (2) of the Code

3.2.2.3 The Code Section 203

Section 203A(9) of the Code

3.2.2.3 The Code Section 203