The governing board of the institution is responsible for the selection and the periodic evaluation of the chief executive officer.
  

Judgment of Compliance: In compliance

Narrative

The University of North Carolina is governed by the 32-member Board of Governors (hereafter, BOG) of The University of North Carolina (hereafter, the University or UNC System). In accordance with North Carolina General Statute 116-11, the BOG is responsible for the general determination, control, supervision, management, and governance of all affairs of the University’s 17 constituent institutions, one of which is East Carolina University (hereafter, ECU or the institution). 

ECU itself is governed by a Board of Trustees (hereafter, BOT) that is responsible to the BOGPowers, duties and responsibilities of the BOT are defined in Appendix 1 of the UNC Code and includeappointment and compensation of senior academic and administrative personnel, evaluation of the chancellor of the institution, 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 is in compliance with this standard regarding the selection and evaluation of the chief executive officer.  The Chancellor of ECU is the chief executive officer of the institution.  The governing board of the institution is responsible for the selection and evaluation of the chancellor as demonstrated in the Chancellor-ECU job announcement for the most recent chancellor searchOn recommendation of the UNC President (hereafter, President), the BOG is authorized by the state constitution and UNC policy to elect the institution's chief executive officer, who is currently Chancellor Steve Ballard.  According to Section 500.B of the UNC Code, “The BOG shall elect, on nomination of the president, the chancellor of each of the constituent institutions and fix the chancellor’s compensation. The UNC President shall make a nomination from a list of not fewer than two names recommended by the institutional board of trustees.”  North Carolina General Statute 116-11(4) confirms this authority.  The UNC Code similarly gives authority to the BOG, unless otherwise delegated to the institutional board of trustees, to appoint and fix the compensation of all vice chancellors, senior academic and administrative officers, and persons having permanent tenure. The specific process for the selection of a new chancellor for a constituent institution is outlined in Section I .D from Appendix I of the UNC Code: Delegations of Duty and Authority to BOT.

As documented in UNC Policy 200.4 Assessment Process in 1996, the BOG adopted an assessment process for chief executives and governing boards of the University. In the fourth spring after a chancellor’s appointment, and every four years thereafter, the President and the BOT collaborate to conduct a comprehensive review of the institutional chancellor’s performance.  This review will include input from major campus constituencies such as faculty, students, and staff. The policy states that “the assessment process should include the BOG and the President as well as the institutional BOT and the chancellors. The institutional BOT may work in coordination with the President and the BOG to initiate actions – such as an evaluation of the Chancellor – but those actions must be reviewed and approved by the BOG, except for those responsibilities outlined in Appendix 1 of the UNC Code that fully delegate authority from the BOG directly to the BOT of the constituent institutions. This comprehensive review provides an opportunity for the BOG to assess its own work as well as the performance of the President and for the institutional BOT to comment to the President about their respective chancellor's performance. . . .”  This policy confirms that the assessment process offers the institutional BOT an opportunity to provide information to the President regarding their respective chancellors.  The process also offers a method for identifying any areas that may require attention and/or action.   Consistent with the process outlined in UNC Policy 200.4, the BOG provides Guidance for Fourth-Year Comprehensive Performance Review of the Chancellor.  The BOG and the institutional (in this case, ECU) BOT participate in this comprehensive assessment as documented in the BOT Chancellor Performance Review minutes of the Chancellor’s most recent evaluation in spring 2010.

 

Documentation

Reference Title

Location

Appendix 1 of the UNC Code

UNC Code Appendix 1

Board of Trustees Chancellor Performance Review minutes

3.2.3 BOT closed  minutes 4 15 2010 (Chancellor Review)

Chancellor-ECU Job Announcement

2.3 2003_ECU_Leadership_Statement_and_Ad_Copy

Chancellor of East Carolina University Job Description

Chancellor_job_description

Guidance for Fourth-Year Comprehensive Performance Review of the Chancellor

Guidance for Fourth Year Comprehensive Performance Review of the Chancellor

 

North Carolina General Statute 116-11

NCGS 116-11

North Carolina General Statute 116-11(4)

NC General Statutes Chapter 116

North Carolina General Statute 116-33

NCGS 116-33

Section 1D from Appendix I of the UNC Code: Delegations of Duty and Authority to Boards of Trustees

UNC Code Appendix 1

 

Section 500.B of the UNC Code

The UNC Policy Manual Chapter 100.1 Section 500

UNC Policy 200.4

UNC Policy 200.4 Assessment Process