Bill Summaries: H785 (2021)

  • Summary date: May 3 2021 - View summary

    Requires the UNC Board of Governors (BOG), from the funds appropriated in this act, to contract with an independent research organization to evaluate current programs at each UNC constituent institution related to operational costs, student outcomes, and return on investment (ROI) of each program. Requires the evaluation to include an analysis of at least the seven specified topics by constituent institution and undergraduate and graduate degree programs for the 2021-22 fiscal year, including: (1) the related costs to operate each program, inclusive of total staff compensation and benefits, facility costs, and any other related expenses, including overhead; (2) a detailed correlation between degree of study and directly related career roles and associated expected starting compensation, as well as expected career earnings for students upon completion of those programs; (3) a detailed ROI for each program; and (4) ROI for State funding expenditures

    Appropriates $1.5 million from the General Fund to the BOG for the evaluation. Requires the BOG to report by April 1, 2022, to the specified NCGA committee and division on the results of the evaluation.

    Effective July 1, 2021.