Former governor to lead panel on UNC-Chapel Hill academics
Updated: 08/16/2012 05:36 PM
By: News 14 Carolina Web Staff
CHAPEL HILL – UNC-Chapel Hill has created an outside panel to look into the academic fraud case that has brought national attention to the school.
That committee will consist of former Gov. Jim Martin, a national management consulting firm and the president of a prestigious national higher education association.
The committee will help address different aspects of issues related to an internal investigation that found academic fraud in as many as 50 courses in the African and Afro-American Studies department.
In addition, the university said it's fully cooperating with the UNC Board of Governors panel that is also assessing the campus investigation.
The fraud was discovered amid an NCAA investigation into the school's football program.
When announcing this outside review panel Thursday, Chancellor Holden Thorp said, "Our focus every day remains on fixing the problems and ensuring they never happen again."
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