UNC BOG Investigating Academic Fraud

Aug 29, 2012

A review panel is meeting to take a closer look at how academic fraud at UNC-Chapel Hill was investigated and handled.

Dave DeWitt: The five-member panel was created by the UNC Board of Governors. They are meeting today behind closed doors to investigate an academic scandal that involved no-show classes, changed grades, and other improprieties in the African and Afro-American Studies department at UNC Chapel Hill.

The cases of fraud involved many student-athletes and occurred between 2007 and 2011. UNC Chapel Hill has also asked former Governor Jim Martin to lead an independent investigation into whether any cases of academic fraud occurred prior to 2007.

The Board of Governors panel will meet again tomorrow in open session. They are expected to release their findings in the fall.