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Social Mobility and Higher Education

May 17, 2022

Social mobility is defined as the movement of individuals or groups between social strata; it correlates one’s economic background with their ability to “climb the social ladder.” In this blog, you’ll read about higher ed accessibility and how UNC-Chapel Hill and other universities can best prepare and accommodate lower-income students,…

On Transparency

March 30, 2022

“Sunlight is the best disinfectant”. This oft-heard (but less-often followed) call for transparency raises interesting questions. Is that even true? Surely chemicals disinfect better than sunshine.  And is sunlight only useful when conditions are already contaminated, or can it prevent problems from growing in shadows or darkness? Is there such…

picture of students walking on campus Our Values: Under Strain

February 25, 2022

I’m taking a little detour from the use of this space to examine the possibility of shared values at UNC. Instead, I want to talk about what happens when people can’t live their values.

Policies vs. Culture: Let’s Talk About the Rooney Rule

February 25, 2022

In this, the month of the Super Bowl and the annual NFL coach-swap, a policy known as the Rooney Rule has received international attention.

Clasping hands Our Values: On Accountability

January 31, 2022

In 2021 leaders in Institutional Integrity and Risk Management initiated a project to identify and promote shared principles. Campus consensus emerged around four principles: integrity, community, transparency, and accountability. This month’s focus is accountability.