June 19, 2020
Peter Hans ’91, for the past two years the president of the 58-campus North Carolina Community College System, was elected the next president of the UNC System on Friday. A three-term veteran of the Board...Read More
June 16, 2020
If a survey of faculty members’ anticipation of the fall semester could be summed up in one word, “uncertainty” would be a top candidate. The survey was designed, sent to and returned by 1,224 faculty...Read More
June 4, 2020
Members of UNC’s faculty have begun to push back at what they perceive as potential threats to their health in the University’s plans to reopen in the fall. As of Thursday morning, more than 500...Read More
Bill McDiarmid ’69, who has led the School of Education for seven years, plans to step down as dean on Jan. 1 and return to teaching as an Alumni Distinguished Professor of education.
“My tenure as dean hasn’t been without its challenges,” McDiarmid said in a statement, “including dramatic budget cuts.” But he detailed how the school has been “significantly restructured” during his tenure: “We’ve established five new named professorships, increased the size of the faculty from 49 to 56, recruited eight new faculty members from underrepresented groups and retained eight key faculty members being recruited by other institutions.”
He also cited:
The school currently is ranked 33rd in the country among Best Education Schools by U.S. News & World Report.
Deborah Eaker-Rich ’74 (’86 MEd, ’90 PhD), senior associate dean and chief academic officer for the school, will serve as acting dean and remain in that role until a new dean has been appointed. A search committee for McDiarmid’s successor is expected to be formed soon.