Narrative

University of North Georgia is compliant with this comprehensive standard.

 

The Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG) is responsible for electing[1] and, on an annual basis, renewing[2] the contract of the president of each USG institution. On January 8, 2013, the BOR appointed Bonita Jacobs, Ph.D[3]., as the President of University of North Georgia (UNG).  In January 2012 when the BOR approved the consolidation of North Georgia College & State University and Gainesville State College pending SACSCOC approval,  Dr. Jacobs, who had been President of North Georgia College & State University since July 1, 2011, was named the "lead president" for the consolidation with the intent that she would become the President of the consolidated University of North Georgia.

 

Bylaws of the BOR specify that the BOR is responsible for the operation of all institutions in the University System of Georgia (USG) [Section I.2, Bylaws, Board of Regents[4]].  The BOR Policy Manual describes the authority and responsibilities of institution presidents and asserts that each president is on a one-year contract to be renewed at the BOR's April meeting [Section 2.1, Policy Manual, Board of Regents[5]].

 

The BOR Policy Manual calls for evaluation of each president on an ongoing basis, a process "… which consists of open communication between the chancellor or the president's supervisor and the president on both individual and institutional goals and objectives as well as on the methods and processes used to achieve them." This policy further states that, "Evaluations will be factored into the annual appointment renewal for each president." [Section 2.3, Policy Manual, Board of Regents[2]]

 

During the last week of March 2013, the BOR conducted a 360-evaluation of President Jacobs.  As part of this evaluation, she prepared and submitted a packet of information[6]. Numerous individuals and groups were asked to participate in small-groups to provide input as the consultant for BOR presidential evaluations facilitated the process.  Refer to the Presidential Evaluation Schedule [7]for detailed listing of meetings.  Following this review, the BOR re-appointed Dr. Jacobs as President of UNG for fiscal year 2014, as evidenced by her re-appointment letter [8]from the Chancellor. Dr. Jacobs shared the results of the Board's 360-review [9]of her with the UNG faculty and staff. 

Evidence
[ 1 ]   File  BOR Policy Manual Section 2.2.1 
[ 2 ]   File  BOR Policy Manual_2.3 Performance Assmt of Presidents 
[ 3 ]   File  BOR minutes_2013_01_08 Page 2
[ 4 ]   File  BOR Bylaws Page 2
[ 5 ]   File  BOR Policy Manual Section 2.1 
[ 6 ]   File  BOR360_PresidentialEvaluationPacket 
[ 7 ]   File  BOR360_PresidentialEvaluationSchedule 
[ 8 ]   File  Reappointment-FY2014 
[ 9 ]   File  BOR360_PresidentialEvaluationResults