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UNC Chapel Hill removed from academic probation

Chancellor Carol Folt announced in a video Thursday that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been removed from academic probation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS).



The school had been on probation for a year after SACS cited the university for 7 out of 18 compliance violations including integrity, comprehensive standards, control of athletics, program content, academic support system, and academic freedom.

The punishment came in the wake of the now-infamous Wainstein Report. The report, commissioned by UNC, detailed so-called "paper classes" for athletes going back two decades.

Click here to read the full Wainstein Report (.PDF)

The classes required little to no work for passing grades.

SACS first put the university on notice back in 2011 when the scandal erupted, but said it viewed the findings of Kenneth Wainstein as a new issue.

The agency claimed UNC showed a lack of "institutional integrity," wasn't diligent in providing information, and that two university employees withheld information.

In a 224-page response, UNC officials asked the agency to find them in compliance, noting numerous changes that have been made in the wake of the scandal.

Click here to read UNC's full response to the SACS accreditation warning.


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