Carol L. Folt

Carolina's 11th Chancellor

Carol Folt in front of the Old Well

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When Carol L. Folt was installed as Carolina’s 11th chancellor and first woman leader in October 2013, she said, “As America’s first public university, Carolina became the gold standard. The founders passed the baton, and the future is up to us. How can we fulfill this honorable charge in a way that is ever fresh and relevant?” In her first year as chancellor, Folt – an internationally recognized environment scientist, award-winning teacher and accomplished administrator – has worked to fulfill that charge by preserving and expanding Carolina’s academic excellence and innovation, access and affordability, and deep commitment to the state. Read more...

“I believe that Carolina can be the leader in shaping the path for the great public universities in America. By preserving excellence and innovation, access and affordability, and a deep commitment to the state, we can gather strength to innovate and meet new challenges.”

Carol Folt

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Carol L. Folt

Carolina's 11th Chancellor

Carol Folt in front of the Old Well

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When Carol L. Folt was installed as Carolina’s 11th chancellor and first woman leader in October 2013, she said, “As America’s first public university, Carolina became the gold standard. The founders passed the baton, and the future is up to us. How can we fulfill this honorable charge in a way that is ever fresh and relevant?” In her first year as chancellor, Folt – an internationally recognized environment scientist, award-winning teacher and accomplished administrator – has worked to fulfill that charge by preserving and expanding Carolina’s academic excellence and innovation, access and affordability, and deep commitment to the state. Read more...

“I believe that Carolina can be the leader in shaping the path for the great public universities in America. By preserving excellence and innovation, access and affordability, and a deep commitment to the state, we can gather strength to innovate and meet new challenges.”

Carol Folt

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Carol L. Folt

Carolina's 11th Chancellor

Carol Folt in front of the Old Well

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When Carol L. Folt was installed as Carolina’s 11th chancellor and first woman leader in October 2013, she said, “As America’s first public university, Carolina became the gold standard. The founders passed the baton, and the future is up to us. How can we fulfill this honorable charge in a way that is ever fresh and relevant?” In her first year as chancellor, Folt – an internationally recognized environment scientist, award-winning teacher and accomplished administrator – has worked to fulfill that charge by preserving and expanding Carolina’s academic excellence and innovation, access and affordability, and deep commitment to the state. Read more...

“I believe that Carolina can be the leader in shaping the path for the great public universities in America. By preserving excellence and innovation, access and affordability, and a deep commitment to the state, we can gather strength to innovate and meet new challenges.”

Carol Folt

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Employee Survey Results

May 13, 2013

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

A few months ago, I asked for your feedback about how the University is doing with setting goals, leadership, communications and decision-making, both in your own departments and schools, as well as across the entire campus. We now have the survey results, which are posted on the Carolina Counts website, and I encourage you to take some time to review the information.

In general, your views of the University’s vision, and the people and processes we have in place to fulfill it, are as strong as ever – and even more positive than you indicated in our initial 2010 survey. Three-fourths of you believe that Carolina has both a compelling vision and the talent needed for future success. Your confidence in those two areas is greater now than it was three years ago, and that makes me incredibly proud of what we have accomplished together.

Here are a few other takeaways from the survey results. Most of you – 79 percent – would recommend Carolina as a place to work, and 66 percent of you believe this is a highly effective organization. You’ve said that even though we do a good job with decision-making, at the University administration level as well as in your own areas, we can make that process smoother and faster, and I agree. We’ll continue to work on that as I complete my tenure as chancellor. We’ll also share these results and the context with Chancellor-Elect Carol Folt.

Your feedback provides guidance for making Carolina an even better place to work. The survey data reflect more than 3,000 responses – a strong response rate of 28 percent from our 11,000 permanent faculty and staff.

Since we started the campus-wide efforts to improve operational effectiveness through the Carolina Counts initiative, we have tried to be as transparent as possible. Cost-saving measures are highlighted on the Carolina Counts website. In addition, thanks to the efforts of Mike Patil, executive director of Carolina Counts, a new OpSmart application will let any permanent University employee with an Onyen and password examine the results of the 2013 employee survey in more detail. You can examine results by unit (campus, school, division or department) and compare that information with other units on campus in great detail if you wish, by logging in.

Carolina’s success is due to your dedication and hard work. The results of this survey confirm what I already knew: It is the people here who make the difference. I want to thank you for all that you do to make Carolina the special place it is for our students and North Carolinians.

Sincerely,

Holden Thorp


Carol L. Folt

Carolina's 11th Chancellor

Carol Folt in front of the Old Well

View more photos of Chancellor Folt »

When Carol L. Folt was installed as Carolina’s 11th chancellor and first woman leader in October 2013, she said, “As America’s first public university, Carolina became the gold standard. The founders passed the baton, and the future is up to us. How can we fulfill this honorable charge in a way that is ever fresh and relevant?” In her first year as chancellor, Folt – an internationally recognized environment scientist, award-winning teacher and accomplished administrator – has worked to fulfill that charge by preserving and expanding Carolina’s academic excellence and innovation, access and affordability, and deep commitment to the state. Read more...

“I believe that Carolina can be the leader in shaping the path for the great public universities in America. By preserving excellence and innovation, access and affordability, and a deep commitment to the state, we can gather strength to innovate and meet new challenges.”

Carol Folt

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