Administrative Review of Dr. William Roper, Dean, UNC School of Medicine

Read a memo from Jim Dean, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, regarding the upcoming administrative review process for William L. Roper, MD, MPH, Dean, UNC School of Medicine. The review is required by University policy. UNC School of Medicine faculty, staff, and alumni are welcome to participate in the process.


DATE: September 21, 2016

TO: Members of the UNC School of Medicine Faculty, Staff and Alumni

FROM: Jim Dean

Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

RE: Administrative Review of William Roper, Dean School of Medicine

I am pleased to invite your participation in the review process on behalf of the committee appointed to review the performance of William Roper as Dean of the School of Medicine.

This review, required by University regulations, will focus on William Roper's performance as Dean of the School of Medicine.  The committee consists of Barbara Rimer (Chair), Tim Burnett, Ernie Schoenfeld, Jessica Lee, Pam Joyner and Claudio Bataglini. As required by University regulations, this committee will review areas of accomplishment as Dean with respect to long-range planning, intellectual leadership, faculty and staff recruitment, retention and promotion, curriculum and program development, entrepreneurship, and the day-to-day management of the School of Medicine. The committee invites your comment on these and related issues.

It is important for the committee to have some sense of how Dr. Roper is viewed by his peers at UNC-Chapel Hill as a colleague and citizen of the University Community.

We encourage you to contribute to this review in the following different ways:

  1. The committee has scheduled an open session to receive comments. These times are:

Oct 7 – 2 p.m.-5 p.m. (171 Rosenau)

If you wish to meet with the committee, please contact Debbie Deese in the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost ( or 962-7882), and she will schedule a specific time (usually about 10-15 minutes) within that time period.  Note that while all comments during these sessions will be kept strictly confidential, a master list of attendees will be kept as part of Dr. Roper's personnel file. The deadline to request a meeting is noon on September 30th.

  1. You may contribute to this review by providing written comments to the Chair. The review committee will treat your comments as strictly confidential. However, by law, all written communication, whether on paper or by email, becomes a confidential part of Dr. Roper's personnel file and as such, is open to examination by him. Oral communication (by telephone or in person) and the committee's notes generated from these conversations do not become part of Dr. Roper's personnel file.  If you wish to provide oral comments, please contact the Chair or any member of the committee. University regulations prohibit consideration of anonymous letters in the review process.

All written comments should be sent to: Barbara Rimer c/o Debbie Deese, 218 South Building, CB # 8000, or by emailing

The deadline for receiving written comments is Oct. 12, 2016.

Thank you very much for your help in this important task