Interested students, faculty, staff and members of the University community are invited to participate in a facilitated discussion regarding textile manufacturing in Bangladesh.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 | 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Center for School Leadership and Development, Room 111
Chapel Hill, NC

This summer, UNC President Tom Ross asked staff to review the standards and practices for licensing the use of institutional trademarks and other properties of the University’s 17 campuses and determine whether the adoption of consistent practices may help promote system-wide goals. In addition to collecting information from each campus, staff will gather input during question-focused “breakout” discussions led by professional facilitators from the North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center.

If you are unable to attend, you may submit comments in writing to input@northcarolina.edu.

*The Center for School Leadership and Development (CSLD) is located behind the Friday Center in Chapel Hill and is convenient to I-40. Free parking is available. Directions

Consistent Licensing Practices and Safer Conditions

UNC’s 17 campuses license the use of university trademarks and properties, providing a means to influence economic conditions for those employed in the manufacturing industry, and in doing so, foster safer working conditions for those who make UNC-licensed products. Campuses license apparel and other products that may be sourced in Bangladesh, a major producer and exporter of worldwide textiles, apparel and garments. International recognition and concern for the working conditions of those in Bangladesh’s garment industry has increased over the last several years. Staff will review information provided by UNC’s 17 campuses, receive input from interested campus communities and consider whether a UNC system policy or practice would encourage and promote safer working conditions.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014