Under Erskine Bowles, the UNC system focused largely on making the administrative side of the university more efficient.
Now, new president Tom Ross wants to attack the academic side.
Ross announced his desire Friday morning to look for ways to streamline the university's academics by looking for "unnecessary duplication."
It is important, Ross told members of the UNC system's Board of Governors, for the university to be "nimble and flexible" as it works through what is expected to be a difficult budget year.
He has tapped James Woodward, the longtime former chancellor at UNC Charlotte, to head this initiative.
(Woodward also served as interim chancellor at N.C. State University)
Stay tuned for more.