Faculty Council

The Faculty Council makes university-wide educational policies and recommends recipients for honorary degrees and special awards. Meeting materials, membership records, memorials and resolutions are found here.


Faculty Code & Handbook

The Faculty Code of University Government provides the framework for faculty governance at Carolina. The Faculty Handbook is a portal to policies and resources for teaching, research and professional development opportunities.



Committees advise the faculty and administrators on a range of issues related to teaching, research and campus climate. A list of committees and their charges, memberships and reports are found here.


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Nearly three hundred faculty from across the University participate in campus-wide faculty governance every year.

Faculty members serve on the Faculty Council and a diverse array of committees that take up issues such as undergraduate educational policy, promotion and tenure decisions, fixed-term faculty policies, varsity athletics, diversity and faculty welfare. We welcome faculty members to contact us at any time to express interest in service.

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Elizabeth Gibson receives the Thomas Jefferson Award during the Faculty Council meeting held at Kerr Hall on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. April 15, 2016.
(Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Nominations for the 2017 Thomas Jefferson Award now open

February 27, 2017 Dear colleagues, The Office of Faculty Governance, on behalf of the Committee on Honorary Degrees and Special Awards, is now accepting nominations for the University’s 2017 Thomas Jefferson Award. This award, established in 1961, is given annually to “that … Continued


Summary of actions from February Faculty Council

The Faculty Council considered the following actions on February 24, 2017: Resolution 2017-3. On Authorizing the Titles “Teaching Assistant Professor” and “Teaching Associate Professor” for Fixed-Term Faculty recommends that the Board of Trustees add the titles “Teaching Assistant Professor” and “Teaching … Continued


Contextual grading report, update from Ombuds featured at March Council meeting

The Faculty Council will meet on Friday, March 24 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Kerr Hall, room 2001 (Eshelman School of Pharmacy). Items on the agenda include proposed amendments to The Instrument of Student Judicial Government, an update … Continued


Join us for Coffee with the Candidates

Join the 2017 Chair of the Faculty Candidates Leslie Parise and Lloyd Kramer for a meet and greet in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room at Wilson Library. The morning breakfast reception will take place on March 29, 2017, at 9:30 … Continued