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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Faculty Commons at Campus Y on limited hours 12/7 and 12/8

Due to multiple events, the Anne Queen Faculty Commons will have limited availability for walk-in use on December 7 and December 8. To see when the room is free and when it is reserved, please check our room calendar.


Panel shares resources for women and minorities in STEM

At their November 18 meeting, Faculty Council members heard an update from a panel of faculty and staff who are actively working to recruit and retain women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields. STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering … Continued


Storify of November Council meeting available

Special guest live-tweeter Professor Paul Jones put together a collection of tweets from the Faculty Council meeting on Friday, November 18 for those who are interested in seeing the highlights. Please keep in mind that tweets from the meeting reflect the … Continued


Information about Winter Commencement

Dear colleagues: Carolina’s mid-year commencement ceremony will be held on Sunday, December 18, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at the Dean E. Smith Center. Faculty members are invited to join the processional with or without regalia. As has been the campus … Continued