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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Future of college sports forum to be held September 14

Open Forum: How can we help student-athletes who seek more time for academics and student life? Wednesday, September 14 6:30-8:00 p.m., Pleasants Family Room, Wilson Library A panel of coaches, athletes, recently graduated athletes, teachers, athletics support counselors , and the UNC … Continued


In remembrance of David Thompson, former Faculty Governance staff member

It is with great sorrow that we learned of the passing of former Office of Faculty Governance staff member David P. Thompson over this past weekend. David was born in Chapel Hill, NC and graduated from the University of North Carolina … Continued


Faculty coffee service to end September 6 as students launch new cafe venture

Faculty who regularly visit the Anne Queen Faculty Commons this fall will find that the coffee service normally provided between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on weekdays is gradually being phased out. The coffee service will stop in early September … Continued


Q & A with new Secretary of the Faculty Vin Steponaitis

Secretary of the Faculty Vin Steponaitis began his term on July 1, after the previous Secretary Joe Ferrell had occupied the office for 20 years. With the recent departure of Dr. Anne Whisnant, former deputy secretary of the faculty, Steponaitis … Continued