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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Summary of Actions at September Faculty Council

The General Faculty and Faculty Council met on September 16, 2016, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Kerr 2001. A summary of actions follows: The Faculty Council approved Resolution 2016-14 On the Importance of Shared University Governance, which recognizes … Continued

Bruce Cairns, chair of the faculty, speaks during the University Day celebration.

A note from the chair: Please join me and your colleagues on University Day

Dear faculty colleagues, It’s the time of year again to celebrate the official founding of the University. I hope you will join me and your faculty colleagues at the annual University Day processional and celebration. We will honor our distinguished … Continued


Lactation toolkit now available for faculty, staff and students

The Carolina Women’s Center launched a new resource that will help supervisors and employees better understand nursing mothers’ rights to accommodation.The toolkit provides sections with information about the benefits of breastfeeding, lactation policies for supervisors and lactation policies for employees. Dr. Clare Counihan, program specialist for … Continued

Faculty Marshal Terry Rhodes leads the platform party from South Building to Memorial Hall for the 2015 University Day ceremony at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Faculty invited to University Day processional on October 11

All members of the University community are invited to attend the annual celebration commemorating the laying of the cornerstone of Old East and the official founding of the University. This year, University Day will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 11, … Continued