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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Storify of December Faculty Council now available

Special guest live-tweeter Professor Paul Jones put together a collection of tweets from the Faculty Council meeting on Friday, December 16, 2016 for those who are interested in seeing the highlights. Please keep in mind that tweets from the meeting reflect … Continued

Honorary Degree Recipients (left to right: Paul Fulton, Jr., Anne-Marie Slaughter, Sandra Cisneros, Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, and Nell Irvin Painter) stand with Chancellor Carol L. Folt before the Spring Commencement ceremony on May 8, 2016 at Kenan Stadium at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Melanie Busbee/UNC-Chapel Hill).

Honorary Degree nominations due February 24

January 9, 2017 Dear colleagues, The Office of Faculty Governance, on behalf of the Committee on Honorary Degrees and Special Awards, is now accepting candidates for UNC honorary degrees to be awarded at the 2018 May Commencement ceremony. A maximum of … Continued


Chancellor to present Strategic Framework at December 16 Faculty Council meeting

The next Faculty Council meeting will take place on Friday, December 16, 2016, in Kerr Hall 2001 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. All members of the faculty are welcome to attend. Chancellor Carol Folt will present a working draft of … Continued


Anne Queen Faculty Commons closed December 15

The Anne Queen Faculty Commons will be closed for walk-in use on December 15. To see when the room is free and when it is reserved, please check our room calendar.