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.


Get Involved

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 invited to Campus Engagement Forums

Campus Engagement Forums Please join Chancellor Carol L. Folt and University administrators to learn more about Carolina’s strategies and priorities for the future. The University’s Strategic Framework will help guide Carolina’s decisions and shape its direction for the next decade … Continued


Inclusive classrooms presentation focuses on course design to improve engagement

Imagine a time when you felt excluded in an academic environment. Now imagine telling a group of strangers about it in a public forum. The feeling of discomfort that this exercise evokes is what presenters Kelly Hogan and Viji Sathy … Continued

Mimi Chapman, a professor in UNC-Chapel Hillís School of Social Work, receives the Edward Kidder Graham award during University Day, held Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 
(Melanie Busbee/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Edward Kidder Graham Award call for nominations

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 Edward Kidder Graham Faculty Service Award to be presented at the October 12, 2017 University Day ceremony. This award was … Continued


Chair of the Faculty call for nominations

October 17, 2016 Dear colleagues, In the spring of 2017 we will elect a new Chair of the Faculty to succeed current chair Bruce Cairns.  According to the Faculty Code of University Government, the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee serves as a … Continued