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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 and Faculty 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 Council to meet on Dec. 3

The Faculty Council will hold its last scheduled meeting of the calendar year on Zoom this Friday, Dec. 3 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. In addition to updates from the faculty chair, chancellor and provost, the agenda includes a budget … Continued

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Faculty Executive Committee Statement Regarding the Selection of the Provost

The Faculty Executive Committee met today and released the following statement. Statement of the Faculty Executive Committee Regarding the Selection of the Provost We write to express our concerns about the search process for the University’s next Provost and to … Continued

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New Faculty Retirement Planning Guide

The new Faculty Retirement Planning Guide is now available on the Retirement Planning page of the Office of Human Resources website. This guide features key advice from more than 30 recently retired UNC-Chapel Hill faculty who wanted to facilitate a … Continued

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Distinguished Alumni Award nominations due by Nov. 22

Please note that the deadline to submit nominations is Monday, Nov 22, 2021. The initial message stated an incorrect date. Dear Colleagues, As chair of the Committee on Honorary Degrees and Special Awards, I am requesting nominations for Distinguished Alumna … Continued

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