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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 and Employee Forum meet jointly on January 15

The January meeting of the Faculty Council will be a joint meeting with the Employee Forum on Friday, January 15 from 3 to 5 p.m. Faculty Chair Mimi Chapman and Employee Forum Chair Shayna Hill decided to hold another joint … Continued

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Addressing concerns about rising COVID-19 rates

Chair of the Faculty Mimi Chapman shared the following message with all faculty today. Dear Colleagues: No doubt many of you are concerned about rising COVID-19 numbers around the country and the new variant that results in increased transmission. In addition, … Continued

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Workshop: Designing Effective Online Courses

The UNC System Office is offering a workshop on designing effective online courses that starts today. More information is available at this link in the Digital Learning part of the UNC System website.

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Secretary of the Faculty nominations sought

The Advisory Committee invites nominations (including self-nominations) for the next Secretary of the Faculty. The position begins on July 1, 2021, when the term of current Secretary Vin Steponaitis ends. As outlined in the email sent to all faculty on … Continued

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