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 Council and General Faculty to meet March 8

A meeting of the Faculty Council and the General Faculty of UNC Chapel Hill is being held Friday, March 8, 2019, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Genome Sciences Building, G200. The meeting agenda is available online. In addition to … Continued

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Nominations open for 2019 Thomas Jefferson Award

              Dear Faculty, The Office of Faculty Governance, on behalf of the Committee on Honorary Degrees and Special Awards, is now accepting nominations for the university’s 2019 Thomas Jefferson Award. Established in 1961, this award is … Continued

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Accepting nominations for 2020 Honorary Degrees

  The Office of Faculty Governance, on behalf of the Committee on Honorary Degrees and Special Awards, is accepting candidates for UNC honorary degrees to be awarded at the May Commencement ceremony in 2020. A maximum of five of these prestigious … Continued

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Congratulations to Kevin Guskiewicz

  I am delighted that Kevin Guskiewicz has been selected to serve as interim chancellor. I know Kevin well and am confident that he will be an excellent leader for the University. He certainly has the very best interests of … Continued

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