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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 Committee Urges Trustees to Reconsider Tenure for Nikole Hannah-Jones

The Faculty Executive Committee held a special meeting this morning to discuss recent Board of Trustees actions regarding tenure in light of journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones not having been offered a tenured faculty position. Due to the sensitive nature of such … Continued

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Special Meeting of the Faculty Executive Committee on May 24

The Faculty Executive Committee will hold a special meeting to discuss recent Board of Trustee actions regarding tenure. The meeting takes place Monday, May 24, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and will be held remotely using Zoom ID 942 1879 … Continued

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Faculty Chair Remarks to the UNC-CH Board of Trustees

The following message was sent to all faculty today. Dear Colleagues: I know many of you are concerned about issues raised this morning by NC Policy Watch concerning a tenure decision made by the Board of Trustees. The remarks I made … Continued

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Faculty Committee Responds to Vandalism against Student Group

This statement by the Faculty Executive Committee is issued in response to the news that, on April 28, the Carolina Review’s website was hacked and some of its distribution boxes were vandalized. We look forward to learning more about this … Continued

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