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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 Executive Committee statement regarding academic freedom and the UNC Press Board

The Faculty Executive Committee met on July 19. Among other agenda items, the committee discussed issues of academic freedom, in particular concerning a UNC Press Board appointment decision. As a result of this discussion, the committee approved the following statement. … Continued

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Faculty Council passes resolution in support of chancellor and expectation of shared governance

The Faculty Council held an emergency meeting on July 14, 2021 to discuss University administration and shared governance. During the meeting, the Council passed Resolution 2021-8. On Confidence in Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz and Expectation of Shared Governance [PDF].

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Emergency Meeting of the Faculty Council on July 14, 2021

The Faculty Council will hold an emergency virtual meeting on Wednesday, July 14, at 3 p.m. to discuss University administration and governance.  The agenda includes a link to the livestream. Please note that this meeting will go into closed session … Continued

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Professor Jill Moore begins term as new Secretary of the Faculty

Dear Faculty Colleagues, I’m excited to begin my term as Secretary of the Faculty. As I step into this new role, I want to take a moment to recognize Vin Steponaitis, whose five-year term as Secretary ended on June 30. … Continued

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