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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 meets on Feb. 19

The UNC-CH Faculty Council is meeting this Friday, Feb. 19, 2021 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be streamed live online at this link. Those watching the livestream will be able to submit questions and comments via Poll … Continued

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Faculty Executive Committee passes resolution in support of the Campus Y

Chair of the Faculty Mimi Chapman convened a special meeting of the Faculty Executive Committee on Friday, January 29 to consider a resolution in response to the recent incident that occurred at the Campus Y. The resolution passed unanimously. It reads: “Be it … Continued

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Call for Nominations for 2022 Honorary Degrees

  The Office of Faculty Governance, on behalf of the Committee on Honorary Degrees and Special Awards, is accepting nominations for UNC-Chapel Hill honorary degrees to be awarded in spring 2022. The deadline for nominations is February 15, 2021. At May … Continued

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Secretary of the Faculty self-nominations accepted until 2/5/21

Following on its original call for nominations for the next Secretary of the Faculty, the Advisory Committee is leaving the window for self-nominations open until Friday, February 5. If you are interested in being considered for this position, please supply … Continued

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