Summary of resolutions presented to the Faculty Council and their outcomes:
- Resolution 2016-4. On Supporting and Sustaining LGBTQ Academic Initiatives, presented by Professor Ruth Salvaggio (English and Comparative Literature) and a group of faculty sponsors who are affiliated with the Sexuality Studies Program, passed unanimously. The resolution calls on UNC System President Margaret Spellings to support continued state funding of LGBTQ academic initiatives on campus. President Spellings sent a letter in response to the resolution.
- Resolution 2016-1. On Amending the Faculty Code of University Government to Provide for Vacancy Appointments for Faculty Officers passed unanimously on second reading. It clarifies that process for appointing a temporary interim Chair or Secretary of the Faculty.
- Resolution 2016-2. On Amending the Faculty Code of University Government to Enlarge the Faculty Athletics Committee and to Clarify its Charge passed unanimously on second reading. The Faculty Athletics Committee will now be a nine-member committee that focuses more narrowly on varsity athletics-related issues.
- Resolution 2016-3. On Amending the Faculty Code of University Government to Enlarge the Faculty Grievance Committee passed unanimously on second reading. The Faculty Grievance Committee will have two additional elected fixed-term faculty members.
- Resolution 2016-5. On Endorsing the Report of the Ethics and Integrity Working Group was amended to “recognize,” rather than “endorse,” the work of the Ethics and Integrity Working Group. Twenty-five faculty members stood to vote in favor of amending the language. Twenty-two faculty stood to oppose the amendment. The amended resolution was adopted. The Faculty Executive Committee lent its support to the original resolution at a separate, subsequent meeting.
- Resolution 2016-6. On Undergraduate Academic Eligibility was unanimously adopted. The resolution aligns the student academic eligibility policy with the current financial aid policy. Transfer students will be allowed an additional semester of eligibility without going through an appeal process.
For a full account of the meeting, see the Storify of tweets, video or minutes available here.