Faculty are asked to vote on proposed amendments to The Faculty Code of University Government, our foundational document for faculty governance at UNC-Chapel Hill. According to The Faculty Code, any changes to it require two votes: a first one by the Faculty Council followed by a second one by the general faculty. The Faculty Council voted to approve the amendments at its November 4 meeting, by voting in favor of “Resolution 2022-6. Amending The Faculty Code of University Government as it pertains to the Chair of the Faculty and the Secretary of the Faculty.”
The amendments would reduce the term lengths served by the chair of the faculty and the secretary of the faculty, and provide for the new roles of chair-elect and past-chair of the faculty.
All members of the voting faculty were sent a link via email today. The polling survey will be open through midnight on Friday, December 9.
Here are links with more information:
- The resolution [PDF] being voted on
- Summary of the changes and list of FAQs
- Report [PDF] by the Committee on University Government, which studied the issues and submitted the resolution