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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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Vote on amendments to The Faculty Code being held through Dec. 9

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 … Continued

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Nominate a faculty member for the Edward Kidder Graham Faculty Service Award

  On behalf of the Honorary Degrees and Special Awards Committee, I invite you to nominate a faculty colleague for the Edward Kidder Graham Faculty Service Award. This award recognizes a current member of the voting faculty who has succeeded in realizing President … Continued

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Nominations for Chair of the Faculty accepted through 10/20

The nomination window for Chair of the Faculty candidates for the 2023 faculty election has been extended to Thursday, October 20, 2022. Nominations may be submitted using the form available at this link. Ideal nominees: have strong leadership experience and … Continued

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Call for Distinguished Alumni Award nominations

  Dear Colleagues, Today is University Day when we celebrate the founding of Carolina so many years ago. As is traditional, at today’s University Day ceremony, we will also celebrate several notable alumni who will be presented with a Distinguished … Continued

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