February 13, 2007
Faculty Governance News Digest
February 13, 2007
Faculty Council to meet Friday, February 16th, 3:00 p.m.
The Faculty Council will meet on Friday, February 16, 2007 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of Wilson Library. Business to be considered includes rewritten academic eligibility standards for undergraduates and ongoing revision of the Faculty Code. The Council will also receive reports on undergraduate admissions and the university libraries.
See the full Council agenda here. All faculty are invited to attend.
Chancellor terms 2007-09 UNC System budget request “exciting” for its attention to faculty salaries
At the January Faculty Council meeting, Chancellor James Moeser highlighted several provisions in the UNC System budget request that address the problem of lagging faculty salaries, with attention to the provisions’ likely effects on UNC-Chapel Hill.
Read more about the Chancellor’s assessment of the budget request here.
Carolina North means “expansion, innovation, and sustainability” for the University, Evans says
Prof. John P. (Jack) Evans, Executive Director of Carolina North, spoke at length at the January Faculty Council meeting about the plans for Carolina North. He updated the Council on the just-completed work of the Leadership Advisory Committee, and outlined the studies and projects underway now to prepare a Carolina North master plan for presentation to the towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro by October of this year.
Read more about Evan’s presentation here.
Kenan-Flagler Business School establishes graduate honor court
The Faculty Council in January approved creation of an internal graduate student honor court for the Kenan-Flagler Business School. The court, similar to those operating in other professional schools, will coordinate its work with the Graduate School Honor Court and the Student Attorney General.
Read the discussion of the resolutions establishing this court here.
Faculty Governance elections coming soon
Have you wanted to learn more about what is going on around the University? Have you wanted to meet interesting colleagues outside of your department? Serving on a university-wide faculty committee or on the Faculty Council is a great way to be “in the loop” about decisions that affect faculty, and being involved can facilitate vital cross-disciplinary connections. Plus, it doesn’t have to take much time! The Faculty Council meets once a month for two hours, and many of the committees follow similar schedules.
Elections for the Council and many committees will be held in early April. If you are interested in getting involved, now is the time to let us know, as the Nominating Committee will begin its work at putting together a slate of candidates very soon.
To learn more about the work of the Council and many elected and appointed committees, a good place to begin is by reading the Faculty Code, which gives complete information on eligibility to vote and serve. A list of faculty committees can be seen here, and a list of current members of the Faculty Council may be found here.
If you have questions about Faculty Governance, please call 962-1671 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.