April 23, 2008
Faculty Governance News
April 23, 2008
Faculty elections results in; voter participation doubles over 2007
The results from the 2008 faculty elections are in. Eight hundred faculty members voted this year, more than doubling the number who voted in 2007. Thanks to all candidates and voters who participated in keeping faculty governance vibrant at UNC this year.
Faculty Council meets Friday April 25; March Council minutes now available
The Faculty Council will hold its final meeting of the academic year Friday April 25 at 3 p.m. in the Hitchcock Multipurpose Room of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History.
The agenda includes presentation of the 2008 Thomas Jefferson Award; reports from the Faculty Research Committee and the Fixed Term Faculty Committee; an update of the UNC Quality Enhancement Plan by Bobbi Owen, Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, College of Arts and Sciences; and a short tribute to Chancellor James Moeser.
All faculty invited to reception Tuesday, April 29th, in the Faculty Commons
The Office of Faculty Governance will sponsor a reception to mark the end of the spring semester on April 29 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Anne Queen Faculty Commons at the Campus Y. All faculty members are invited to drop in for refreshments and fellowship.
Reception honors Chancellor Moeser, May 1
Chancellor James Moeser will step down as Carolina’s ninth chancellor on June 30, and the University community is invited to attend a reception in his honor on Thursday, May 1, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Carolina Inn.
If you plan to attend please reply via email to email@example.com. If you do not plan to attend, no response is necessary.
Faculty invited to participate in Commencement weekend events May 10-11
All faculty members are invited to participate in the events of Commencement Weekend 2008 on May 10-11. The Doctoral Hooding ceremony will be held Saturday, May 10 at 10 a.m. in Memorial Hall. Faculty members are invited to assemble in front of New West at 9:30 a.m. for the processional.
Commencement will be held Sunday, May 11 at 9:30 a.m. in Kenan Stadium. The faculty processional will form at 9:00 a.m. on the second floor of the Kenan Football Center at the west end of the stadium. Jessye Norman, world renowned opera signer, will be this year’s speaker.
For more information on faculty participation in these events (including parking and regalia information), please visit http://www.unc.edu/commencement/MayCommencement2008.htm.
Institute for Arts and Humanities Holds Grants Mentoring Workshop May 8
Faculty are invited to participate in an upcoming workshop designed to give them the opportunity to pre-review grants proposals to agencies that support scholarship and teaching in the arts, humanities and qualitative social sciences. The workshop, sponsored by the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, will be held May 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the University Room of Hyde Hall.
Groups of six to seven faculty members will review each other’s proposals, with the intention of sharing successful grants writing techniques and improving their own skills along with the skills of others. Mentors for the groups will be members of the IAH Faculty Advisory Board, who are seasoned grant writers and have served on review committees for various agencies.
Reservations are required. Contact Carrie Matthews at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 30 if you are interested. Lunch will be served.
Search TRLN debuts
Simultaneous searching of the library catalogs at UNC, Duke, N.C. State and N.C. Central is now a reality with the debut of Search TRLN by the Triangle Research Libraries Network. Search TRLN allows you to search materials at all four institutions at once, or at any of the libraries you select.
UNC users with a valid ONYEN and password may additionally use the “Request this title” option within Search TRLN to order materials from Duke, N.C. State, or N.C. Central. Your request will be processed and you will be notified when your material arrives at UNC.
- Does Academic Freedom Give a Professor the Final Say on Grades? (From the Chronicle of Higher Education)
In case of changed grade, Virginia judge holds that academic freedom “is the university’s right and not the professor’s right.”
For more information on any of these items, please contact Anne Whisnant in the Office of Faculty Governance.