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Faculty Governance News

vol. 2.15

May 8, 2008

From the UNC Office of Faculty Governance
200-204 Carr Building
UNC-CH Campus
Contact: Anne M. Whisnant (

Reception today will introduce Chancellor-Elect to the UNC community

This afternoon, the UNC Board of Governors is scheduled to elect our 10th chancellor. Details will be posted on the Carolina homepage at after the election.

Roger Perry, Chair of the University Board of Trustees, invites the University community to celebrate this important day and greet the Chancellor-Elect at a campus reception on Thursday, May 8 at 3:30 p.m. in Gerrard Hall, next to the Campus Y.

To read the full text of Perry’s invitation, please visit

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 this Saturday and Sunday. 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 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 a.m. on the second floor of the Kenan Football Center at the west end of the stadium. Jessye Norman, world renowned opera singer, will be this year’s speaker.

For more information on faculty participation in these events (including parking and regalia information), see

IAH Faculty Fellowship Program announcement coming soon

The Institute for the Arts and Humanities will soon announce its Faculty Fellowship Program for the 2009-2010 school year. See for more information about applications for these fellowships.

Membership drive underway for “The Farm”

The UNC Faculty-Staff Recreation Administration, also known as “The Farm,” is currently holding a membership drive to celebrate the 40th birthday of their pool. The initiation fee has been reduced from $600 to $400 through September. Permanent membership requires a one-time $400 initiation fee and quarterly dues based on the number of family members. A temporary, one-year membership or an eight-week (non-renewable) membership are also available.

Membership in the Farm is open to all full-time and permanent part-time employees of the University and UNC Hospitals, UNC alumni, and adult children of Farm members. It is also open to personnel of the consolidated UNC System who live in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro-Durham area.

To learn more and find the membership form, visit:

Easy-to-use VoiceThread available through ITS pilot program

Looking for an easy-to-use tool for online presentation and commentary? Something that supports not only text, but also images, audio and video? VoiceThread could be the solution. ITS Teaching and Learning invites faculty and staff to participate in a free VoiceThread pilot. All that is required of participants is that they agree to use it, whether for teaching, research, service or other University activities. To learn more visit

Carolina Submits First Response to UNC Tomorrow

Carolina has submitted its initial report responding to the UNC system’s UNC Tomorrow initiative. Faculty are invited to read the report and related documents online at:

Reading Room

Interesting reading about universities, faculties, and governance. This week’s selection, from the Chronicle of Higher Education (free to UNC community from UNC computers; login may be required from off-campus):

  • Tales of Western Adventure
    Historian of the American West Patricia Nelson Limerick argues that the rigid standards of hiring and tenure are all that stand in the way of humanities professors as thriving public scholars.

Faculty Governance News takes summer break

This is the final issue of the Faculty Governance News for the 2007-08 academic year. We will return in late August. Look for our publication schedule for 2008-09 to be posted soon at: Have a wonderful summer!

For more information on any of these items, please contact Anne Whisnant in the Office of Faculty Governance.

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