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Faculty Governance News

vol. 3.14

April 9, 2009

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

Faculty elections begin Monday, April 13; Chair of the Faculty to be selected

The annual faculty elections will be conducted during the week of April 13-20 via an electronic survey that will be emailed on Monday to all members of the Voting Faculty.  A highlight of this year’s elections will be selection of a new Chair of the Faculty to succeed Joe Templeton, whose term ends June 30. The candidates for Chair of the Faculty are McKay Coble, Professor of Design and Chair of the Department of Dramatic Art; and Arne Kalleberg, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology. The winner will serve three years in this post.

Faculty-wide elections will also be held for positions on the eleven elected faculty standing committees, while voters will also select Faculty Council representatives from their respective divisions.

Complete information about the elections, including a sample ballot, links to a Q&A with the candidates for Faculty Chair, and a voter guide with personal statements from most of the candidates for other offices, may be found online at elections page of the Faculty Governance website:

Voting-eligible faculty includes all tenured and tenure-track faculty, professional librarians, as well as fixed-term faculty whose terms of appointment meet certain criteria spelled out in the Faculty Code.  Last year, 800 of 3294 distributed ballots were returned, for a “turnout” rate of 23%.  This year we’d like to see turnout go way up!  We encourage you to consider the issues and positions expressed. Your vote counts!

UNC Association for Women Faculty and Professionals announces spring luncheon, April 29

The Association for Women Faculty and Professionals will hold its annual spring luncheon at the Carolina Club on April 29th beginning at 11:30 a.m. Writer and professor Marianne Gingher will be the speaker.  All women faculty are invited to attend; reservations are required by April 24th.  For more information, or to register, please contact Dede Corvinus at

Carolina News Studio available for television and radio interviews

UNC faculty experts who share their knowledge and insights with radio and television reporters and producers are encouraged to utilize the Carolina News Studio.  The Carolina News Studio is the University’s portal to regional, national and global broadcast news outlets and is equipped with the technology to make an interview happen quickly and easily.

A partnership of University Relations and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the Carolina News Studio is conveniently located just off Polk Place in Carroll Hall, home of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.  For more information and to watch a virtual tour of the studio, please visit:

UNC Faculty/Staff Sale at the Bull’s Head Bookshop April 24

All UNC faculty and staff with a valid One Card can get 25 percent off their entire purchase of items in the Bull’s Head Bookshop on Friday, April 24, from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.  The sale cannot be combined with any other sale, discount items or coupons. Magazines and newspapers are not included. For more information, call the bookshop at 962-5060.

Campus Visitors’ Center offers guidance, information about University

The UNC Visitors’ Center, located at 250 E. Franklin St. on the west side of Morehead Planetarium and online here, provides a wealth of information ranging from the history of the University to local hotels to campus events.  At the Visitors’ Center, an interactive touch screen can direct visitors to anywhere they need to go on campus. A self-guided audio tour provides information about landmarks at UNC. Student-led tours of the campus can be arranged by calling 962-1630.

Faculty Governance Reading Room

Articles, books, or other resources of interest to faculty.  This week’s selection:

About Faculty Governance News

The Faculty Governance News is published every two weeks throughout the academic year by the Office of Faculty Governance.  Archived issues and the publication schedule for 2008-09 are available online here.  Information to be considered for inclusion should be sent to Anne Whisnant ( by Monday before an issue is scheduled to appear.

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

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