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Faculty Governance News

vol. 6.4

December 7, 2011

From the UNC Office of Faculty Governance
200-204 Carr Building
UNC-CH Campus Box 9170
Contact: Anne M. Whisnant (

The Office of Faculty Governance publishes Faculty Governance News monthly. Send information to be considered for inclusion to Anne Whisnant on Monday before an issue is scheduled to appear (see 2011-12 publication dates). For immediate news, “Like” our page on Facebook or “Follow Us” on Twitter (@UNCFacGov).

Faculty Council to Vote on Campus-Wide Water Theme on 12/9

The Faculty Council will vote on a resolution to establish a campus-wide theme described in H2O Carolina: Water in Our World at this Friday’s meeting (3:00pm, Stone Center).

Faculty Council will also discuss the annual reports of the Faculty Executive Committee, the Faculty Assembly Delegation, and the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee, and hear updates from Chancellor Thorp, Provost Carney, and Chair of the Faculty Boxill.  The agenda and all reports are now online here. All faculty are welcome to attend. We’ll be live-tweeting the meeting; follow @UNCFacGov on Twitter!

Boxill Invites Faculty to December Commencement, 12/18

The ceremony will be held on Sunday, December 18 at 2 p.m. at the Dean E. Smith Center. Prof. Barbara Frederickson, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology, will deliver the address. Faculty may participate in the procession with or without regalia.  Assemble at 1:30 p.m. in the Press Room of the Smith Center. Use Entry D and take the elevator down to the main floor. Marshals will direct you to the room. Parking is available in the Koury Lot adjacent to the Smith Center. Visit or contact Jane Smith at 962-0045 for more information.

Center for Faculty Excellence Announces CFE 100+

This program is designed to support faculty members teaching course sections with enrollments of over one hundred. Services include a Faculty Learning Community, small grants program, workshop series, and expanded opportunities to share ideas with peers. Information on the complete list of resources is available at:

Campus Dialogue on Engagement (1/6) to Focus on Academic Plan

We’ve just received word that the sixth annual “Campus Dialogue on Engagement” will be held on January 6, 2012, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at the Friday Center. This year’s conversation will focus on “Implementing the Academic Plan: Recognizing and Rewarding Engaged Scholarship and Activities.” The dialogue is co-sponsored by the Carolina Center for Public Service, the Engagement Subcommittee of the Academic Plan Steering Committee, and the Friday Center. Faculty, staff, students and community partners are invited to attend. Please rsvp to by Tuesday, January 3.

Campus-Wide Award Deadlines and Events

2013 Honorary Degree Nomination Period Now Open

The faculty Honorary Degrees and Special Awards committee invites the university community to submit nominees “who have rendered outstanding service to humanity in the world arena, in our nation, in the American South, or our State of North Carolina; made outstanding contributions to knowledge in the world of scholarship; people whose talent and creativity in the world of the arts has enriched our lives; and people whose devotion to and support of our University merits our highest recognition.” Click here for nomination information. Nominations due January 20, 2012.

CWLC Faculty Mentoring Awards Call for Nominations

This award recognizes outstanding men and women faculty who go the extra mile to mentor students and/or junior faculty. Each recipient receives $5,000. Electronically submit nominations at: They are due February 3, 2012.

Workshops and Events

The following workshops and events are sponsored by the Center for Faculty Excellence. Click here for more information about each event, a list of additional events, and instructions to register.

December 7: Lesson Planning

December 9: CFE 100+: Five Challenges for Teaching Large Classes and Research-Based Strategies for Managing Them

January 9: CFE 100+: Engaging Students in Large Classes

January 10: CFE 100+: Pedagogical and Organizational Challenges in Large Classes

January 11: CFE 100+ Evaluating Student Learning in Large Classes

January 13: Classroom Management

Other workshops/campus events of interest:

December 5-12: Sakai: 30-minute Consultation

December 14, 19: Sakai Barest Essentials Brown Bag

December 13: Winter Blood Drive

December 14: EPA Recruitment and EEO Topics

December 15: Advanced Problem Solving for Managers

December 15:

AWFP Invites You to Holiday Reception, 12/8

The Association for Women Faculty and Professionals will be holding its annual Holiday Reception at the Carolina Inn in the Chancellor’s Ballroom East on Thursday, December 8th from 4-6pm. The event is open to all.

AWFP would like to hear from you! If you’re a female faculty member or professional at Carolina and you haven’t yet completed the AWFP interest survey, please do so here.

Faculty Governance in the News

Recent articles featuring Office of Faculty Governance staff, Faculty Council, and faculty committee work.

“Reviewing Options for 10-Year Academic Plan,” University Gazette, November 15, 2011

“H2O Carolina, Campus-Wide Water Theme, Will Likely Be Adopted,” Daily Tar Heel, November 29, 2011

“Honor System Task Force Considers Plagiarism Detection Software,” Daily Tar Heel, November 30, 2011

Faculty Resource Room

Articles, books, or other resources of interest to faculty.

“New Academic Tenure and Promotion Resources,” American Anthropological Association, posted December 2, 2011, include “AAA Guidelines for Evaluating Scholarship in the Realm of Practicing, Applied, and Public Interest Anthropology for Academic Promotion and Tenure.”

“UC-Davis Chancellor Apologizes as Outrage Builds over Pepper-Spray Use on Peaceful Protesters,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 22, 2011.

“Campus Policing Falls Under Scrutiny After Clash at U. of California at Davis,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 22, 2011.

“Google Scholar Citations Now Open to All,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 22, 2011.

“The NCAA Crosses a Line,” Inside Higher Ed., November 23, 2011.

“Textbooks Finally Take a Big Leap to Digital,” New York Times, November 23, 2011.

“AAUP Warns of ‘Dangers of a Sports Empire’,” Inside Higher Ed., November 30, 2011.

“(How) Do You Archive Your Old Email?” The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 30, 2011.

“The Future of the College Bookstore,” Inside Higher Ed, November 21, 2011.

Developing Rapport: Website, hosted by UT Austin’s Center for Teaching and Learning, offers several suggestions for how to build rapport with the undergraduate students.

Pocket Guide for Faculty Leadership Skills: The UNC Center for Faculty Excellence’s guide describes how to set goals, plan, problem-solve, make and evaluate decisions, and practice strategies for supervising tasks, leading meetings, delegating, motivating, and negotiating.

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