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Steponaitis named new Secretary of the Faculty

Prof. Vin Steponaitis, professor of anthropology, Director of the Research Laboratories of Archaeology, and chair of the curriculum in archaeology, will become Secretary of the Faculty as of July 1, 2016. He will succeed longtime Secretary Joe Ferrell, who is retiring after twenty years in the position. Steponaitis was nominated by the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee and […]

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2016 faculty elections results posted

We’ve posted the results of the 2016 faculty elections here. This year’s turnout rate was about 41%, down a little from previous years but still strong. Thanks to all who expressed interest in serving, all who ran for various offices, and all who voted!

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Faculty invited to attend Commencement Weekend events

To:      UNC General Faculty From: Chair of the Faculty Bruce Cairns & Faculty Marshal Terry Rhodes Dear UNC Faculty Colleagues: We write to remind you to join us for the joyous events of Commencement Weekend 2016 on Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8. Our students’ accomplishments are remarkable, and their friends and families value […]

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March ‘diversity syllabus’ explores race and privilege

Last month’s installment of the Faculty Council’s “diversity syllabus,” a year-long program to highlight diversity and inclusion efforts at the University, featured Professor Elizabeth Dickinson from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business. Professor Dickinson led an activity and discussion on race, gender and socioeconomic privilege.  View the recording of her TED-style talk below. March Faculty Council […]

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Welcome to the UNC-Chapel Hill Office of Faculty Governance! The Office provides administrative support for the Faculty Council, the Chair of the Faculty, the Secretary of the Faculty, and many of the standing committees of the General Faculty. We also conduct all the faculty-wide elections, held in the spring each year.  Our work is guided by the policies and procedures outlined in the Faculty Code of University Government, which has, since 1950, outlined a system of representative participation by the university’s faculty in decision-making about key academic matters at the heart of the university’s work and mission.