The message below was sent to all UNC faculty on January 23:
We write to invite you to become involved as faculty leaders in campuswide faculty governance. As you know, the past several years have been trying times for the university. At present, we are facing unprecedented turnover at all levels of top administration, and new challenges on many fronts. Perhaps never in recent memory has faculty engagement and leadership been more important, or more needed. If you have wanted to serve, and to make your voice heard, now is your opportunity.
Each year the Faculty Nominating Committee, constituted by the Faculty Code of University Government, identifies members of the faculty who are willing to undertake service to the University as members of the Faculty Council or of elected or appointed faculty-wide standing committees.
The faculty elections will take place in April, while members of appointed committees will be named in early summer. All offices will begin three-year terms on July 1, 2013.
We invite you to take the first step to becoming involved by answering the ten-minute survey below identifying those roles for which you would be willing to be nominated, if asked, for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2013. The survey contains a brief overview of the work of each office and the time commitment involved. The deadline to respond is midnight on Thursday, January 31, 2013.
Please note that by answering this survey, you are not committing to anything, but simply expressing interest. Our office will be in touch with you directly before putting your name forward for a specific position.
Past Chairs of the Faculty and committee members have noted that campus-wide service gives a welcome opportunity to meet people in different areas and broaden one’s understanding of how the university works. And having a wide variety of people engaged in faculty governance strengthens the faculty voice in decision-making here. We hope you will consider participating.
If you have any problems accessing the survey or have general questions about faculty governance, please call or email Anne Whisnant in the Office of Faculty Governance at 962-1671 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chair of the Faculty
Director, Parr Center for Ethics
Master Lecturer, Department of Philosophy
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3125
Office Phone: 919-962-3317
Mobile Phone: 919-270-6815
Joseph S. Ferrell
Secretary of the Faculty
Anne Mitchell Whisnant, Ph.D.
Deputy Secretary of the Faculty
Office of Faculty Governance, UNC-Chapel Hill