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Faculty Athletics Committee’s 10/21 open forum postponed

Sent to the General Faculty from Faculty Athletics Committee Chair Joy Renner on October 20, 2014:

Dear Colleagues,

In light of the email received from the Chancellor this morning regarding the release of the Wainstein report, the Faculty Athletics Committee (FAC) will reschedule our open forum originally set for Tuesday afternoon, October 21st.  The report will be released Wednesday midday, and the Chancellor is holding a town hall meeting from 5-6 p.m. in G200 of the Genome Sciences Building on Wednesday.

It is prudent to hold FAC’s’ open forum at a later date to allow everyone to digest the report and perhaps have more information available to frame our conversations, questions, and suggestions so the FAC can utilize the report findings to confirm or make changes to our plan of work for 2014 – 2015.
We look forward to engaging with our faculty colleagues as soon as we can find an appropriate date and space for the next open forum.

Live-tweets from first Faculty Athletics Committee fall 2014 listening session

The Faculty Athletics Committee held the first of two listening sessions for this fall on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in UNC’s Dey Hall.  Below is a compilation of the live-tweets from the event.

 

Faculty Athletics Committee listening sessions to be held October 15th and 21st

The Faculty Athletics Committee will hold public listening sessions this week and next to provide an opportunity for the community to share questions or input regarding athletics and academics here at UNC.   One will be this Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 9:00 to 10:30 in Toy Lounge in Dey Hall, and the second will be Tuesday, October 21 , 2014, from 3:00 to 4:30 in Bondurant G030.  All members of the university community are welcome.

Details for faculty about University Day 2014

In keeping with longstanding University tradition, we invite you to join other members of the University community to celebrate the University’s 221st birthday on University Day, this Sunday, October 12th.  The celebration commemorates the laying of the cornerstone of Old East and the official founding of the University.

The event will take place at 2:00 p.m. in Memorial Hall, and the keynote speaker this year is Gov. Pat McCrory.

If you have not previously joined the faculty procession on University Day, please do come this year.  You are welcome to wear academic regalia if you have it, but also to participate without regalia.  Participants in the faculty processional should meet at 1:30 at Old Well (rain location: Gerrard Hall).   If you would like a parking permit (to be sent via email, valid for lots near Memorial Hall), please email Veronica Fleming (flemive@email.unc.edu).

As we have since 1971, the University will take this day to present its Distinguished Alumna and Alumnus Awards.  This year’s recipients are:  Army Surgeon General Patricia Dallas Horoho, ’82; Former N.C. Governor James B. Hunt Jr., ’64 (LLBJD); national geographer Andrew “Sandy” McNally IV, ’63; public policy lawyer James R. Patton Jr., ’48; and trial lawyer Wade M. Smith, ’60 (AB, ’63 JD). In addition, the Edward Kidder Graham Faculty Service Award, established by the Faculty Council in 2011 to recognize outstanding service by a faculty member, will be presented to Krista Perreira, professor of public policy and associate dean for undergraduate research.

A reception will follow the ceremony.

Find out more details about the event at http://www.unc.edu/universityday/.  We look forward to seeing many of you on October 12.

Call for nominations, 2015 Edward Kidder Graham Award

The Committee on Honorary Degrees and Special Awards invites your nominations for the Edward Kidder Graham Faculty Service Award to be presented at the October 12, 2015, University Day ceremony. This award was established in 2010 to recognize outstanding service by a member of the Voting Faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The award calls to remembrance President Graham’s ambition to “to make the campus co‐extensive with the boundaries of the State,” in the context of the University’s modern mission to extend knowledge‐based service world‐wide.

Any active member of the Voting Faculty is eligible, including those who are participating in the phased-retirement program.  Awards are not conferred in absentia.

For more information about the award, including specific directions on submitting a nomination online, visit the Edward Kidder Graham Award webpage.

Deadline: November 14, 2014.

ITS explains early-semester Sakai problems

The Office of Faculty Governance has received the attached memo explaining some of the unexpected problems the campus experienced with Sakai early in the fall 2014 semester.  Please feel free to share this information.

Distinguished Alumnus/a Award nominations accepted through September 26th

The faculty’s Committee on Honorary Degrees and Special Awards invites your nominations for Distinguished Alumna and Alumnus Awards to be presented at the October 12, 2015, University Day ceremony.   These awards recognize UNC-Chapel Hill alumni/ae who have made outstanding contributions to humanity in any walk of life. The deadline for submissions is September 26, 2014.

Nominees must be alumni of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This includes all persons who were registered for at least one full academic year as a student in residence in any college or school of the University. In general, anyone listed in the General Alumni Association’s Alumni Directory is eligible except members of the University faculty, staff, and administration. They become eligible two years after separation from the University.

Full information about this award, including criteria, eligibility, and the process for submitting a nomination online, is available at the Distinguished Alumnus and Alumna Awards page of the Faculty Governance website.

 

Junior Faculty Development Awards application period now open

The Provost’s Office is now accepting applications for competitive Junior Faculty Development Awards paid from IBM and R.J. Reynolds Industries funds. The awards, up to the amount of $7,500, are to be expended during the period beginning January 1, 2015 and ending December 31, 2015. Any permanent, full-time, salaried member of the faculty without tenure who holds the rank of assistant professor or associate professor is eligible to apply. Research assistant and associate professors, and clinical assistant and associate professors may also apply. The terms of these awards and the application process is described on the website of the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost at:

http://provost.unc.edu/announcements/competitive-research-page/

The complete application packet must be submitted no later than 5:00 PM on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Please contact Gordon Joyner in the Provost’s Office at Gordon@unc.edu or (919) 962-7061 if you have any questions about or problems with the application process.

University Teaching & Mentoring Awards deadline October 1

Do you know of an outstanding teacher, mentor, or teaching assistant?  Who has inspired you at Carolina?  Who has helped you learn, grow, and become excited about your education?  Who is an outstanding educator that deserves recognition? Nominate a faculty member, staff, or graduate student for an award!  Each year, UNC formally acknowledges the central role of teaching and mentoring by recognizing faculty, staff and students. The University Committee on Teaching Awards offers numerous awards based on nominations by members of our university community.

Please take a moment to think of those who are deserving of these awards and nominate them via the website:  http://provost.unc.edu/teaching-awards

The deadline for nominations is October 1, 2014.  If you have questions, contact awards committee chair, Dr. Suzanne Gulledge, at (919) 962-7879 / sgulledg@email.unc.edu or Ms. Debbie Stevenson in the Office of the Provost: (919) 962-7882 / debbie_stevenson@unc.edu.

Faculty Athletics Committee to hold two open forums this fall

The Faculty Athletics Committee will be holding two public forums this fall to provide an opportunity for the community to share questions or input regarding athletics and academics here at UNC.   One will be Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 9:00 to 10:30, and the second will be Tuesday, October 21 , 2014, from 3:00 to 4:30; locations and further details will be forthcoming.