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Upcoming Faculty Governance Meetings

May 5, 2015

Last day of exams
12:00 am to 12:00 am

May 5, 2015

Faculty Athleics Committee
3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Location: 105 South Building

May 7, 2015

Educational Policy Committee
9:00 am to 10:30 am
Location: Carrington 304

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Storify summary of tweets from year’s final Faculty Council meeting published

We’ve assembled a “Storify” of all of the tweets about the April 24, 2015 Faculty Council meeting here.  This summary includes all tweets with the hashtag #FacCouncil.

 

Faculty Athletics Representative Comments Form

FAR Comments Form 2015

Form for receiving comments to aid with the 2015 evaluation of Faculty Athletics Representative Lissa Broome.
  • Regarding the Role of the Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR)

    These questions ask you to consider the FAR role, not the specific person occupying the position.
  • Regarding Professor Lissa Broome in the FAR Role

    These questions ask you to comment specifically on Prof. Broome's performance of her duties.
  • Overall

Faculty invited to comment on Faculty Athletics Representative

Section 3-4 of the Faculty Code provides:  “The faculty athletics representative is appointed by the chancellor from among the voting faculty for an indefinite term, subject to formal review at least every five years. In making an appointment to this position or reviewing the incumbent, the chancellor follows a process established with the advice and consent of the Advisory Committee. The faculty athletics representative is the University’s voting delegate to the Atlantic Coast Conference and the University’s faculty representative within the National Collegiate Athletic Association. He or she makes an annual report to the Faculty Council and makes special reports to the Council from time to time as may be requested by the Agenda Committee.”

Professor Lissa Broome completes her fifth year of service as Faculty Athletics Representative on June 30, 2015, and Chancellor Carol Folt is considering her reappointment. The Chancellor’s Advisory Committee has articulated a review process that requires the establishment of a FAR review committee to make a recommendation to the Chancellor based on inclusive, campus-wide feedback.  The committee, chaired by Professor Joy Renner, has posted the following supporting document for your consideration:

A written description of the FAR role and Professor Lissa Broome’s written summary of activities, challenges, concerns and accomplishments.

The FAR Review committee seeks your input as it prepares its recommendation for Chancellor Folt. We invite you to review the document above and provide your confidential feedback via the short questionnaire at the link below.  Comments received by May 8th [extended from May 1], 2015 will be most helpful.

FAR Comment Form

In addition, the FAR Review committee will establish an opportunity to provide direct feedback to committee members. If you would like to receive information about meeting with committee representatives, please email your interest to paul.krause@unc.edu.

Thank you,

Professor Joy Renner

On behalf of the FAR Review Committee:

  • Faculty Athletics Committee representative: Joy Renner, Chair
  • University administrator:  Dean Abigail Panter
  • Admissions Office representative: Steve Farmer
  • Athletics Compliance Office representative: Marielle VanGelder
  • Head coach representative: Sam Paul, Men’s Tennis
  • Athletic Department administrator: Beth Miller, Senior Woman Administrator
  • Student athlete representative: Benton Moss, Senior Baseball and SAAC leader
  • Chancellor’s Advisory Committee representative: Professor Beverly Taylor
  • Committee Staffed by Paul Krause

Complete 2015 faculty elections results now posted

We have posted the complete 2015 faculty elections results for all races now.  Thanks to all of the candidates who ran for all positions, as well as to the hard-working Nominating Committee, and, especially, to the 1533 members of the faculty (45.1% of those eligible) and 187 members of the retired faculty (33%) who turned out to vote this year!

Faculty Council Agenda for April 24 now posted

The Faculty Council and General Faculty are set to meet this Friday, April 24, 2015, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm in the Pleasants Room at Wilson Library.  The agenda is now online here. This meeting will feature a Council vote on two resolutions, including the Open Access resolution introduced in March.  We also have a large number of substantive committee reports as is often the case at the final meeting of the year. And, as usual, there will be time to talk with Chancellor Folt and Provost Dean. All members of the faculty are welcome.

2015 faculty elections voter guide posted; voting begins April 13

Members of the Voting Faculty as defined in Article 1 of the Faculty Code should find an email in their inbox Monday morning, April 13th inviting them to cast their ballots in the 2015 faculty elections.

A full voter guide, with information on nearly all candidates for all positions, may be found here.

 

Cairns urges faculty to comment on Saunders renaming issue

The message below was sent to all faculty involved in faculty governance on April 1, 2015:

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Dear Esteemed Colleagues in Faculty Governance,

I’m writing to ask you to visit http://bot.unc.edu/comments/ before the April 25th deadline to offer your thoughts and suggestions to the Board of Trustees on whether to rename Saunders Hall and how we can better interpret and curate our University’s complicated history.

This call for ideas is the culmination of a year-long process in which the Board of Trustees has been considering proposals to rename Saunders. The Trustees’ University Affairs Committee heard comments from several faculty members, students, staff, and members of the community about this complex issue at its meeting on March 25. That day the committee announced that the Trustees would invite additional comments and suggestions about how to handle the issue — and more generally about how to ensure that we all better understand the university’s history — through the web form available at the link above.

This is an area where I believe faculty insights, experiences, knowledge, and creativity can offer significant contributions and many good ideas that may not have yet been considered.

We promised the Trustees we would encourage as many faculty colleagues as possible to submit their thoughts, so I hope you will join me in responding at http://bot.unc.edu/comments/ before the April 25th deadline. While this message is being sent only to faculty involved in campus-level faculty governance, please feel free to share with as many colleagues as possible.

Thank you for your consideration,

Bruce Cairns
Chair of the Faculty

Storify of tweets and media coverage from March 20, 2015 Faculty Council meeting

Below is the “Storify” we’ve created capturing tweets and media coverage from the March 20, 2015 Faculty Council and General Faculty meeting.

 

2015 North Carolina State AAUP Conference, March 28th

2015 North Carolina State AAUP Conference

“Reclaiming the Narrative for Higher Education in North Carolina”
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: UNCG Elliott University Center

Keynote Speaker:
Professor Irene Mulvey
Fairfield University

Morning Session: Organizing in Troubled Times Afternoon Panel: Coalition Building with Allied Organizations
Scholars for North Carolina’s Future (SNCF)
UNCG Student Power Faculty Forward

To register, please email dlbell@uncg.edu. There is no cost for this conference for any faculty members or graduate students interested in attending. Registration is for the purposes of obtaining a count for the lunch that will be served.

Registration for NC-AAUP State Conference: 3/28/15 from 9 am till 3 pm

Registration with light Breakfast begins at 8 am, UNCG-Elliott University Center.

Faculty Athletics Committee spring listening session, March 24

The Faculty Athletics Committee (FAC) invites the University community to join them for their spring listening session and open forum on Tuesday, March 24 from 11am to 1pm in Toy Lounge, Dey Hall.  Members of FAC look forward to hearing concerns and responding to comments and questions regarding athletics and academics at UNC.  The session will help inform FAC’s workplan for the coming year.