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Storify of tweets and news from December 12, 2014 Faculty Council meeting

Here’s our Storify collection of #FacCouncil tweets and news coverage of the December 12, 2014 Faculty Council meeting.


Faculty Council agenda for December 12 posted

The Faculty Council agenda for Friday, December 12th, 2014 is now online. The meeting will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 pm in the Pleasants Room at Wilson Library.

There are no expected action items tomorrow, but the Council will be discussing the upcoming faculty nominating process for the elections in the spring of 2015, hearing a report on some new initiatives from the Faculty Athletics Committee, getting one-minute “lightning updates” from many of the faculty committees, and addressing other matters of current concern in conversation with the chancellor and provost.

All Council members are asked to arrive by 2:45 to take the seats at the tables in the front/middle of the room. Non-Council members are asked to take the remaining seats around the perimeter. A room diagram is here.

Storify of news and tweets about November 21, 2014 Faculty Council meeting

Here’s our “Storify” consolidation of tweets and news stories about the November 21, 2014 Faculty Council meeting.


Carolina Women’s Center hosts three conversations about new Title IX policy

Join Jenn Scott, the EOC Title IX Programming Coordinator, and the Carolina Women’s Center for a conversation about Title IX and UNC’s new policy. We will briefly review the policy before addressing your questions. What does the policy mean for you in your role as faculty or staff? How does it impact your interactions with students? What makes sense (or doesn’t)?

Session 1: Wednesday, December 10 at 11am in the Hitchcock Room, Stone Center

Session 2: Wednesday, December 17 at 4pm in Toy Lounge, Dey Hall

Session 3: Thursday, December 18 at 1pm in Toy Lounge, Dey Hall

A light lunch or snacks will be served. Please RSVP to, specifying which session you will attend.

AWFP calls for nominations for 2015 Mary Turner Lane Award

The UNC-CH Association for Women Faculty and Professionals has announced that nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Mary Turner Lane Award.  The deadline to nominate is Friday, January 30, 2015.

The Mary Turner Lane Award recognizes a woman who has made an outstanding contribution to the lives of women on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.  Nominees must be active employees of the university at the time the nomination is made; faculty who are in phased retirement are eligible.

Visit the AWFP website to learn more and find instructions for submitting a nomination.


December 14 Commencement details announced; faculty should RSVP by 12/8

Carolina’s mid-year commencement ceremony will be held on Sunday, December 14th at 2:00 p.m. at the Dean E. Smith Center.  There are fewer graduates in December than in May, and the number of associated family and friends present is correspondingly smaller.  As a result you can play a large role in the life of December 2014 UNC graduates by joining the faculty who attend this climactic event.

As has been the campus tradition, one of our own will be the commencement speaker.  Dr. James (Jim) H. Johnson Jr., the William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of strategy and entrepreneurship and director of the Urban Investment Strategies Center, has been selected to speak.

The conferral of degrees is the culmination of years of investment by everyone associated with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  We invite you to participate in the faculty procession with or without regalia.  Faculty members will 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 top tier of the Manning lot adjacent to the Smith Center. Full details are online at

To ensure that your name is on the parking list and to have an accurate count for the processional, please email your RSVP to by December 8th.

As the curtain falls on another successful semester, please consider joining in this December commencement celebration.

Nominations sought for campus’s O. Max Gardner Award candidate

The nominations period is now open for candidates to be selected as UNC-Chapel Hill’s nominee to the UNC system for consideration for the 2015 O. Max Gardner Award, given by the UNC Board of Governors to “that member of the faculty of the Consolidated University of North Carolina, who, during the current scholastic year, has made the greatest contribution to the welfare of the human race.”

This nomination process proceeds in two stages:  First, campus constituencies nominate candidates for consideration by our local faculty Committee on Honorary Degrees and Special Awards (HDA) before the initial campus deadline of December 12, 2014. Second, the HDA committee selects one local nominee for whom to develop the more elaborate nomination packet that must be put forward from this campus (by January 6, 2015) to the system for consideration in the larger competition.

Details on this award and how to submit a name for campus consideration are here.  All that is required at present are basic nominee details and a brief letter of nomination.

The local deadline is midnight, December 12, 2014.

Faculty Council meets Friday, November 21; agenda posted

The Faculty Council will meet from 3:00 to 5:00 pm on Friday, November 21, 2014 in the Pleasants Family Room at Wilson Library.  The agenda is now online here, and all faculty members are welcome to attend.

Twitter and video coverage of the second Faculty Athletics Committee listening session, November 11, 2014

Below, see the complete video and our Storify of tweets from the Faculty Athletics Committee’s November 11 listening session.  Thanks to our colleagues in News Services for the assistance with the video.

Tweets with hashtag #UNCFAC from the second Faculty Athletics Committee listening session, November 11, 2014, held in Stone Center on the UNC-CH campus.

Twitter and video coverage of Faculty Athletics Committee listening session, November 5, 2014

Below, see the complete video and our Storify of tweets from the Faculty Athletics Committee’s November 5 listening session.  Thanks to our colleagues in News Services for the assistance with the video.  A second listening session will be held on November 11.  Details here.