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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.

Full video of October 31, 2014 Faculty Council meeting now available

Thanks to the assistance of our colleagues at UNC News Services, we now have a professionally produced full video of the October 31, 2014 Faculty Council meeting available online.  As noted on the meeting agenda, the discussion focused on the findings of the Wainstein report.

October 31, 2014 Faculty Council Meeting

 Meeting minutes posted (11/18/2014)

This discussion complements two other campus conversations about the Wainstein report including:

October 22, 2014 News Conference

October 22, 2014 Town Meeting

Faculty Athletics Committee provides details on upcoming listening sessions

Statement from the Faculty Athletics Committee, November 4, 2014

The Faculty Athletics Committee is sponsoring two open forum listening sessions open to faculty and staff to aid in our ongoing work plan.  Your thoughts and suggestions will assist with agenda setting and our continued analysis of policy, procedure, and philosophy practiced at UNC related to academics and athletics.  The following information will help you know how and when to participate in our committee’s work on behalf of the faculty.

  • Wednesday, November 5, 11:30 to 1:00, Room 504, Wilson Library
  • Tuesday, November 11, 12:30 to 2:00, Hitchcock Room, Sonya Haynes Stone Center

At any time, you have nine elected faculty members with whom you can communicate your questions and suggestions and information to be considered by FAC during our work this year and in the future.

  • Joy Renner, 966-5147,
  • Marc Cohen,
  • Beverly Foster, 966-4995,
  • Paul Friga, 962-3786,
  • Layna Mosley, 962-0416,
  • Andy Perrin, 962-6876,
  • John Stephens, 962-5190,
  • Debbie Stroman, 843-0336,
  • Kim Strom-Gottfried, 962-6495,

Our roles:

  1. monitoring existing systems and policies and organization related to academics,
  2. reviewing present academic outcomes and trends,
  3. seeking out Best Practice information to guide our refinement of the UNC connection of academics and athletics, and
  4. discussing trends in college athletics on topics that could affect academics
  5. providing input to new systems and policies to strengthen the student athlete’s UNC experience.

FAC key topics and focus for 2014-15:

Review topics – Working Group processes analysis; advising of student athletes; admissions;  community voices; major and course distributions; student athlete experience data; status of ASPSA and MAP; voices of students, especially groups who may be marginalized or misunderstood and underserviced; resources for the students

Moving Forward Topics –  Faculty and student athlete communication, understanding and healthy culture development;   Student-athlete time distribution and commitment;   Student athlete integration into campus life and in governance and leadership