Topics: Faculty and Administration

UNC's faculty members and administrators work for various departments and professional schools within the University.

Faculty retention has been a concern at UNC in years past due to budget cuts and salary freezes. A third of University faculty who received job offers from other top research universities chose to remain at UNC, down from 69 percent from the previous year.

Faculty respond to Board of Governors decision to close poverty center

By Megan Morris

Staff Writer


Rally supports non-tenured faculty

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Students, faculty and others rallied together on the steps of Wilson Library on Wednesday to call for a living wage, increased benefits and better working conditions for non-tenure-track professors.


Law faculty take stand on poverty center’s potential closing

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More than 60 UNC law faculty have signed onto a statement asserting that the UNC Board of Governors’ recommendations on the future of two centers in the law school limit academic freedom and chill free speech. 


Faculty Executive Committee resolution shows support for poverty center

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The Faculty Executive Committee has approved a resolution expressing faculty concerns over the ousting of UNC-system President Tom Ross and the recommendation to close the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity.


Professor launches veterans’ reading club at Chapel Hill Public Library

Reflecting on war experience can be intensely emotional — but John Howell, Hilary Lithgow and Theresa Yuschok hope to turn those reflections into valuable discussion with a new reading group for veterans at the Chapel Hill Public Library.


Two UNC professors to battle at DSI Comedy's "Oh the Humanities"

When UNC Shakespearean English professor Mary Floyd-Wilson was asked if she had a message for medieval historian and professor Brett Whalen, her only response was, “Tell him I'm gonna go medieval on his ass.”


Academic advising, transfer rules dominate committee meeting

Academic advising at UNC is evaluating support services provided to student-athletes. 


Faculty Executive Committee discusses plans for the sciences at UNC

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Members of the Faculty Executive Committee spent much of Monday's meeting hearing a presentation on ways to improve science programs at UNC. 


UNC tuition hikes to target faculty retention

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Losing prized faculty members to other universities that make lucrative offers — it’s an unfortunately familiar, persistent problem for the UNC system.



UNC-system President search process revisited

CARY — Students and faculty have made clear over the past week through public statements, letters to the editor and social media that they want a say in the search for UNC-system President Tom Ross’ successor.


Athlete working group talks impact of new NCAA rule

New NCAA legislation that allows universities to pay athletes for the full cost of college attendance was met with positive reactions from the Student-Athlete Academic Initiative Working Group on Tuesday.


Faculty Executive Committee talks Board of Governors tension

Faculty leaders are struggling to accept the Board of Governors’ decision that led to the resignation of UNC-system President Tom Ross.


Sexual assault module requirements baffle student employees

Student employees will only have to complete one of the Title IX Awareness and Violence Prevention online training modules required by both employees and students at the University — but some student employees say this has not been made clear to them. 


Video helps UNC family in need

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A UNC employee said she’s been overwhelmed by the generosity that has followed since a Pennsylvania family took to social media to raise money for her sister who is battling cancer.


This is Ann Powers: NPR critic, UNC lecturer

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Ann Powers is nationally known for her expertise on the newest and coolest music, but she credits music with the coolest praise of all — bridging the generational gap between her and her daughter.


UNC weather delay throws wrench in employees' schedules

When the University closes for ice, many students turn off their alarm clocks and go back to bed. For University employees, things might not be as simple. 


Faculty headed to NCAA meeting

The Faculty Athletics Committee is becoming increasingly involved in giving input to ACC and NCAA conference proposals and discussed upcoming proposals for the NCAA convention later this week.


Professor Hassan Melehy criticizes Faculty Council insider culture

Tensions continue to run high in the Faculty Council meetings in the aftermath of the October release of Kenneth Wainstein’s report on academic fraud at UNC. 


Professors weigh ban on laptops in class

UNC students attending classes for the first time this week might have noticed professors banning laptops in the classroom, citing research that laptop use — and its distractions — can hinder learning.