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.

UNC system, legislature often find themselves at odds

The road between University administrators in South Building and legislators in downtown Raleigh is the same as it’s always been — even if in recent years the two seem farther apart on issues related to UNC-Chapel Hill.


Proposal would require UNC professors to teach eight courses a year

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Tenured professors at UNC teach an average of 2.5 courses per semester — but a new proposal in the N.C. General Assembly could require all UNC-system faculty to teach significantly more.


Discussion on women in the workplace draws a crowd

Less than a week after a former housekeeper sued the University for a hostile work environment — in a lawsuit that detailed a sex-for-hire scandal in the department — 11 University groups brought in an expert to speak about ways women can work together to make workplaces more inclusive.


Trustee asks faculty to give feedback on Saunders Hall

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University Trustee Chuck Duckett attended Monday’s Faculty Executive Committee to inform committee members about the progress of the proposal to rename Saunders Hall. 


Q&A with UNC author Andrew Reynolds

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Four years and three drafts later,UNC political science professor Andrew Reynolds is publishing “The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform.” 


Workers, adjunct faculty struggle with wages

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Students, low-wage workers and a union president sought to find common ground in the plight of minimum-wage workers and adjunct faculty at an event Monday.


UNC to grant students' requests for admissions files under FERPA

College acceptance might no longer be a mystery to UNC students — the University is expected to join a national movement and release admissions files under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.


Faculty Council passes two amendments, reviews new HR system

Friday's Faculty Council meeting covered an array of topics  — including the University’s loan to the Northside neighborhood as well as increasing access to scholarly articles written by faculty — but the majority of the meeting was spent reviewing the new payroll system.

There are ongoing software updates to fine-tune new payroll and HR systems that went live in October 2014.


Binge drinking working group prepares for the long haul

After first bringing up the issue in October, Provost Jim Dean and other members of a new binge drinking working group held their first meeting Thursday.


Faculty Athletics Committee discusses athletes’ cases

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The Faculty Athletics Committee spent half of its Tuesday meeting in closed session, as the members discussed specific student-athletes’ cases.


Faculty respond to Board of Governors decision to close poverty center

Chancellor Carol Folt raced to Friday’s Faculty Council meeting from the Board of Governors meeting in Charlotte, where members decided to close UNC School of Law’s Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity and two other UNC-system centers.


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.