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.

Letter: UNC admin did not handle protest well


The fact that a UNC student group interrupted last Thursday night’s town hall meeting to list some absurd demands (with a few reasonable ones mixed in) and then immediately left the meeting to hold its own press conference outside clearly illustrates how people, especially today’s university students, can be unwilling to hear other opinions, thus entrenching themselves further in their own beliefs and thoughts.

Faculty Athletics Committee talks Mizzou at listening session

Only two faculty members attended the Faculty Athletics Committee’s listening session Wednesday, but the committee still led a discussion about the potential impact of student-athletes refusing to play as a form of protest. 

Board of Governors to release closed meeting vote totals on chancellors' raises


The UNC-system Board of Governors gathered at 2 p.m. today for a previously unscheduled meeting. For 45 minutes, the board discussed salary increases for UNC faculty and staff as well as a request from two N.C. legislators for the records from the board’s emergency meeting on Oct. 30.

UNC pharmacy professor writes what she knows


After 15 years of fiction-writing dreams, Betsy Sleath finally published her first book, “Pelican Island Pharmacy.” 

Committee on women's status talks lactation rooms, fixed-term contracts


UNC English professor pioneers research on Homer



Scholarly Sweethearts: The Hudleys have a rock-solid marriage


The Hudleys are a couple who fit together like pieces in a puzzle, or if you’re a geologist, plates of the Earth’s crust.

Faculty Council talk Spellings, Student Stores at October meeting

“She hasn’t had the chance to come on campus, but I’ve already begun to have conversations with her about our university, what we do, who we are, and she starts in March,” Folt said. “We have lots of time to really develop an understanding for her about what our special aspirations are.”

Kevin Guskiewicz named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Kevin Guskiewicz has been named the next dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, according to a release from the University.

Guskiewicz, the senior associate dean for natural sciences and a distinguished professor in the Exercise and Sport Sciences department, was one of five finalists for the position — and the only one currently at UNC. 

“Kevin is a natural fit to become the next leader of our vibrant College of Arts and Sciences, which provides students with a critical foundation for learning and discovery every day,” Chancellor Carol L.

UNC's Nobel Prize winner celebrates Turkish roots


When Aziz Sancar’s wife woke him up at 5 a.m. on Oct. 7, he feared something terrible had happened to one of his family members in Turkey.

‘Greenham’ has a ‘math nerd romance’


What is the solution when you add one mathematician and one statistician together? Greenham. 

Computer science majors outpace department’s budget, faculty


The computer science department at UNC is using one of the largest classrooms on campus, but students still complain they can’t get into classes they need. 

Orientation and layoff facilitation positions aren't new

When geography professor Altha Cravey heard the University is looking for two full-time “orientation/layoff coordinators,” she was shocked.

UNC professor given Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Aziz Sancar, a UNC biochemistry and biophysics professor and researcher, earned the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday morning.

New dean candidate emphasizes diversity


For O.J. McGhee, hearing that there was still room for the University to grow diversity-wise rang especially true.

First Amendment Day keynote addresses online harassment


When Danielle Citron first shared her ideas about regulating online cyberbullying and harassment years ago, she was told she was going to break the internet.

Scandal reforms introduce syllabus requirements

When information about an academic scandal lasting nearly two decades started surfacing in 2010, the University began making changes. One reform was new, specific requirements for course syllabuses.

UNC faculty addresses Student Stores privatization

The Faculty Executive Committee wants the University to ensure the wishes of UNC Student Stores’ employees are honored if the privatization moves forward.

Faculty Council says new athletics committee will have Faculty Athletics ties

Friday’s Faculty Council meeting ended with applause for the unanimous approval of a resolution supporting academic freedom and English professor Neel Ahuja, whose “Literature of 9/11” first-year seminar was criticized by conservatives earlier in September.

Q&A with education professor Keith Sawyer on creativity


UNC professor of education Keith Sawyer has published 14 books and more than 80 scientific articles on creativity, psychology and more.