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 Council discusses an array of subjects at its last meeting

At the last Faculty Council meeting of 2014, aftershocks from the Wainstein report finally started to blend in with the rest of campus life.

Six UNC professors pleasantly surprised by election to science association

A handful of UNC scientists have been honored with election to the American Association for the Advancement of Science — an award that came as a genuine surprise to most of them.

Faculty Executive Committee discusses academic freedom issue

Questions raised by UNC's accreditation body — the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges — letter were at the top of the Faculty Executive Committee agenda Monday.

Faculty Council focuses on core values in response to Wainstein report

Faculty members have been in an identity crisis since the release of the Wainstein Report a month ago. 

Karen Gil to step down in May

After serving since 2009 as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Karen Gil has decided it’s time to step down and give someone else a chance to lead UNC’s largest academic branch through its next phase. 

Veterans affairs position proposed to Board of Trustees

Student Body President Andrew Powell and Jacob Hinton support creating a University position devoted to veterans affairs, but UNC’s administration is not sold.

UNC's General Counsel Leslie Strohm to leave for Louisville


After staying on to help the University handle the aftermath of the Wainstein report, UNC’s longtime General Counsel Leslie Strohm will leave her post in January.

For now, no night parking fee in sight

The proposal for students, staff and faculty to pay for night parking on campus will remain on hold for now. 

Faculty Executive Committee wants more involvement in student-athlete matters

UNC faculty want a place to voice their concerns directly when it comes to the role of athletics in the University, members of the Faculty Executive Committee said in their meeting Monday.

Q&A with Berlin Wall expert, UNC professor Konrad Jarausch


Sunday marked the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The wall, built on Aug. 15, 1961, by the government of East Germany, remains one of the most powerful symbols of the Cold War. Konrad H. Jarausch, UNC Lurcy Professor of European Civilization, spoke with The Daily Tar Heel staff writer Jungsu Hong about the anniversary of the fall.

Progressive Faculty Network needles Wainstein report


While the Progressive Faculty Network has diverse opinions on the Wainstein report, there is one thing they can agree on — the problem is much bigger than paper classes. 

Faculty Council suggest solutions to academic problems

A week after the release of Kenneth Wainstein’s investigation report on the academic scandal, the members of the UNC Faculty Council assembled to discuss the resolution of the existing problems and try to path the way for the University’s future.

Chemistry professor Joe DeSimone receives national recognition


UNC chemistry professor Joseph DeSimone can celebrate knowing that he has achieved a feat so great, only a handful of people in the world can say the same.

Jan Boxill replaced as director of Parr Center


After being implicated in the University’s athletic-academic scandal Wednesday, Professor Jan Boxill lost her directorship of the Parr Center for Ethics.

Faculty, athletic counselors facing disciplinary action at UNC


Before students could even digest the Wainstein report, Chancellor Carol Folt made a promise — nine UNC employees will face disciplinary action.

Binge drinking on campus addressed by Faculty Executive Committee


When Provost Jim Dean addresses binge drinking on campus, he’s going to go big.

Students split on policy protecting Rita Balaban's unmasking

Economics professor Rita Balaban has no regrets, and the general opinion around campus seems to be that she doesn’t need them.

Gay faculty at UNC receive health care for spouses

UNC employees can now begin enrolling same-sex spouses in the State Health Plan.

Summer Writing Group Program will provide support to faculty during summer months

Summer is different for everyone. For some, it is a time to relax after the stressful academic year. For others, it is a time to travel abroad and experience the world. 

Course evaluations slammed as ineffective

The end of each semester brings students a deluge of emails requesting their input on classes — and some professors at UNC and beyond are questioning the best methods for those evaluations.