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.

Former chancellor William B. Aycock dies at 99

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Former chancellor and retired law professor William B. Aycock, who would have turned 100 in October, has died.


Aerospace department chairman killed in car accident

Lt. Col. John Wade Collins, chairman of the Department of Aerospace Studies and commander of the Air Force ROTC, died in a car accident Monday morning. 


Faculty Executive Committee proposes new athletics task force

The Faculty Executive Committee discussed the formation of another group tasked with examining the University’s athletic program at its meeting Monday.


Faculty Council wraps up 2014-2015

UNC's turbulent year was on the minds of many at the final Faculty Council meeting of the academic year Friday.


Filling top in administration spots costs UNC $840K

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If anyone should be happy about chancellors quitting after just years on the job, it’s William Funk.


Campaign to win better pay for adjunct faculty gains steam in NC

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North Carolina college students will soon finish up the spring semester and leave campus for internships, study abroad and beach vacations. One of their professors, John Steen, will be grading his final exams — and then moving into his parents’ basement.


Pharmacy professor Lee dedicated to research

At a research-based university like UNC, professors who conduct and publish their research are not uncommon.


Adjunct faculty push for fair pay

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There are the familiar faces of the worker’s rights movement: fast-food workers, health care workers, farmers. And there are the unexpected ones: university professors.


Bobbi Owen still under disciplinary review

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Bobbi Owen said she wants to be known as a professor of dramatic art.


Faculty Executive Committee reviews proposals for athlete education

Faculty Executive Committee members discussed new specialized education proposals for UNC athletes when they met Monday.


Brian Hogan wins Carolina Chiron Award

References to a broken scooter and a bag of shattered light bulbs were key parts of the lecture that Brian Hogan gave to a mix of students and faculty in Gerrard Hall on Wednesday. 


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.


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.


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.


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.