Topics: Faculty and Administration

UNC professor Bill Gentry spent 30 years responding to disasters


When it comes to disaster preparation, Bill Gentry knows what he’s doing.

ITS unsure of what caused Sakai issues

Students and faculty who wanted to use Sakai Thursday had about a 50-50 chance of success.

Faculty Athletics Committee examines changing landscape


Cunningham updated the Faculty Athletics Committee on important litigation and changes to the governance of college athletics in the committee’s first meeting of the academic year.

Finance, HR system redesign costs $87 million

The new ConnectCarolina system, which will impact faculty and staff, was neither a simple nor a cheap endeavor.

Advisers want more of a dialogue with Carol Folt


UNC faculty members said they want better communication between them and Chancellor Carol Folt in the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee’s first independent meeting of the year Monday.

Former UNC professor John Briscoe awarded for water work


Former UNC professor John Briscoe received the Stockholm Water Prize, known informally as the “Nobel Prize of water,” earlier this year for his dedication to working on global water policies.

Hiring rates high, retention rates low for minorities


As a young black woman, senior Danielle Moore wishes she had had at least one black faculty member teach a class for her biology major. 

UNC Honor System informs with food

The list of what Student Congress cannot pay for is short: no firearms, no T-shirts, no lobbying and no food.

UNC's new policy explains sanctions for sexual assault


UNC students have never been told what “yes” is.

Professor to lead sustainable water project with $2.2 million fund

Professor Gregory Characklis will lead a sustainable water project after receiving a $2.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

UNC-system faculty workloads data draws criticism

A recent report from the Pope Center that accuses UNC-system schools of inflating faculty workloads has drawn criticism from system administrators. 

Late English professor Darryl Gless ‘taught gusto, love’


Late UNC professor Darryl Gless taught more than English.

Yearlong World War I commemoration begins


A century after the start of World War I, UNC professor John McGowan wants students to reflect on how the war changed the world just as he reflects on how it changed his family.

UNC School of Medicine's curriculum evolves


First-year medical school students at UNC are the guinea pigs for a new curriculum this year.

Research centers fight to avoid more budget cuts


With all the money in the world, Grace Schmits would ask for just a little more space. 

UNC-system faculty to get pay hike

After four years of pay freezes  for UNC-system faculty in five years, a salary hike is on the way.

UNC professors complete ice bucket challenge to support colleague


The UNC psychology department, recognizing the chance to take advantage of a national sensation to show support for one of its own, arranged a surprise “Ice Bucket Challenge” Wednesday for professor Steven Reznick.

UNC professors join boycott of Israeli academic institutions

More than 400 scholars and librarians from around the world, including four professors from UNC, signed their names to a letter this month that called for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions until certain demands are met. 

Q&A with advocate for adjuncts Jean DeSaix


Adjunct faculty rights are the subject of legislation that passed the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this month, requiring colleges to report certain data about adjuncts, including their working conditions and pay.

Faculty chair Bruce Cairns begins term, plans to collaborate with UNC groups


With the start of a new school year and the start of his term as faculty chair, Bruce Cairns stressed that collaboration is key.