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.

Top four takeaways from the Faculty Council's first meeting


 The Faculty Council members met for the first time this school year Friday, tackling topics like Silent Sam and the Center for Civil Rights. 

Duke to increase employee minimum wage to $15 by 2019


Duke University will increase its minimum wage to $15 per hour for all regular University and Health System staff by 2019, according to a university statement Aug. 25.

UNC faculty jazz trio receive a standing ovation

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 With a soft blue light shining over them, the UNC Faculty Jazz Trio played some of the genre’s greatest hits, receiving a standing ovation from the crowd last Thursday night. 

Faculty Executive Committee discuss Silent Sam solutions


Silent Sam dominated the conversation at the Faculty Executive Committee Meeting Monday afternoon, with some members calling on Chancellor Carol Folt to make a stronger statement and condemn the University’s controversial past.  

UNC faculty asks the BOG to vote against closing the Center for Civil Rights



The UNC-Chapel Hill Faculty Executive Committee asked the UNC Board of Governors to vote against closing the Center for Civil Rights. The committee passed a resolution Thursday saying the proposed policy "makes it harder for campuses within the system to pursue their mission."

Provost Jim Dean steps down


Chancellor Carol Folt sent an email to the Carolina Community around 11 a.m. announcing that Jim Dean, executive vice chancellor and provost, is stepping down after 4 years in his position. 

Paul Hardin leaves behind legacy of integrity


On Saturday afternoon, the Senior Pastor of University United Methodist Church Justin Coleman began his New Testament reading for the memorial service of Paul Hardin III, the seventh chancellor of UNC with the following verses from the Book of Romans:

English professor Jessica Wolfe receives fellowship to work in Folger Shakespeare Library in DC


The Folger Shakespeare Library chose UNC English professor Jessica Wolfe as one of seven long-term fellows for the 2017-18 year. The fellowship program will give her the unique opportunity to work on a special year-long project in Washington, D.C. 

Q&A with professor Joe DeSimone on Carbon company and 3-D printing


Chemistry professor Joe DeSimone is currently on leave from UNC to act as CEO at the company he co-founded, Carbon. Carbon uses Continuous Liquid Interface Production technology that DeSimone helped create to improve 3-D printing. 

'We still have more to do': UNC minority faculty tops peer group at 11 percent


Though UNC ranks among the highest of its peer institutions in terms of diversity, many still see room for improvement in the percentage of faculty of color, female faculty and LGBTQ faculty.

Pendulums, pianos and puppets fill campus for Arts Everywhere Day


Arts Everywhere Day, an initiative sponsored by Chancellor Carol Folt, is bringing live music, puppets and even a pendulum created by the Physics and Math Departments to campus today.

Faculty Executive Committee discusses commitment to the free speech policy

Academic advising, free speech and events on campus were all topics of conversation at Monday's Faculty Executive Committee meeting.

Working group plans to update the general education curriculum

A working group is assessing the general education curriculum, with plans to be implemented in the fall of 2019 by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Kevin Guskiewicz.

Unofficial plaque honoring Zora Neale Hurston to be taken off Carolina Hall


A plaque honoring Zora Neale Hurston was placed outside Carolina Hall on Tuesday.

Chalk messages against Islam, veganism popped up around campus on Sunday


Students saw chalk messages — including things like “#triggered Trump wins,” “veganism is wrong” and “we rule” — around campus Sunday morning.

Teach-in series hosts panel on issues facing state's undocumented students and workers


Panelists discussed immigration and documentation in the Undocumented Students and Workers in North Carolina panel discussion held Wednesday.

Former UNC faculty, staff explain reasoning for taking offers at Duke


In the 2015-16 school year, at least 11 faculty members left UNC and five offers from Duke University were made to faculty, Executive Vice Provost Ron Strauss said.

Luncheon brings together award winners to discuss gender equity


The first University Awards for the Advancement of Women Luncheon brought together four previous winners of the award to discuss methods of advancing gender equity.

'We're not just going to sit silent': Campuses outline communication after student suicides


The period following a student suicide can be pivotal for a campus community.

Faculty Council resolution aims to give fixed-term members more respectability

After 15 years of fighting, fixed-term teaching faculty at UNC are finally getting recognition with Resolution 2017-3, which adds teaching assistant professor and teaching associate professor as title ranks.